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Nevada Business Coalition Launches in Support of Clean Energy, Releases Report Showing Falling Cost of Renewables is Powering Our Economy

October 15, 2018 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Las Vegas — Businesses supporting the economic power of clean energy in Nevada released a report Friday showing the falling cost of renewables has driven investment and innovation in the state and nationwide.  Clean Energy Works for Nevada, a coalition…

Blockchain in Energy: Evolution or Revolution?

October 15, 2018 - in Energy

Transformative disruption within the energy system from energy blockchain is only achievable if there are new regulatory frameworks and a willingness…

Sun Investment Group Predicts Solar Power Will Help Reduce European Power Outages in Coming Years

October 11, 2018 - in Energy, News, Renewables

October 11, 2018. The European Commission recently announced that the Greek Island of Tilos will become the first Mediterranean island in the European…

Balanced Energy Systems Not Solely Luxury of Rich Economies

October 11, 2018 - in Energy, News

Strong and coherent energy policies that successfully integrate the three dimensions of sustainability, equity and security of supply which constitute the Energy Trilemma are not just the preserve of rich countries and can also drive positive performance of…

RISE and Swerim Develop New Testbed for Electrolysis and Hydrogen Applications in Industry

October 10, 2018 - in Energy, News

Sweden aims to have a fossil-independent vehicle fleet in 2030, fossil-free power generation in  2040, and a climate neutral society in 2045. Against this background, interest in electrolysis and renewable hydrogen is increasing rapidly. RISE, Research…

Wärtsilä Successfully Hands Over Two New Plants to Support the UK’s Need for Fast-starting Flexibility

October 10, 2018 - in Energy, News

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully handed over two new gas engine plants ordered by Centrica, a British multi-national energy and services company. The project is in line with the company’s strategy for de-centralised power production and will…

Renewable Energy Set for Boost in Spain As Government Suspends Controversial 7% Solar Power Tax

October 8, 2018 - in Energy, News, Renewables

The recently elected Spanish government is set to suspend the country’s controversial 7% solar tax, as it seeks to move towards renewables and lower the cost of electricity bills for families with solar panels fitted to their homes.   The ‘sun tax’…

Energy Efficiency/ACEEE State Scorecard: Investments in Net-Zero Buildings & EVs Increase; NJ, CT, CO, SD Most Improved; MA and CA Lead

October 4, 2018 - in Energy, Featured

Washington, DC (October 4, 2018) — As the US government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increased power savings, according to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. This 12th annual…

50 US Schools Ready to ‘Go Solar’ to be “Buddied Up” with Schools Already Using Solar Energy

October 2, 2018 - in Energy, News, Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. – How do you encourage more schools to go solar when so many school administrators are unsure about the process, time frame and costs? The “Solar Schools 2025” initiative of the nonprofit Renewable Nation thinks it has the answer: by…

SolarReserve Flags Heliostat Deal with Local Manufacturer for South Australian Project

September 19, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

An artist's impression of the Aurora plant to be built by SolarReserve in South Australia.    Global solar thermal company SolarReserve is working on a deal with Heliostat SA to build more than 12,800 tracking mirrors for its 150MW Aurora project…