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Bet on Biofuels, Not Russian Gas, Former NATO Chief Tells EU

European Union governments and companies would do better increasing production of renewables, such as biofuels, than counting on a natural-gas pipeline from Russia to ensure energy security, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The 28-nation EU is seeking to … Continue reading

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Five States Forging Ahead With Obama Power Plan, Court Hold or Not

At least five states will press ahead with efforts to curb emissions from power plants even after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on President Barack Obama’s key climate change program. Colorado, New York, California, Virginia and Washington said they’ll … Continue reading

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Utilities, Solar Energy and the Fight for Rooftops

Seth Blumsack, Pennsylvania State University By many accounts, the spread of solar power is unstoppable. Costs continue to fall at a blistering pace, solutions to give consumers a solar-powered home without needing to connect to the grid for back-up power … Continue reading

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Solar PV Provides 7.8 Percent of Italy’s Electricity in 2015

Solar PV systems in Italy in 2015 generated 24,676 GWh of electricity, covering 7.8 percent of the country’s electricity mix, according to Terna, Italy’s electricity transmission grid operator. That total is significantly higher than the previous year, when PV systems … Continue reading

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Dong to Acquire Lease for Wind Project Off New Jersey Coast

Dong Energy A/S, the world’s largest offshore-wind developer, agreed to acquire a lease for a site off the coast of New Jersey with more than 1,000 MW of potential capacity, marking the company’s second push into U.S. waters. Dong plans … Continue reading

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Senegal to Add 200 MW of Solar Through IFC Program

Senegal plans to build as much as 200 MW of solar power, with at least half of that up and running within two years, after joining an International Finance Corp. (IFC) program designed to promote wider use of clean energy … Continue reading

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Schneider, REC Solar, Duke Partner on Microgrid “As a Service”

On February 9 at DistribuTECH, Schneider Electric announced that is building a 400-kW solar plus storage microgrid at its Boston One campus in Massachusetts. The system will be able to store up to 1-MWh of electricity and will be able … Continue reading

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Clean Power Plan Put on Hold by US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a new federal regulation that would cut emissions from power plants, putting a hold on President Barack Obama’s most ambitious effort to combat climate change. The justices heeded calls from utilities, coal miners and more … Continue reading

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You Can’t Stop the Growth of Renewables, Technology

At the pace that renewable energy is growing, by 2040 the U.S. will be deriving 24 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, an increase from 4 percent today. Germany, which uses 16 percent renewables today, will be up … Continue reading

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Financing Sustainable Business with Biomass Technology

Biomass is one of the rising stars of renewable energy. As a carbon-neutral energy source, biomass technology is helping organizations generate electricity and heat while reducing their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014, bioenergy contributed to the largest … Continue reading

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