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Top US Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 23:02

The United States broke one record after another for extreme weather in 2013. From deadly floods in Colorado to prolonged drought across the Southwest, Americans saw what unchecked climate change can do to our communities. But we also witnessed another kind of powerful force: real and positive climate action.

RenewableEnergyWorld.com's Top 10 Blogs of 2013

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 23:02

We here at RenewableEnergyWorld.com value each and every one of our excellent contributors that share their important and thought-provoking insights with our readers. But we have a special affinity for our outstanding blogging community.

Renewable Year-end Focus: Russia

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 23:01

As the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides.

Latin America Report: Solar's Auction Debut in Brazil

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 11:18

After being shut out of previous renewable energy auctions, and delaying its own auction by two weeks, the state government of Pernambuco held the nation's first solar energy auction on December 27, registering 122.82 MW of energy, six times the country's current entire solar energy output (20 MW). The auction involved 34 bidders proposing roughly 1 GW of capacity; at the end it was narrowed to six companies from Brazil, Italy, Germany, China and Spain. Average price of power finished trading at 228.63 Brazilian reais/MWh (just under U.S. $97), about 9 percent lower than the starting price of R 250.

Bio-energy Forest Plantations for the Southeastern United States

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 23:04

Bio-energy forest plantations will supplement woody biomass from other sources such as logging residues. In the southern U.S., projections are for an increase of up to 25 million “new” tons of woody biomass demand for bioenergy. To supply this woody biomass demand will require purpose grown plantations of various species including pine, eucalypts, sweetgum, hybrid poplar and cottonwood, amongst others. Forest plantation yields can be 8-15 green tons/acre/year on rotations of 5-12 years. Utilization of this renewable and sustainable biomass resource will be as feedstock “designed” for a large number of bio-energy applications.

Renewable Energy’s Hottest Conversations of 2013

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 23:03

Here at RenewableEnergyWorld.com, we pride ourselves on our active community of readers who click, share, and comment on the articles that we post every day. While we don’t always agree with their take on the pieces we post, we always value constructive feedback and the high quality discussion that sometimes ensues.

Twelve Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Stocks

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 23:02

While many people think first about hydrogen when they think of fuel cells, fuel cells are not limited to hydrogen. They are a set of related technologies, many of which can generate electricity from a number of hydrocarbon fuels rather than hydrogen.

Renewable Year-end Focus: Poland

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 23:01

As the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides.

Japan Eyes Smart Meters, Fuel Cells to Tackle Climate Change

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 09:12

Japan plans smart meters in every residence and factory by the early 2020s and 5.3 million fuel cells in homes by 2030 to tackle climate change, according to a report to be submitted to the United Nations.

Solar May Reach 49 Gigawatts in 2014

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:01

It’s close to the end of the year, and businesspeople are looking forward to 2014. Among them is the solar industry, which is anticipating continued growth into the new year as international markets continue to expand.  At least one company, NPD Solarbuzz has taken a bullish approach anticipating that the global level of solar installations could r

RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 03:00

As editors we delight in learning which of the stories that we wrote or commissioned were most popular with our readers. That’s why at the end of each calendar year, we pull reports that tell us which stories we posted got the most shares, the most views, the most comments, etc. We also look at which videos were watched the most. Often, we post articles that we know will be a big hit: like explanations of controversial solar legislation. But other times you surprise us, readers, by taking great interest in articles that we felt were solid but not necessarily ground-breaking.