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Duke Energy Renewables and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached a settlement on charges levied under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) for 14 golden eagle mortalities within the past three years at its Top of the World and Campbell Hill wind farms near Casper, Wyoming. It's the wind industry's first such penalty for a topic that's become an increasing point of debate.
According to a recent study at the University of Illinois, harvesting invasive plants for use as biofuels may sound like a great idea, but the reality poses numerous obstacles and is too expensive to consider, at least with the current ethanol pathways.
Even though they were overshadowed by the Senate’s historic decision to eliminate the use of the filibuster when it comes to most Presidential nominees — the so-called “nuclear option” — there were some major developments this week at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that are critically important to solar and renewable energy. First,
Regions continue to hungrily build out utility-scale solar PV projects worldwide. Utility-scale installations this year already exceed a record 6 GWp and are on track to top 8 GWp, up from 5.6 GWp in 2012 and 3.6 GWp in 2011. That's a market value of " well over $10 billion," says Wiki-Solar founder Philip Wolfe, which tracks this sector.
With the majority of people wanting more emphasis on domestic production of renewable energy what do wind and solar installation operators need to know if they are ramping up their production and seeking to better maintain their existing fleet. David Appleyard spoke with Lauren Berry, vice president at insurance company Travelers who highlights some key risk management techniques.
I posted this blog about three years ago and, you guessed it, online advertising is even hotter now. So in case you missed it then, I've updated it with new and interesting information. It's time to get on the online advertising band wagon if you haven't already. I hope you find this refreshed blog helpful. – Peter ------- Don't you just love onlin
Gadgets, libations, installations and even a documentary are proving that renewable energy entrepreneurs are working hard to make our lives better in every way possible. As chief editor of RenewableEnergyWorld.com, I read and hear about a ton of developments in the renewable energy industry. I would guess that our newsroom receives in the neighbor
There's a fairly robust market for small-scale distributed wind systems (SWT) Navigant Consulting projects global installations will grow from an around 85 MW in 2012 to 172 MW in 2018 with revenues topping $728 million, and $3.3 billion cumulatively from 2013-2018, especially due to growing popularity of community- and municipality-owned systems.
I have always found pumped-storage hydropower to be a fascinating technology. According to Wikipedia, the first use of pumped storage was in the 1890s in Italy and Switzerland. And the first pumped-storage plant built in the U.S. was in 1930 by the Connecticut Electric and Power Company, using a reservoir near New Milford, Ct., and pumping water fr
The rapid growth of solar power, and the promise of fuel cells, microturbines, battery storage and other distributed technologies, is engendering change and new opportunities in the utility world. Many are looking at the cell phone in their pocket and wondering what lessons can be learned from the transformation continuing to sweep the world of tel
Palm oil may seem a natural food and biofuel, but has instead ended up as a flashpoint of environmentalist suspicion and increasingly shut out of certain global markets. The European Union, the world’s largest single market, has imposed increased import restrictions and labeling requirements on palm oil. It also has specific exclusions under the new U.S. renewables standards, and environmental groups target its users ranging even down to chocolate candy bars. Destroyer of rain forests, instigator of deadly Southeast Asian haze clouds, orangutan-killer — where did it all come off the rails?
Kids these days are growing up with solar — panels on the roof of their house, ads on the radio, solar electric lights, calculators and even backpacks. To their entire generation, "solar" means solar electricity or photovoltaic. But solar electric systems are a relative newcomer on the block.
The geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry prides itself on offering an efficient, environmentally friendly technology for satisfying the thermal loads of buildings. To do so, a GHP system relies on circulating water through pipes placed underground (either vertically or horizontally) to tap the natural heat retained by the earth.
The U.S. brought online nearly 700 MW of new electricity generation in October, and practically all of it was large-scale solar energy, according to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects.
The solar industry has made a strong transition into its next phase — aptly dubbed Solar 2.0 — as it makes its comeback faster than technology companies were able to recover from the dot-com bubble in the late ‘90s. Since late 2010, general media outlets have claimed that the sky is falling. However, with solar stocks up and a growing demand in emerging markets like China and Japan, the temporary industry downturn has proven to be merely a result of the natural consolidation and evolution that take place in any maturing market.
Wind energy in Mexico should continue to show steady growth in the coming years, Agustin Valdivia of Virginia-based MPR Associates said during Renewable Energy World North America Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
TidalStream Ltd., a maker of platforms for tidal-power turbines, is in talks with energy companies and utilities to test its technology in deeper waters.
Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said consumers won’t take to fuel-cell vehicles before the decade’s end, joining Tesla Motors Inc.’s Elon Musk in questioning the future of hydrogen-powered cars.
Brazil's latest A-3 auction, matching up developers and power purchasers to prepare renewable energy projects to meet the nation's electricity demand by 2016, was a landslide win for wind energy -- but a shutout for solar, which was included in the process for the first time.
Dear Chairman and Commissioners: We missed it on this one — not because a fee was implemented or because that fee was too high or too low. We missed it because we didn’t do enough to uncover the true effects, both positive and/or negative, of distributed rooftop solar. APS initiated this process with one fundamental goal in mind: to set a precedent