Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Renewal Energies news on 2nd July 2012

New Hampshire Sets Thermal Renewable Energy Carve Out ...
Yesterday Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire signed a new bill into law that adds thermal renewable energy to the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) currently set at 23.8 percent by 2025. The RPS requires that utilities ...
Renewable Energy News - RenewableEner...

80% Renewable Energy by 2050 is Possible, Just Using Today's ...
By Mat McDermott
The only game that needs to be changed to make this happen is the political one.
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Controversial New Book Claims Renewable Energy Does Not Offset ...
By Timon Singh
A controversial new environmental book called Green Illusions by University of California Berkeley scholar Ozzie Zehner claims that renewable energy technologies in the US are not offseting fossil fuel use in the United States. In fact, Zehner ...
INHABITAT

A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy - IEEE Spectrum
By Vaclav Smil
It takes several lifetimes to put a new energy system into place, and wishful thinking can't speed things along.
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

China Spends Big Bucks On Solar Energy Investment In Chile ...
By Paul Willis
The skies the limit for the Chinese solar and now the country is reported to be investing $900 million in a solar energy park in the Andean country of Chile.
EarthTechling

Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks.com
By Zacks Equity Research
The growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and inversely related to the prices of petroleum products. While that relationship remains in place, other macroeconomic uncertainties ...
Zacks Investment Research - All...

Solar Energy's Future To Be Found In Nano Technologies ...
By Paul Willis
North Carolina State University scientists claim they've found a way of creating slimmer thin-film solar cells, without compromising the cells' performance.
EarthTechling

Exit133.com: Renewable Energy Technology: Potential Growth Area ...
By Exit133
Biomass boilers aren't a perfect technology; but they do represent a source of renewable energy, which is good for energy independence, and in many cases waste reduction. On the other hand, the burning of biosolids comes with the ...
Exit133.com - Article

USDA Teams Up with GE for Renewable Energy | AgWired
By John
USDA Teams Up with GE for Renewable Energy. Posted on June 28, 2012 by John. General Electric Aviation plans to buy $5 million worth of biofuels for its jets beginning in 2015, thanks to a partnership with the USDA. The two are ...
AgWired

ITM Power, GHR to collaborate on 700 bar hydrogen dispensing in ...
UK-based ITM Power has signed an agreement with GHR Hochdruck-Reduziertechnik GmbH in Germany, to collaborate on the deployment of dual 700 bar and 350 bar hydrogen refuelling products for the German mobility market.
Renewable Energy Focus - Latest News

Construction for renewable energy plant in Woodville underway ...
By Alexis Spears
In addition to the $25 million economic impact, the bio-mass plant will provide 250 construction and 25 full-time jobs.
KTRE - East Texas News

More job losses at Vestas as it closes China factory and restructures ...
As it continues to grapple with its restructuring plans, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it is ending production of kilowatt size machines, including its V52-850kW and V60-850kW turbines.
Renewable Energy Focus - Latest News

How do we make renewable energy competitive in today's markets ...
By Doug Moss
A review of the measures being taken to help make renewable energy competitive in today's energy markets.
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Finno | The renewable energy made in Italy at “Intersolar North ...
By Magda Paolillo AGINNOVAZIONE
The renewable energy made in Italy at “Intersolar North America fair” – California, from 9 to 12 July 2012. The Intersolar North America fair , that will be in the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California, from 9 to 12 July 2012, brings together ...
Finno

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Metrolina Greenhouses, stumps for ...
By cesmith@charlotteobserver.com (Celeste Smith)
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Metrolina Greenhouses, stumps for renewable energy. Obama official visits Metrolina Greenhouses to promote renewable energy practices. By Celeste Smith cesmith@charlotteobserver.com. By Celeste Smith ...
The Charlotte Observer -- Business

Landsvirkjun in Iceland Announces New Renewable Energy Power ...
By jmb
Landsvirkjun in Iceland Announces New Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement with GMR ... will provide clean, renewable energy to power a steel and scrap metal ... renewable energy,” said Hordur Arnarson, CEO of Landsvirkjun.
Japan Metal Bulletin

TWO DAYS LEFT: Submit Applications for IRECs Innovative ...
By JaneP
Only two days remain. Each year, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc., recognizes individuals and organizations that have implemented innovative.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council

Renewable Energy Policy Toolkit: Part 2 - MN2020 Hindsight
I recently wrote a post highlighting some policy mechanism alternatives to Renewable Portfolio Standards that create economic incentives to invest in renewable energy sources, and want to bring to light a few more here. On the one hand we ...
MN2020

Financing renewable energy: Who should pick up the bill?
By Vivienne
Although China has become a global leader in renewable energy – and is largely responsible for investment growth in recent years – it is still building a new coal-fired power station every week. Why is this? and what can be done about it?
Globalisation and Development

Pakistan – Pakistan Community-Based Renewable Energy ...
By South Asia | World Bank
Pakistan – Pakistan Community-Based Renewable Energy Development in Northern Areas and Chithral : P101640 – Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02. Posted on June 27, 2012 by South Asia | World Bank · Click here to ...
EU Political Press Service

Bulgaria Cuts Preferential Prices For Renewable Energy - Solarplaza
REUTERS - Bulgaria's energy regulator drastically cut guaranteed rates for electricity generated by wind and solar power parks on Friday on fears of soaring electricity prices, further unsettling renewable-energy developers in the Balkan ...
Solarplaza.com live stream

Master Limited Partnerships bill for renewable energy introduced in ...
By Meghan Sapp
In Washington, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced a bill that would see Master Limited Partnerships expanded to allow MLPs to own and finance renewable energy and biofuel projects, a move which some say could substantially reduce ...
Biofuels Digest

SolarCity and City of San José Flip Switch on First in Series of Solar ...
SolarCity and City of San José Flip Switch on First in Series of Solar Projects Expected to Save City Millions - The City of San José and SolarCity®, a national leader in clean energy products and services, have completed the first of a series ...
Electric Energy Online: Renewable Energy

Tennessee Solar » Tennessee Watches other States Prosper with ...
By SLevy
The New Jersey State Assembly has passed a bill that would increase the state's solar energy requirements under its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) program, as well as allow additional facilities to qualify for virtual net metering. The State ...
Tennessee Solar

Can Playgrounds Become Renewable Energy Sources? | Care2 ...
By Annie Urban
Children run, jump, swing and spin. Can their energy be turned into a renewable energy source?
Care2 Causes

Walmart Sees an Affordable Renewable Energy Future | bay-area ...
By rreyes@baclimate.org (Rafael Reyes)
Bay Area Climate Collaborative - accelerating the clean energy economy.
Bay Area Climate Collaborative Blog

Carmanah Receives $1.1 Million PowerStream Order - Electric ...
Collectively, Carmanah's five PV generating facilities in Markham have a rated capacity of approximately 1.1MW and are estimated to produce 1.3MW hours of renewable solar energy annually. These highly efficient grid-tie systems will offset ...
Electric Energy Online: Renewable Energy

John D. Thomas: Getting Back on the Path
By John D. Thomas
There is a way to foster employment growth with a generation put to work on an economic engine that can create the tax revenues to ultimately meet the social expenditure requirements. That path is renewable energy.
Renewable Energy on Huffington Post

OneEnergy Renewables Becomes Newest Renewable Energy ...
By WDM Group PR Network
OneEnergy Renewables joins industry association dedicated to growing North American markets for renewable energy.
Press Releases

ERC scrutiny of renewable energy plants required before grant of ...
By Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com
The Energy Regulatory Commission will require renewable energy plants to pass the regulator's scrutiny before they secure feed-in-tariffs.
Interaksyon.com

Eco farmers go green | Renewable Energy Installer
By Paul
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on the government to refocus its policy on encouraging renewable energy generation in the agricultural industry. The call for action follows the publication of NFU's own research which indicates ...
Renewable Energy Installer

Death Valley Days: The Biofuels Financing Saga | Alternative ...
By Guest Contributor
As bio-based companies race across the Valley of Death, in the dash for scale, who's getting financing now, and how? The path to financing success in bio-based project development used to be a little less complicated. Raise seed money ...
Alternative Energy Stocks

Industry has role in encouraging Green Deal interest | Renewable ...
By Paul
The industry has a role in encouraging Green Deal interest, is the message from SIG Energy Management's head of marketing, Vince Matthews, in a letter received today by Renewable Energy installer. Matthews was writing in response to our ...
Renewable Energy Installer

Renewable energy group takes aim at critics - Governors' Biofuels ...
By Larry Pearce
A renewable energy advocacy group has launched a Web portal aimed at disseminating information about wind, solar, biomass and other alternative fuels while also refuting what it characterizes as lies and misinformation being peddled by ...
Governors' Biofuels Coalition

Landsvirkjun in Iceland Announces New Renewable Energy Power ...
By Russell
Landsvirkjun today announced that it has signed a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with PCC BakkiSilicon hf, an Icelandic subsidiary of the Germany-based industry holding PCC SE.
IceNews - Daily News

Japan Solar Energy Rush Coincides with New Feed in Tariff - Solar ...
By Gordon Smith
Start of New Solar Feed-in Tariff Effective July 1, 2012, solar installations which produce more than 10 kilowatts (kW) of solar energy are subsidized with a feed-in tariff of 42 yen (approx. 53 cents*1) per kilowatt hour for a period of 20 years.
Solar Thermal Mag for Mobile

Pessimistic Wall Street Journal article on renewable energy in Japan
By Karl-Friedrich Lenz
TOKYO—Fresh incentives to provide renewable energy for Japan are drawing private companies into the sector—but experts say the new measures will do little to lift electricity production. The author doesn't tell us which “experts” say that.
Lenz Blog

ACTION ALERT: Support Renewable Energy Production on Public ...
By Simone D.
Public lands should be managed to benefit to all of the people of the United States; however, that is the not currently the case when it comes to energy generation. The Department of the Interior allows companies to lease public lands for coal,
Care2 News Network

MCS launches new consultation | Renewable Energy Installer
By Paul
On Friday 08 June, MCS launched a consultation to promote its new Company Competence Criteria for renewable energy installers registered to the scheme. In recent months, MCS says it has been working to establish a new working group ...
Renewable Energy Installer

Barker hails boost to UK solar manufacturing | Renewable Energy ...
By Paul
renewable energy installer. Latest. 26th June, 2012 9:07Barker hails boost to UK solar manufacturing; 25th June, 2012 14:42Only 1 in 5 will participate in Green Deal,says BSI; 25th June, 2012 14:04New green fund offers installer opportunity ...
Renewable Energy Installer

Banks in South Africa Willing To Finance Solar Energy Projects
By Jimmy Eriksson
Standard Bank finance power head, Alastair Campbell states that despite the rigid terms and regulation, solar power projects that are run by the South African Government as parts of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer ...
Renewable Power News

Only 16.7% of Global Energy Consumption Renewable – Ways for the
By Moritz Bühner
Ren21, calling themself an international policy network promoting renewable energy, publishes the annual global status report for renewable energy. 39 renewable energy professionals stand behind it, plus numerous regional researchers ...
Know the Flow

Renewable energy advocate wins CleanTech award Jerusalem Post
By admin
Parness, founder and CEO of the Renewable Energy Association of Israel (REAI), has been working steadfastly for years to promote Israel's renewable energy sector in the public arena, while also meeting constantly with various regulators, ...
Environment and Climate in the...

Keeping things domestic | Renewable Energy Installer
By Paul
REDtiP solar mounting systems has brought its latest product to market with roof hooks designed specifically to fit UK roofs. The company says its hooks are compatible with 80 per cent of UK roof tiles and suitable for plain tiles, flat interlocking ...
Renewable Energy Installer

Scotland renewable energy growing 45% on same quarter 2011 ...
By Karl-Friedrich Lenz
Scotland renewable energy growing 45% on same quarter 2011. Jun 29 2012 Published by Karl-Friedrich Lenz under European and German energy law. Which means they are well on target for getting to 100% renewable electricity ...
Lenz Blog

Solar Power in Jordan « EcoPeace – Friends of the Earth Middle East
By friendsoftheearthmiddleeast
Solar energy technology is expensive, and often is less effective during rainier months such as the Jordanian winter. However, Jordanians currently rely heavily on oil—a non-renewable energy source that causes harm to the environment.
EcoPeace - Friends of the Earth...

Michigan a New Battle Ground for Renewables « Climate Denial ...
By greenman3610
In an effort to expand the state's renewable energy targets,a coalition of environmental groups and local businesses is gathering signatures for a November ballot initiative that would increase Michigan's renewable electricity standard to 25 ...
Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Turning a Former Landfill Site into Revenue Generating Solar ...
By Shelley Burke
inkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd, a fast-growing, agile global solar power product manufacturer, today announced that the company will supply its modules to a 5.75MW array of solar panels located on the site of the former Canton landfill in Canton, ...
Solar Thermal Mag for Mobile

Greenpeace Africa seek investment in renewable energy
By admin
Greenpeace Africa on Monday urged the South African government to push national power utility Eskom to increase investment in renewable energy. In a new report, the advocacy group said South African communities are at risk of losing ...
South African Photovoltaic Industry...

UK's Registers Impressive Wind, Renewable Energy Gains ...
Controversial cuts in its solar PV power feed-in tariff notwithstanding, renewable energy's share of UK electricity output surged 39% higher to 11.1% in Q1 over the past year, according to the Dept. of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), ...
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