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U.S. Solar Market and 15 States See Best Quarter Ever for Residential Solar

December 12, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX – The U.S. residential solar market reached record highs in the third quarter of 2019 with 712 megawatts of solar installed, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables…

Renewable energy to become dominant energy source in France’s capacity mix by 2027, says GlobalData

December 11, 2019 - in Energy, News

Nuclear power, currently the dominant energy source in France, is expected to be overtaken by renewable energy by 2027. The share of renewable energy…

New ASCE Manual of Practice Offers Best Practices for Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Utility Lines

December 10, 2019 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures, MOP 104, Second Edition,…

Rice University Launches Bold Climate Change Initiative with Shell

December 9, 2019 - in Energy, Featured, News

Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a climate change research initiative to fundamentally change how the world uses hydrocarbons. Carbon Hub's goal is a zero-emissions future in which hydrocarbons are not burned. Instead, they are split to make clean…

New ASCE Publication Explores Using Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel

December 5, 2019 - in Energy, News

Reston, Va. – As industrialization and population increases, the need for energy is also increasing. Petroleum diesel is a major fuel source worldwide that possesses many disadvantages including decreasing fossil fuel reserves and increasing atmospheric…

Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm

December 4, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Nexans invests in its U.S. high voltage facility to make it the first and unique subsea high voltage cables plant in the U.S. Paris La Défense – Nexans, the global expert in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Eversource, New England’s premier…

Wärtsilä to provide full energy storage solution for one of the largest power hybrid projects at an off-grid mine in Mali

December 4, 2019 - in Energy, News

The technology group Wärtsilä will optimise the energy system of the Fekola Mine, located in a remote region in southwest Mali. This is needed to improve the mine’s operations, reduce fuel consumption, and lessen the carbon emissions. Wärtsilä has been…

Foreign companies eyeing opportunities in Japan’s offshore wind market, says GlobalData

December 4, 2019 - in Energy, News

Japan has been witnessing an upsurge in the number of companies showing interest in its fledgling offshore wind sector, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.   GlobalData’s research reveals that the Japanese offshore market presently…

Work Begins on Adelaide Green Hydrogen Plant

December 2, 2019 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Australian Gas Networks has begun construction of its HyP SA hydrogen production facility at the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide. Construction has begun on a pioneering hydrogen production facility in Adelaide, which will play a major role in South…

EU-wide Coal Power Output Down 19%, Central and Eastern European Countries Lagging Behind

December 2, 2019 - in Energy, News

European coal-fired power output went down by 19% in the first half of 2019 and is estimated to reach 23% in the second half of the year. According to the analysis published by CarbonBrief this week, approximately half the fall is due to the expansion of renewable…