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New Global Solar Capacity Outpaced Wind in 2016, IRENA Says
31 Mar 2017 at 4:01am
Last year marked the first time since 2013 that solar energy growth outpaced wind energy, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar saw a record 71 GW of new capacity in 2016, while wind increased by 51 GW.
The President?s Climate Change Executive Order: Wrong Pretense
30 Mar 2017 at 9:53am
The President announced on Tuesday, March 28th at the Environmental Protection Agency his new Executive Order based on protecting 75,000 US coal jobs by threatening over 3 million US clean energy jobs.
According to MorningConsult
The order directs officials to review the Environmental Protection Agency regulations on new and existing power plants, withdraw the Obama administration?s ?social cost of carbon,? which puts a price on greenhouse gas emissions, end a moratorium on new coal leases on federal land, review regulations on methane emissions from natural gas systems, end a guidance for agencies to consider climate change, and end Bureau of Land Management restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.
The Trump administration has not yet released the text of the order which is based solely on saving coal and other fossil jobs, but a senior White House official shared details with reporters in a call on March 27th.
Trump Slams Brakes on Obama?s Climate Plan, But There?s Still a Long Road Ahead
30 Mar 2017 at 3:38am
Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans in Congress, President Trump on March 28 signed an expansive Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order.
Full Text of Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence an...
29 Mar 2017 at 12:56pm
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. (a) It is in the national interest to promote clean and safe development of our Nation's vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth, and prevent job creation. Moreover, the prudent development of these natural resources is essential to ensuring the Nation's geopolitical security.
SunEdison India Assets to Help Double Greenko Capacity
28 Mar 2017 at 6:01am
Greenko Energy Holdings, the green power developer backed by sovereign wealth funds, expects to double its capacity in India by 2019 with the help of assets acquired during the bankruptcy of SunEdison Inc.
Generation capacity should grow to about 5 gigawatts in the next two years as new projects come online and Greenko integrates 1.5 gigawatts of SunEdison assets into its portfolio, Mahesh Kolli, the founder of the company based in Hyderabad, India, said in a telephone interview.
Trump to Cancel Obama's Policies Aimed at Paris Climate Pledge
28 Mar 2017 at 5:24am
President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to undo policies designed to keep the carbon-cutting promises the U.S. made alongside nearly 200 other countries in Paris, while stopping short of a decision to formally withdraw from that landmark climate accord.
Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that begins unraveling a raft of rules and directives to combat climate change, which President Barack Obama wove into the fabric of the federal government as he made addressing the issue a centerpiece of his second term.
From Waste to Watts: How Sewage Could Help Fix India's Water, Energy and Sani...
24 Mar 2017 at 5:45am
As India?s summer intensifies, many states are already in the midst of a drought?and the hottest days have yet to arrive. At the same time, water-intensive agriculture, rapid urban expansion, increases in industrial activity and growing energy production are driving the country?s water demand upward. More than half of India is now considered severely water stressed.
Part of the problem is that India still manages its water as an infinite resource on a linear model of withdrawal, consumption and disposal. But a more efficient management model is to look at water from a ?circular economy? perspective. Water?s usability doesn?t need to end once it washes down the drain. Rather, we can see industrial and domestic wastewater as a valuable resource from which usable water, nutrients and even renewable energy can be extracted.
Around the Baseloads: What's New in the Geothermal, Biomass and Hydropower In...
22 Mar 2017 at 6:17pm
No country will ever get to 100 percent renewable energy without using geothermal, biomass, hydropower or a combination of the three. These technologies are able to provide energy around the clock, (baseload) and do not depend on the sun shining or the wind blowing.
Fortum Enters JV for Waste-to-energy CHP Plant in Lithuania
22 Mar 2017 at 12:00pm
Finland-based clean energy firm Fortum last week said that it has formed a joint venture with Lietuvos Energija to build a waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Scientists Harness Solar Power to Produce Hydrogen from Biomass
21 Mar 2017 at 11:38am
A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate hydrogen from biomass, the U.K. university said last week.
Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Earnings Season
21 Mar 2017 at 8:55am
Earnings season began in earnest in February. My Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio gave back a little of its large January gains because a mix of good and bad earnings mostly offset each other. One pick (Seaspan Preferred) gave back its large January gains. Neither the original gain nor the loss were driven by news.
China?s Jiangsu Province Expands Waste-to-energy Capacity
20 Mar 2017 at 9:43am
Local officials in China's Jiangsu Province will help expand waste-to-energy capacity in the region with an investment in a new facility with a processing capacity of 900 metric tons.
UK Government Report Positive on Biomass
13 Mar 2017 at 3:53am
A report commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has found that using biomass instead of coal is playing a positive part in decarbonizing the power sector.
Fortum Pairs Energy Storage with Biomass Plant in Finland
10 Mar 2017 at 3:55am
Fortum last week said it has installed a lithium-ion battery storage system in conjunction with its biomass plant in Jarvenpaa, Finland.
Funding Secured for Nine Waste-to-energy Plants in China
8 Mar 2017 at 10:20am
Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group will build nine new waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in China by 2018 with the support of new funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).