Energy News

Rooftop Solar Lowers Peak Electricity Demand In Australian Heatwave:

Clean Technica | By: Giles Parkinson | February 17, 2018: Households and businesses played a key role in reducing peak demand and capping wholesale electricity costs in South Australia last month, with data showing that rooftop solar played a major ...
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Mix Of Solar And Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas:

Renewable Energy World | By: Chris Martin & Mark Chediak | GPE – February 17, 2018: Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable ...
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Dynamic Tidal Power:

Arcadis| GPE – February 15, 2018: General Information: Dynamic tidal power or DTP is an untried but promising technology for tidal power generation. It would involve creating a long dam-like structure perpendicular to the coast, with the option for a ...
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New Wave Energy Device That Could Power Wales’ Homes In The Future Unveiled:

Wales Online | By: Chris Kelsey | GPE – February 12. 2018: WaveSub generates energy by harnessing the continual circular motion of the waves. Originally published October 13, 2017: Wales will take a major step towards getting power from the ...
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Improving Storm Resiliency With Rooftop Solar & Electrical Storage:

Clean Technica | By: Danny Parker | February 05, 2018: What about Florida? Energy efficiency, solar energy and regulatory backwardness in The Sunshine State. Part VIII: Rooftop Solar + Storage = Hurricane Energy Resiliency: One series of complaints in the ...
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Capital Needs To Connect Off-Grid Households In Sub-Saharan Africa:

Shell Foundation | By: Sam Parker (Director) | GPE – February 05, 2018: Taking stock after 15 years working on off-grid solutions to energy access, we are hugely encouraged by the progress that has been made. We are seeing scalable ...
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Ethiopia ~ The Energy Revolution Starts At The Bazaar:

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | February 04, 2018: “Ninety thousand solar lanterns sold last quarter,” said Mr. Li. He was sharing sales numbers for his solar appliance business in Ethiopia and I couldn’t believe it. To put this ...
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Tesla To Construct Virtual Solar Power Plant Using 50,000 Homes In South Australia:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | February 04, 2018: When Elon Musk offered to build what would be the largest grid storage battery installation in the world in South Australia last year, he set off a chain of events ...
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Solar Energy Offers Hope To Some Puerto Rico Hospitals:

Clean Technica | By: Owen Agnew | February 02, 2018: More than four months after Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico, over 450,000 people are still without power. For critical facilities like hospitals, the lack of electricity has meant cutting ...
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Can The Brooklyn Microgrid Project Revolutionize The Energy Market?

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | February 02, 2018: A New York-based energy project built on blockchain is currently attempting to create peer-to-peer marketplaces for distributed energy. As the global energy market is still trapped in a previous era ...
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Tesla Semi Customers Will Build Their Own Charging Stations:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | February 02, 2018: Tesla has booked pre-orders for its all-electric Semi heavy duty trucks from at least 9 major corporations. Now, some of those companies are planning how they will charge those trucks ...
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America’s Clean Power Plan Is Good For Our Health, Our Economy & Our Planet:

Clean Technica | By: Guest Contributor | February 02, 2018: Here’s the deal: The Trump Administration is working to repeal (and possibly replace) America’s Clean Power Plan. Backed by powerful oil, coal, and gas companies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator ...
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Australian Solar Installs Are Going Through The Roof:

Clean Technica | By: Sophie Vorrath | February 02, 2018: Extraordinary figures continue to roll in from the year that was for renewable energy in Australia, but easily the most outstanding so far are the numbers – and “eye watering ...
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Utilities Move To Break Arizona’s Coal-Water Link:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | GPE – January 29, 2018: The proposed halt to operations in 2019 at the West’s largest coal-fired power plant could attract White House attention. Originally published February 23, 2017: Since 1976 the ...
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The Community Microgrid As A Virtual Power Plant:

Clean Technica | By: George Harvey | January 24, 2018: The design for a community microgrid project that is forming in Warner, New Hampshire, seems rather prosaic at first glance. It is simple, with a few buildings, some solar panels, ...
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China Officially Installed 52.83 Gigawatts Worth Of Solar In 2017:

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 22, 2018: China’s National Energy Administration published its official solar statistics for 2017 on Monday, revealing that the country had installed a total of 52.83 gigawatts worth of new solar capacity ...
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Tesla’s Battery In Australia Is Surpassing Expectations:

Renewable Energy World | By: Dylan McConnell | January 17, 2018: It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale Power Reserve was officially opened in South Australia at the Hornsdale wind farm. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres ...
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Interview With John Kostyack & David Gardiner ~ A New Wind Energy Foundation Report:

Clean Technica | By: Carolyn Fortuna | January 16, 2018: The Wind Energy Foundation has just released a new report. In it, they talk about the need for US transmission planners to modify their calculations based on the number of ...
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Australia Poised For Renewable Energy Breakout:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | January 16, 2018: High electricity costs make renewable energy more attractive. That’s why Bloomberg thinks Australia is poised to have a renewable energy bonanza. “The payback period for residential solar is now as ...
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Increasing Renewable Energy In India Can Reduce Emissions, Water Use, & Supply Risk

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 16, 2018: Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in India’s electricity mix and implementing changes in cooling technologies for thermal power plants could serve not only to reduce the country’s ...
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40% Of India’s Thermal Power Plants Are In Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns:

World Resources Institute | By: Tianyi Luo | January 16, 2018: Water shortages are hurting India’s ability to produce power. New WRI research finds that 40 percent of the country’s thermal power plants are located in areas facing high water ...
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Water-Related Risks Strand $Billions In Energy, Mining, Power Projects:

Circle Of Blue | By: Keith Schneider | GPE – January 16, 2018: Droughts, floods, and civic opposition cause huge losses. Originally published April 28, 2016: In early November 2002, six years before Lehman Brothers melted down and the American ...
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Tesla’s New York Gigafactory Kicks Off Solar Roof Production:

Renewable Energy World | Bloomberg | By: Brian Eckhouse | GPE – January 13, 2018: Tesla Inc. has kicked off production of its long-awaited electricity-producing shingles that Elon Musk says will transform the rooftop solar industry. Originally published January 09, ...
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This Is What Microgrids For Resilience In Emergencies Look Like:

Renewable Energy World | By: Jennifer Delony | GPE – January 09, 2018: A new group of microgrids has been proposed to help support Connecticut’s critical facilities in the event of an emergency. The proposals are part of the latest ...
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It’s Not Just Shenzhen ~ Jaw-Dropping China Electric Bus Roundup:

Clean Technica | By: Tim Dixon | January 06, 2018: We’ve published a couple of articles recently on Shenzhen’s dramatic electrification of over 16,000 buses — something completely unprecedented around the world. But to say this is an isolated case ...
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EV Revolution In China: Next Stop ~ Delivery & Freight Vehicles:

Clean Technica | By: Tim Dixon | January 06, 2018: China’s King of the electric vehicle world. It has more electric car sales than the rest of the world combined. One city now has over 16,000 electric buses in service ...
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44% Wind ~ Denmark Set New Wind Energy Record In 2017:

Clean Technica | By: Jesper Berggreen | January 06, 2018: Numbers have just come out this week from danskenergi.dk, the Danish energy organization whose members support companies in delivering steady green power to the Danes, with an impressive uptime of ...
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China’s Solar Expressway Meets Light Of Day:

Xinhua | Editor: Liu | December 31, 2017: China on Thursday opened a 1-km section solar expressway for testing. Solar panels are laid beneath part of a ring road surrounding Jinan, capital city of Shandong Province in east China. The ...
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Over 110,000 Electric Car Charging Poles Installed In Beijing:

Xinhua | Editor: Mengjie | December 30, 2017: Beijing has built 112,600 charging poles for new energy cars as of the end of November, local authorities said Saturday. New energy vehicles can have acess to the charging pole service within ...
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Sustainable Neighborhoods + Electric Transport = Winning The Future:

Clean Technica | By: Zachary Shahan | December 30, 2017: We write a lot about electric vehicles here on CleanTechnica, because we’re a tech site. But some of the best ways to cut emissions involve no tech at all. One ...
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Fossil Fuel Companies Will Invest $180 Billion In New Plastics Feedstock Facilities:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | December 27, 2017: The shale gas fracking revolution that began in the United States a decade ago has been one of the worst disasters for the environment since our Canadian friends figured out ...
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Off Grid Energy Storage:

Shell Foundation & Grantham Institute | By: Various Authors | GPE – December 23, 2017: Executive Summary: Over the past decade, there has been a rapid increase in the deployment of solar home systems, and rural utilities coupled with electrical ...
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Unconventional Solar Panel Siting Saves Agricultural Land While Providing Plenty Of Power:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | GPE – December 22, 2017: There is an ongoing struggle going on between solar developers and farmers. Land that is best for solar installations are often well suited to growing crops or raising ...
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One By One Big Hydropower Dams Disrupt Mekong River’s Free Flow:

Circle Of Blue | By: Keith Schneider | GPE – December 12, 2017: In unfolding global energy revolution, expensive and ecologically risky dams may not be right choice to generate more electricity. The bend in the Mekong River where Laotian ...
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The Impacts Of Bringing Electricity To Rural & Vulnerable Populations:

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | December 09, 2017: Today we’re able to build self-driving trucks, to communicate with smart humanoids, and to play video games with virtual reality technologies. Yet there are 1.06 billion people living without access ...
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Malawi Hit By Blackout As Falling Dam Levels Drain Hydropower:

Reuters | By: Frank Phiri | December 07, 2017: Many parts of Malawi remained without electricity on Thursday after water levels at the country’s two main dams sunk to critical levels and affected hydro power plants, the power utility said ...
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Okay, Say Someone Hacks Into The US Power Grid. Then What?

Defense One | By: Caroline Houck | December 06, 2017: “On a scale of 1 to 10,” the threat of a cyber attack on U.S. critical infrastructure is “a 7 or an 8,” the Department of Homeland Security warned lawmakers ...
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Electricity Sector No Longer Biggest Emissions Source In US ~ Guess What Is:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | December 06, 2017: For the past 40 years, the electricity sector of the US economy has been the biggest source of carbon emissions. But according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, that distinction now ...
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Report Release ~ State Of The Market 2017: Corporate Renewable Procurement In China:

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) | By: Katherine Chrisman & Mark Porter | November 28, 2017: Over the past decade, China has become the world’s leader in wind and solar capacity. Traditionally, China’s electricity structure has been closed off to most ...
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How An Intelligent Microgrid Saved A California Vineyard Amidst Wildfires ~ Stone Edge Farm Story:

Clean Technica | By: Kyle Field | November 28, 2017: We recently had the opportunity to speak with Craig Wooster, Project Manager & General Contractor at the Stone Edge Farm (SEF) Microgrid Project, about the impressive work the team is ...
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