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Part IV: Justice Delayed — Will Politics Trump Justice in the Case of the Clean Power Plan?

The Current Status of West Virginia v EPA   By the time this column is published, oral arguments in the legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan (CPP/Plan) will have already been made. The en banc panel of 10 appeals … Continue reading

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What Will a Clinton or Trump Presidency Mean for Renewable Energy? Part 1 – The History

Here we are again. Election 2016. Deemed “the most important election of our lifetimes” — the same claim made about the 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Presidential elections. As usual, each side is predicting that if their candidate’s opponent wins, … Continue reading

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How Can Morocco Achieve 52 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Energy in 2030?

According to the latest conclusions of the 46th World Economic Forum (2016), climate changes and reducing its effects, for the first time, are top-ranked in terms of the major risks facing the worldwide economy. Morocco is not spared. Today, about … Continue reading

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Total Continues to Diversify, Takes Strategic Stake in AutoGrid

French multinational oil major Total continues to diversify and adapt to changing market, industry and political conditions by making strategic investments across the renewable energy value chain. Total Energy Ventures (TEV), the corporation’s venture capital (VC) arm, joined AutoGrid’s Series … Continue reading

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3@3 on Solar PV: Falling Prices, Commoditization, Middle East

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics are the falling prices of PV … Continue reading

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AfDB selected as lead financial adviser for US$4 billion Batoka Gorge hydropower project in Africa

Zambia and Zimbabwe have appointed the African Development Bank (AfDB) as lead financial adviser for the construction of the 2,400-MW Batoka Gorge hydropower project, according to Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) Chief Executive Officer, Munyaradzi Munodawafa. The project is estimated to … Continue reading

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NYC Sets New Goals for Energy Storage and Solar Capacity

New York City has established new long-term goals for energy storage and solar capacity and is on track to meeting its existing goals for both technologies. In a statement released last week, the city said it plans to build 100-MWh … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location: Massive Pumped Storage + Solar PV Project Closer to Reality

A proposed 300-MW pumped storage hydropower plant combined with 600-MW solar PV plant is taking shape in Chile. Valhalla, the team behind the Espejo de Terapaca plant said in an interview that it has hired Marathon Capital to help find … Continue reading

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California Ramps Up Energy Storage Plans with Enactment of Four New Bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 27 signed four new bills into law that will boost both behind-the-meter and utility energy storage capacity. Incorporated within one bill — AB 2868 — the state government directs California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to … Continue reading

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Sustainable Women Series: Building & Powering an Award-Winning Net Zero Energy Home

Can a home be beautiful, powered entirely by solar energy, use sustainable heating and cooling systems and save its owners roughly $3,500 a year? Why, yes it can. Just ask Joanne Coons, who built her award winning, single-family, Net Zero … Continue reading

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