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Efficiency and Renewable Energy are the Only Future We Can Afford

Eduardo Porter, in a recent piece entitled “How Renewable Energy is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course,” demonstrates that one can bend so far backwards to support nuclear energy that one ends up with their head in the entirely wrong … Continue reading

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Enel, Partner Win License to Explore Geothermal Resources in Lampung, Indonesia

The Enel Group last week said that its Enel Green Power division will work with geothermal developer PT Optima Nusantara Energi on exploration of geothermal resources for the development of the 55-MW Way Ratai geothermal project in Indonesia’s Lampung province. … Continue reading

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Microgrids: The Electric BTM Line

Which vendors at Intersolar 2016 in San Francisco supply the best behind the meter self generation microgrid solutions?  I’ve asked similar questions about utility owned inverters, storage, and microgrids at previous Intersolars. This year I looked into the microgrid highest value propositions … Continue reading

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Energy from Offshore: Engineering Firm Transitions Expertise from Offshore Oil to Offshore Wind

After the most recent oil production boom in the Gulf of Mexico ended, oil producers turned to small, light offshore structures to exploit the smaller reserves in shallow waters. These structures could be built and installed quickly and easily, allowing … Continue reading

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New Power Plant Featuring Enhanced Geothermal System Tech Inaugurated in France

A new power plant that features enhanced geothermal system technology was inaugurated recently in France. The Rittershoffen deep geothermal power plant was built by Electricite de Strasbourg (ES), Roquette and the Caisse des Depots, with the financial backing of the … Continue reading

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UK House of Lords Seeks Input on Brexit’s Effect on Energy, Climate Policy

Will the price of power go up? Could the lights go out? Britain’s shock withdrawal from the European Union poses big questions, and urgency was in the air when the House of Lords, Parliament’s chamber responsible for amending legislation, quizzed … Continue reading

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Germany’s Energiewende Today – Insights from Industry Members

Two years ago, Mark Jacobson, director of the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University and staunch supporter of renewables,  shared his opinion on Germany’s Energiewende, and the article garnered much attention. As the program has progressed, I reached out … Continue reading

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West Africa Regional Workshop — Energy Access to Off-grid Rural Communities

Smart Village Initiative (SVI) organized a three-day workshop on Energy Access to Off-grid Communities for Sustainable Development. Despite the increasing efforts towards improved access to modern energy services at the global, regional and national levels, energy poverty remains a major … Continue reading

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Phase two of rehabilitation and upgrade beginning at 40-MW Matala hydropower project in Angola

On July 18, Empresa Publica de Producao de Electricidade (PRODEL) Project Manager, Celso Pontes, announced phase one at the 40-MW Matala hydroelectric project is complete and the detailed design of the second phase is now being prepared. According to Pontes, … Continue reading

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How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course

The United States, and indeed the world, would do well to reconsider the promise and the limitations of its infatuation with renewable energy. “The issue is, how do we decarbonize the electricity sector, while keeping the lights on, keeping costs … Continue reading

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