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UK Grid-scale Energy Storage Approaches Commercial Reality

Grid-scale energy storage will move closer to commercial reality on Friday when the U.K.’s grid operator offers contracts to companies to help balance the network, a key measure needed to help balance increasing supply from renewables. National Grid Plc will … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Before the Clean Power Plan Oral Argument

The Clean Power Plan oral argument is coming up soon. On Sept. 27, attorneys will present their arguments in front of the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. EPA and the many supporters of the Clean Power … Continue reading

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Senators Introduce Storage ITC Bill

Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced S. 3159 to make energy storage eligible for an investment tax credit (ITC) under section 48.  The bill introduced last month would make energy storage systems with a capacity of at least five kilowatt hours, … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Was 16.9 Percent of US Electric Generation in the First Half of 2016

It’s finally happening. After years of research and development, of policy debates over subsidies and climate change and energy independence; renewable energy is finally starting to replace fossil fuel sources of electric generation across the nation. According to data released … Continue reading

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Aneel sets cap price for upcoming Brazilian hydroelectric power auction

Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Eneria Eletricqa (Aneel) has set wholesale cap prices for an upcoming power auction that includes more than 130 small hydroelectric plants. According to a statement issued by the agency earlier this week, there will … Continue reading

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The Clean Power Plan: Justice Delayed

I don’t know what time it is where you are, but it is 4:15 in the morning where I am. I just woke up—mad as hell! I have been recently researching the Clean Power Plan for a client and constantly … Continue reading

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Building the Block Island Wind Farm Piece by Piece

Heading out to sea to see the Block Island Wind Farm Building the Block Island Wind Farm Piece by Piece Renewable Energy World Editors On August 15, Renewable Energy World’s Jennifer Runyon and Stephanie Kolodziej had the distinct pleasure of … Continue reading

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Geothermal Tax Credit Would Help Protect Jobs Across New York

More than 1,000 New York jobs are at risk in the clean energy sector, and a solution overwhelmingly supported by the State Legislature is at hand. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature is all that’s needed to avert this disaster. Geothermal … Continue reading

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Hotels and Resorts are Pioneers for New Renewable Energy and Storage Technologies

The paradigm of power generation is changing, and an increasing number of decentralized small-scale cleantech solutions are evolving. For technology providers, the first reference projects are extremely important milestones of the market-entry process. Hotels and resorts have often demonstrated their … Continue reading

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Sustainable Women Series: Amassing & Analyzing Zero Energy Building Data

Many believe that the future of net-zero energy is already here. At the forefront, the Net-Zero Energy Coalition is not only leading the movement, but also creating what their team refers to as “The Hub,” a place where all-things-Zero-Energy (ZNE) … Continue reading

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