Monday, 8 July 2013

Renewable energy news on 08 July 2013

Renewable energy investors offered returns in Abundance
The Guardian
This latest project is run by Oakapple Renewable Energy, based in Leeds. The money will fund a portfolio of rooftop solar panel systems on new-build homes across the UK that are eligible for the government's feed-in tariff. Homeowners can use as much ...
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Renewable Energy: Let's All Fail Like This
TheStreet.com
The International Energy Agency reported last week that renewable energy is on track to pass natural gas as an energy source by 2016. It's something I sometimes forget, living in the U.S. We're not the whole world. When I see estimates for "grid parity ...
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Capstone to Buy Renewable Energy Developers to Boost Wind
Bloomberg
Renewable Energy shareholders will receive 0.26 Capstone common shares and 0.1 Canadian cent for each share owned, worth C$1.01 a share, Capstone said today in a statement. That's a 10.8 percent premium over the 20-day weighted average of ...
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Renewable Energy Developers Inc. Announces Arrangement Agreement with ...
Wall Street Journal
TORONTO, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Capstone Infrastructure Corporation (TSX: CSE; CSE.PR.A; CSE.DB.A - "Capstone") and Renewable Energy Developers Inc. (formerly Sprott Power Corp.) (TSX: RDZ; RDZ.DB - "ReD") have entered into a definitive agreement ...
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Agriculture, forestry, renewable energy interests urge John Boehner to keep ...
Politico
A broad coalition of commodity, wildlife, forest and renewable energy groups is asking Speaker John Boehner to keep the farm bill intact and not split off the nutrition title as now being considered by the Republican leadership. A letter to Boehner ...
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AlsoEnergy Launching New Renewable Energy Solutions at Intersolar North ...
Wall Street Journal
BOULDER, Colo., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AlsoEnergy (www.alsoenergy.com), a leader in renewable energy monitoring and portfolio management software, has added two new offerings: PowerOperations, an operations management workflow module, ...
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TransCanada Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio , Acquires Brockville 1 Solar ...
MarketWatch
The renewable energy produced from these projects will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority under a series of 20-year power purchase agreements. "We are pleased that we have now acquired the first of nine solar power facilities as we continue to ...
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Japan's growth in renewable energy dims as nuclear strives for comeback
Asahi Shimbun
The shining light that was once Japan's renewable energy industry is beginning to dim as reality sets in and it faces competition from a rejuvenated nuclear power industry. The green energy industry was buoyed by the nation's distrust and fear of ...
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Analyzing Renewable Energy in the United States
Wall Street Journal
There is no doubt that the United States is a torch bearer in the renewable energy industry. In fact, 11.14 percent of the electricity produced in the US in the first six months of 2010, came from renewable energy resources itself. The US was the ...
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Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners 2013 Second Quarter Conference Call ...
Wall Street Journal
HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - July 5, 2013) - You are invited to participate in Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners' (TSX:BEP.UN)(NYSE:BEP) Second Quarter Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern ...
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Renewable energy to be competitive with fossil fuels by 2020: report
Xinhua
GENEVA, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Advanced biofuels, biomethane and electric vehicles could out-compete conventional transport options like gasoline by 2020 if support policies are enhanced and expanded, said a report released by the International Renewable ...
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Renewable energy: KESC, Aman Foundation to set up bio-gas plant
The Express Tribune
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed a joint development agreement with the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), the Aman Foundation and their collaborative initiative, Karachi Organic Energy Limited (KOEL). The three will ...
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Renewable energy offers opportunities
Journal-Advocate
Leslie Martel Baer, board member for the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, talked about the potential for renewable energy in Colorado during the Energy and the Economy Summit hosted by Progressive 15 at the Country Steak Out in Fort Morgan last ...
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Greens want a fast track to clean energy
The Guardian
The Greens have called for Australia's renewable energy target to be increased to 90% by 2030 and for an extra $20 billion to be spent through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, in a bid to ultimately run the country entirely on clean energy ...
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Renewable Energy Group Receives Overweight Rating from Piper Jaffray (REGI)
The Utah People's Post
Renewable Energy Group Inc. logo Piper Jaffray reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ: REGI) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, Stock Ratings Network reports. The firm currently has a ...
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Frost & Sullivan: Renewable Energy Targets Help Sustain European Biopower ...
Wall Street Journal
LONDON, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe's aim to produce 20 percent of its total power from renewable sources by 2020 will sustain the region's biomass and biogas power market. Although biomass and biogas installed capacity will widen as a new ...
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Renewable energy hits landmark 1GW target
This is Cornwall
A surge in renewable energy solar parks in Cornwall has helped push the total electricity generating capacity in the South West past a landmark 1GW target. Green power production in the region grew by more than 50% over the past year, a new annual ...
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Titanium dioxide, a boon for renewable energy: Researchers
Zee News
Titanium dioxide, a boon for renewable energy: Researchers Melbourne: Australian scientists are currently studying the use of titanium dioxide, a chemical widely used as a whitening pigment, which could help store energy produced by renewable sources.
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'Renewable energy' to gain district plan stamp
Otago Daily Times
The new plan will be adopted after the local authority elections in October, but work already under way on the renewable energy section suggests an easier ride for those wanting to install photovoltaic panels or solar hot-water heating. According to an ...
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Renewable Energy Planning Decisions Increase 90%
4ni.co.uk
Minister Attwood said: "It is encouraging to note that there has been an increase of 90% in renewable energy application decisions. This is good news for developing our green economy, which is one of my key objectives. Renewable electricity and ...
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Saudi Arabia Starts Survey Assessing Renewable Energy Potential
Businessweek
Saudi Arabia started a program to assess its potential for generating renewable energy, part of an effort to lure $109 billion for building a solar industry that will free up more of its crude oil for export. King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable ...
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South West renewable energy output 'grows 50%'
BBC News
Renewable energy production in the South West has grown by 50% in the last year, a report has said. The region is generating more than one gigawatt (GW) a year, about 7% of the region's needs, according to energy experts Regen South West (RSW).
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Renewable Energy Group Lowered to Neutral at Zacks (REGI)
The Utah People's Post
Renewable Energy Group Inc. logo Zacks cut shares of Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ: REGI) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. The firm currently has $15.90 ...
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Fitch: Renewable energy projects carry the highest downgrade risk
Balkans.com Business News
Fitch Ratings says in a new report that renewable energy projects, particularly those located in Southern and Eastern Europe, carry the highest downgrade risk within Fitch's portfolio of EMEA energy project finance ratings due to the possibility of ...
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American renewable energy Is powering the American energy transformation
The Hill (blog)
But for some policymakers on Capitol Hill, there is a need for a much better understanding that renewable energy is a significant and rapidly growing catalyst driving the American energy transformation. Across the country, the renewable energy industry ...
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Greens' renewable energy plan outlined
Ballarat Courier
Stephanie Hodgins-May yesterday announced a long-term plan to have Ballarat and the surrounding region invest more heavily in renewable energy. She also slammed the federal opposition leader and Liberal members of parliament for denying the ...
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Saudi Arabia pushes forward in renewable energy
Al-Bawaba
The centers will assess all renewable sources, including solar, wind, waste-conversion, and geothermal energies and collect ground readings from different parts in a step to build a database that will help implementation of renewable energy projects ...
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3 Buys in This Year's Renewable Energy Rally
TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Over the last two decades, the U.S. has seen major moves forward in the renewable energy space. Subsidies and government mandates have created a supportive environment for everything from biofuels to wind and solar energy ...
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Renewable Energy Group Downgraded by Zacks to "Neutral" (REGI)
Daily Political
Renewable Energy Group Inc. logo Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ: REGI) was downgraded by Zacks from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a $15.90 price objective ...
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Bringing Renewable Energy to Alaskan Villages
Mother Earth News
The Department of the Interior is proud of the work that has been done to exceed President Obama's goal of approving more than 10,000 megawatts of utility-scale renewable energy projects on our public lands over the past four years. The President has ...
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Marine renewable energy debated
This is Cornwall
THE ECONOMIC potential of the emerging marine renewable energy sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and neighbouring Brittany was debated at an industry workshop at the Green Cornwall Show recently. Guest speakers painted an optimistic picture ...
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Gulf Cooperation Council's Renewable Energy Targets — Considerable Or Weak?
CleanTechnica
Much has been made of renewable energy growth targets recently made by key Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Clearly, when oil-rich nations start pouring money into renewable energy, a global ...
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Azerbaijan determines investors for alternative energy projects
MENAFN.COM
Jul 05, 2013 (Menafn - Trend News Agency - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --The State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources of Azerbaijan has made a decision on the sources of funding of projects through external ...
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Output of Renewable Energy in the South West Increases Nearly 50 Percent
Electric.co.uk
The UK has been slammed recently for its failure to stay on track with its renewable energy goals. That being said, not all areas of the UK are having a hard time producing renewable energy. Take the South West for example. This region just announced ...
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South West renewable energy capacity hits 1 Gigawatt
Click Green
Renewable energy capacity in South West England has grown by almost 50% in the last year. The region now generates 7.3% of its electricity from renewable sources - more than 1 GW annually - but this growth is not enough to meet the Government's target ...
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Kuwait: New renewable energy project in the works
Oxford Business Group
Despite holding substantial oil reserves, Kuwait is stepping up its efforts to develop alternative sources of energy. In mid-June the government announced it was inviting bids for the construction of Shagaya, a renewable energy park, as part of its ...
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Scale-up renewable energy worldwide, report says
eco-business.com
Challenges to upscale the implementation of renewable energy (RE) projects must be immediately addressed if the global goal of 100% renewable power by 2050 is to be achieved. Power harnessed from the sun, water, wind, thermal vents and biomass ...
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RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPERS, INC. Price Target Lowered to C$1.20 at ...
The Utah People's Post
RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPERS, INC. logo Equities research analysts at National Bank AG lowered their target price on shares of RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPERS, INC. (OTCMKTS: STWPF) from C$1.40 to C$1.20 in a research note issued to ...
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Concerns that gas could undermine renewable-energy development
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Increasing the role of gas may be one answer to a low-carbon economy, but it could also undermine support for renewable energy, Mac Consulting principal consultant Dave Collins has argued. He explains that, for the last decade, the gradual rise of ...
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Renewable energy store launches franchise opportunity
H&V News
Renewable energy store Green Square has announced the launch of a franchise operation, encouraging entrepreneurs to facilitate the UK-wide expansion of the brand, Startups.co.uk reported. Green Square supplies and installs renewable energy products ...
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Capstone Infrastructure acquires Renewable Energy Developers, power facilities
GlobalPost
TORONTO - Capstone Infrastructure Corp. (TSX:CSE) has signed a deal valued at $68.9 million, plus debt, to acquire Renewable Energy Developers Inc. The agreement, which has been approved by the board of directors at both companies, expands ...
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Alternative energy agency faces executive staff shortage
Azerbaijan Business Center
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy (ABEMDA) of Azerbaijan has not achieved success in the competitive collection of managerial personnel. ABEMDA deputy chairman Jamil Melikov says that only three applications ...
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UK falls badly behind on renewable energy targets
Click Green
“By 2020, 2.7 million people in the EU could be employed by the renewables sector. In 2012, there were 5.7 million jobs worldwide in renewable energy industries, and the potential for job creation continues to be a main driver for renewable energy ...
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Recurrent Energy Begins Construction on Ontario's Renewable Energy Projects ...
MarketWatch
SUGAR LAND, TX, Jul 02, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Recurrent Energy (San Francisco, California), a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation (Osaka, Japan), is on target to construct nearly 53 ...
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Farmers embrace renewable energy, survey shows
H&V News
Yet, while the survey shows a shift towards farmers becoming energy producers as well as food producers, 76 per cent still don't believe the potential for renewable energy is being met. The survey participants identified a number of hurdles towards ...
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Amended Renewable Energy Plan Yields Rate Reductions
The National Law Review
DTE Energy has filed an amended renewal energy plan with the Michigan Public Service Commission that proposes $90 Million in rate reductions. These are reductions to the renewable energy surcharge imposed under state law requiring a 10 percent ...
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Philippines gets aggressive on renewable energy
Hydrogen Fuel News
As nations become more environmentally and economically conscious, renewable energy has begun to attract a great deal of interest. For some, renewable energy represents liberation from fossil-fuels, effectively mitigating the costs associated with ...
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New EU support for renewable energy policy in Nigeria
Newstime Africa
EU BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Today, the European Commission announced €27 million of financial support to help improve the renewable energy policy in Nigeria. Currently, a large part of the ...
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Azerbaijan defines lenders for alternative energy projects
AzerNews
Azerbaijan's State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources has determined the sources of funding for projects through external borrowing. According to the Agency's Deputy Director Jamil Melikov, at present it is working jointly with the ...
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