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Greensmith Energy’s Texas Waves Energy Storage Project Now Operational, Responds Ruickly to January Cold Spell, Increasing Grid Reliability in ERCOT

February 7, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has successfully completed two grid-scale energy storage systems in partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables in Texas. The system already responded to the recent cold snap in Texas, delivering…

GREEN AMERICA + T-MOBILE Team Up to Push Competitors to Match Historic Renewable Energy Commitment

February 1, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green America congratulated T-Mobile today on being the first telecom company in the U.S. to adopt the RE100 pledge, the company’s…

Center for Rural Affairs Releases Report on Iowans’ Experiences with Renewable Energy

January 30, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

Lyons, Neb. - Today, the Center for Rural Affairs released “Powering Iowa: Rural Perspectives on Iowa’s Renewable Energy Transformation,”…

Cal Poly to Dedicate 4.5 Megawatt (AC) Solar Farm on Jan. 24

January 26, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, Renewables

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s new solar farm, the university’s first major energy project since announcing a goal of climate neutrality, was dedicated at a Wednesday, Jan. 24, ceremony at the site.   The 18.5-acre solar farm will generate more than…

San Diego to Develop Innovative Hydropower Energy Storage Project

January 24, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

SAN DIEGO, California – Black & Veatch has been selected to serve as owners’ representative for an energy storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside in San Diego County, California. The project owners, the San Diego County Water Authority…

LevelTen Energy Launches Dynamic Two-Sided Marketplace for Renewable Energy Procurement

January 24, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

LevelTen Energy announced today the launch of their data-driven marketplace, a first-of-its-kind offering built to scale, simplify and standardize renewable energy procurement. LevelTen's marketplace reduces the cost, complexity and risk of renewable energy…

Islands: Strong. Small. Resilient.

January 22, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables, Video

In the face of climate change, Small Island Developing States are strong and resilient. They sit on the frontline of climate change and are leading the way with deploying renewable energy as the solution to a sustainable future.

Renewable Energy and Cooling Technologies Key to Reduce Water Use in India’s Power Sector

January 19, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, UAE –  A new policy brief co-authored by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) finds that increasing the share of renewables, in particular solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind, in India’s…

REPORT: Untapped Energy in US Wind Fleet Could Power 1.1M Homes

January 15, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

CHICAGO—The current U.S. wind fleet could produce an estimated 12 terawatt hours (TWh) more energy—enough untapped energy to power roughly 1.1 million homes—according to a new report by Uptake, an advanced analytics software company. That’s equal to…

ADFD Approves USD25 Million for IRENA-Recommended Solar PV Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda

January 15, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global platform for international cooperation on renewable energy, today announced that USD25…