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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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Hawaii Residents Get New Energy Storage Option for Rooftop Solar

German energy storage manufacturer sonnen said on Feb. 4 that its sonnenBatterie now is available to residents in Hawaii. The company said HECO, which provides power to about 95 percent of residents on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Islands, … Continue reading

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UK Green Bank, BlackRock Buy GLID Wind for $615 Million

The U.K. Green Investment Bank Offshore Wind Fund and funds managed by BlackRock Inc. acquired GLID Wind Farms TopCo Ltd. from Centrica Plc and EIG Global Energy Partners LLC for 423 million pounds ($615 million). GLID has a 61 percent … Continue reading

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New Algae Testing Facility Supports Advancements in Real-World Biofuel Applications

A new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories is helping researchers bring the promise of algal biofuels closer to reality. “This facility helps bridge the gap from the lab to the real world by giving us an environmentally … Continue reading

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Hydropower Outlook 2016: Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus and Energy Storage

Against the rapidly evolving landscape of renewable energy, hydropower remains the world’s primary source of clean energy — providing over 80 percent of renewable energy capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In addition to the clean, low maintenance, … Continue reading

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