Monday, 25 June 2012

Renewable Energy news on 25th June 2012

Opposition to renewable energy mandate gears up
The Detroit News
Detroit - A combination of labor, business and government officials today will launch their opposition to a proposed 25 percent statewide renewable energy ...
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Debate over renewable energy ballot issue heats up
The Detroit News
The debate over increasing Michigan's renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
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eBay Commits to Renewable Energy for Next Data Center
PC Magazine
EBay is going green, announcing today plans to build the next phase of the company's data center primarily using renewable energy.
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Renewable Energy Can Supply 80% of US Electricity
SustainableBusiness.com
All the technology needed is available today, but a more flexible grid is the key, says NREL.
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Savvy Consumer: Renewable energy has also become affordable
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Electric providers offer 52 renewable energy plans to customers in North Texas.
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Rio Isn't All Lost
New York Times
Solar and wind energy are developing faster than predicted — indeed, faster than most people realize. Europe is showing the way. Denmark gets about 20 ...
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Renewable Energy Industry Pushes Back Against Bad Press
Fox Business
The renewable energy industry is making an election-season push to improve its image after a year in which several high-profile bankruptcies dominated press ...
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EBay to power data center with renewable energy
Reuters
(Reuters) - EBay Inc said it plans to build a data center powered by startup Bloom Energy's renewable energy fuel cells, a more environmentally-friendly ...
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U.N. chief unveils clean energy pledges, investments
Chicago Tribune
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that more than 50 governments have launched new energy strategies, ...
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Frost & Sullivan finds winds of opportunity for Renewable Energy ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Among all renewable energy sources, solar photovoltaic (PV) had the highest revenue share in 2011, while wind power is considered the lowest cost form of ...
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Solar energy project approved on tribal land near Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sun
Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 1:33 p.m. - The federal government on Thursday approved a massive 350-megawatt solar energy project to be built on land in Clark ...
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Coalition aims to pull plug on renewable energy push
Crain's Detroit Business
It's game on over boosting Michigan's requirements for renewable energy. A new coalition that includes the state's two largest energy companies and leading ...
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Richmond joins growing renewable energy provider, Marin Energy ...
San Jose Mercury News
Richmond s City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 to join the Marin Energy Authority, giving residents the choice of either being automatically enrolled in the energy ...
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Zayed Future Energy Prize to Address Integration between Energy ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Over the past four years, the Prize has awarded innovators from around the world for their achievements in the renewable energy and sustainability sphere.
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US Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF ...
MarketWatch (press release)
US PREF Releases White Papers to Highlight Success of Renewable Energy in Driving Down Prices of Electricity, and Importance of State RPS Mandates in ...
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SEIA's Statement: New Brattle Group Report Shows Solar Energy as ...
Houston Chronicle
Analysts at The Brattle Group energy consultancy reviewed data from the Texas electricity market from the summer of 2011 and analyzed how prices would have ...
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New Fact Checking Site for Energy Issues
Forbes
I'm attending the 9th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street today, hosted by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and ...
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eBay: Renewable Energy “Blooms” in Utah
Sustainable Business Forum
Dean Nelson, who oversees data centers for eBay, told me recently that he has two big business problems to solve:
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Are we wildly underestimating solar and wind power?
Washington Post (blog)
Right now, renewable energy sources like solar and wind still provide just a small fraction of the world's electricity. But they're growing fast. Very fast. Three new ...
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Satcon Selected by Southern Sky Renewable Energy and Gemma ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Southern Sky Renewable Energy LLC is a Boston, MA based utility-scale solar PV developer. To learn more about Southern Sky Renewable Energy LLC, ...
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EarthTalk: Feds increasing subsidies for renewable energy
Arizona Daily Sun
Dear EarthTalk: Renewable energy production in the solar and wind markets currently receives about $7 billion in government subsidies annually,
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Hong Kong datacenters lack renewable energy options
Computerworld
Datacenters in Hong Kong can never become greener -- because Hong Kong's government is lukewarm to the use of renewable energy."
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Rio+20 summit outlines international energy/environmental goals
Examiner.com
The conference goals: reducing poverty, advancing social equity, and ensuring environmental protection (including renewable energy use) on an increasingly ...
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Secretary Salazar Approves First-Ever Commercial Solar Energy ...
eNews Park Forest
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Making Renewable Energies Competitive
Kansas City infoZine
Larger Subsidies to Alternative Renewables Is a Recent Product of President Obama.
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1.21 Gigawatts! US Finally in the Clean Energy Game
Huffington Post
In the past five years, a new U.S. renewable energy policy has quietly grown more popular, enabling enough solar power (1.21 gigawatts!) to send Michael J.
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EBay To Build Nation's Largest Alternative Energy Fuel Cell Data ...
RedOrbit
EBay announced on Thursday that it plans to build a large renewable data center in Utah that will be powered by alternative energy fuel cells.
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eBay Sets Bold New Vision for Powering Commerce with Clean ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Partnering with Bloom Energy, eBay is building the country's largest non-utility fuel cell installation. Renewable energy typically supplements the electric grid, but ...
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Hudson Energy Solar Corporation partners with Delaware Valley ...
MarketWatch (press release)
A Just Energy Group company, Hudson Energy Solar specializes in providing commercial and residential customers with renewable energy solutions. HES will ...
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Feds announce 1st major solar plant on tribal land
The Seattle Times
Federal officials have approved a solar plant on an Indian reservation outside Las Vegas, marking the nation's first commercial-grade solar energy project on ...
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Feds OK 1st major solar plant on tribal land; project planned for ...
Washington Post
LAS VEGAS — Federal officials have approved a solar plant on an Indian reservation outside Las Vegas, marking the nation's first commercial-grade solar ...
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“The Hulk” Flexes Celebrity Muscle in Support of Nonprofit Bringing ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
“I support Empowered by Light because they are bringing light and renewable energy to those who don't yet have it, and they're teaching whole nations that we ...
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Green Campus Partners and Citi Launch Financing Solution to Fund ...
MarketWatch (press release)
This collaboration between GCP and Citi will enable the implementation of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in energy conservation and renewable ...
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El Paso Electric and SunEdison Inaugurate Las Cruces Centennial ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The "Las Cruces Centennial Solar Farm" was recently activated in May 2012 and is part of EPE's ongoing strategy to increase renewable energy as part of the ...
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OPIC Board Approves $175 Million for Two Renewable Energy ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Taking the latest renewable energy technologies and applying them to emerging markets is one of the great development challenges of the coming years.
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Manheim Unveils Solar Installations at Two Auction Locations to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Manheim Baltimore-Washington installation produces nearly 170kW of clean energy, and the Manheim Nashville project generates 200kW of renewable ...
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Nearly 20 MW Solar Project Brings Water and Electricity Together
MarketWatch (press release)
Named after local solar energy advocate Bill Sinkin, who is known for wearing bowties, the 19.8 megawatt (MW) project will produce enough clean power for an ...
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Landsvirkjun in Iceland Announces New Renewable Energy Power ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Under this new contract, Landsvirkjun will provide clean, renewable energy to power a steel and scrap metal recycling plant at the Grundartangi industrial area ...
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Renewable energy use surged worldwide last year
Phys.Org
Renewable energy reached a big milestone in 2011, surging to a record $257 billion in global investments, the U.N. Environment Program announced, up 17 ...
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REC ANNOUNCES A CONSENT SOLICITATION IN RELATION TO ...
Reuters
Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (the "Company") announced today its invitation to holders (the "Holders") of the outstanding EUR 320000000 6.50 per cent.
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Closing arguments in Md. renewable energy trial
San Francisco Chronicle
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments in the case of a Maryland man accused of selling $9.1 million in fraudulent renewable ...
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Renewable energy in the EU: which countries are set to reach their ...
The Guardian (blog)
Renewable sources accounted for 12.4% of the EU's energy in 2010 and Sweden are leading the way amongst the member states. How do other countries ...
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The Guardian (blog)

Nexteer Automotive expands into alternative energy
minbcnews.com
Global automotive supplier Nexteer Automotive announced today it is expanding its product portfolio into the alternative energy market.
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Solar Tech Improvements; Solar Project News; Solar Manufacturing ...
CleanTechnica
Other than the solar energy news we've already posted on, here's some more solar energy news from the last week or so from around the cleantech interwebs: ...
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Newport News looking at renewable energy facility
Daily Press
NEWPORT NEWS — An Ohio company is proposing to build an anaerobic digester — a renewable energy facility that would accept food and yard waste as well ...
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Campbell Dedicates 9.8-Megawatt Solar Power System
MarketWatch (press release)
BNB Renewable Energy Holdings (BNB) developed the project from its inception in 2009 in partnership with Campbell. A key to the project's success is a power ...
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Solar plane flies to Sahara sun in Ouarzazate, Morocco--Watch it Live
MarketWatch (press release)
After landing, the Solar Impulse team joined events highlighting renewable energy technologies, under the patronage of King Mohammed VI and at the invitation ...
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OPIC to Invest $175 Million in Two Renewable Energy Funds
Businessweek
The Overseas Private Investment Corp. will invest $175 million in two renewable energy funds managed by TPG Capital and GEF Management Corp.
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