Chernobyl’s Atomic Wasteland May Be Reborn With Solar Energy – Bloomberg

BloombergChernobyl’s Atomic Wasteland May Be Reborn With Solar EnergyBloombergUkraine’s looking toward the sun to put a radioactive wasteland back into business. Thirty years after atomic fallout from the Chernobyl meltdown rendered an area the size of Luxembourg uninhabitable for centuries, Ukraine is seeking investors to …and more »

LETTER: Don’t blame coal-plant’s closure on wind energy – Grand Forks Herald

LETTER: Don’t blame coal-plant’s closure on wind energyGrand Forks HeraldTo blame this trend solely on the recent emergence of wind power in North Dakota is short-sighted. In fact, according to MISO—the regional grid operator—the fluctuations in wholesale electricity prices are directly correlated to the market price of …and more »

Water, power do mix – Pueblo Chieftain

Water, power do mixPueblo ChieftainHydropower has been used as a reliable energy source for centuries, and the force released by the flow of water is the only fuel it needs to produce electricity. Hydroelectricity is relatively inexpensive, nonpollutin…

Department of Energy’s EERE announces $9.8 million in funding for innovative non-powered dam & pumped-storage … – HydroWorld

Department of Energy’s EERE announces $9.8 million in funding for innovative non-powered dam & pumped-storage …HydroWorld… Hydropower Vision plan during the opening keynote at HydroVision International 2016, the funding is part of the Water Power Technology Office’s HydroNEXT initiative. Non-powered dams in the U.S. represent a significant source of untapped …

District names chief of project management branch – WDAM-TV

District names chief of project management branchWDAM-TVAs part of the Command team, he will participate in the executive direction of an annual Civil Works program which averages more than $220 million and includes such work as large and complex flood…

World Bank pulls funding for Congo’s Inga-3 hydropower project – Citizen TV (press release)

Citizen TV (press release)World Bank pulls funding for Congo’s Inga-3 hydropower projectCitizen TV (press release)The World Bank has suspended funding for the long-delayed Inga-3 hydroelectric project in Democratic Republic of Congo following disagreements over the “strategic direction” of the project, it said in a statement late Monday. The $14 billion Inga-3 …World Bank freezes funding for dam project in DR CongoeNCAall 6 news articles »

US Could Produce Billion Tons of Biomass – Lancaster Farming

US Could Produce Billion Tons of BiomassLancaster FarmingWASHINGTON — The 2016 Billion-Ton Report, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, concludes that the United States has the potential to produce at least 1 billion dry tons of nonfood biomass resources …

From Paris to Patagonia: On Rivers and Climate Change – International Rivers (blog)

International Rivers (blog)From Paris to Patagonia: On Rivers and Climate ChangeInternational Rivers (blog)In 2010, Chile’s first minister of the then-new Ministry of Energy announced that hydroelectricity was the country’s “main richness in terms of energy resources”.[6] Now that the conversation has changed and other renewable technologies are both …

The surprisingly bright future of America’s overlooked renewable energy source: water – Washington Post

Washington PostThe surprisingly bright future of America’s overlooked renewable energy source: waterWashington PostThe Energy Department’s definition of hydropower includes not only dams, which generate electricity when the flow of water turns enormous turbines, but also so-called hydroelectric “pumped storage.” With the latter, large volumes of water are pumped to …and more »

Gamesa awarded debut order by Voltalia for 27.3 MW of wind power in Brazil – Windpower Engineering (press release)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Gamesa awarded debut order by Voltalia for 27.3 MW of wind power in BrazilWindpower Engineering (press release)Gamesa, a global technology provider in wind energy, has secured its first order from fast-growing electricity producer Voltalia. Gamesa will supply 13 of its G114-2.1 MW for a total of 27.3 MW at Voltalia’s Vila Acre wind facility in the state of Rio …Gamesa wins 27.3MW Brazil dealWindpower Monthly (subscription)Gamesa Secures 27.3 MW Brazilian Order From VoltaliaNorth American Windpowerall 4 news articles »

Senvion To Supply Wind Power In Off-Grid Deal – North American Windpower

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Senvion To Supply Wind Power In Off-Grid DealNorth American Windpower“Wind energy can play a very important role in helping remote communities and industries reduce their reliance on expensive fuels,” says Chris Judd, managing director of Senvion Australia. “This pioneering microgrid project will demonstrate what can be …Senvion wins offgrid dealWindpower Monthly (subscription)Senvion to supply wind turbines for Coober Pedy off-grid hybrid plantRenewEconomyall 6 news articles »

Fundraising for solar-energy amendment slows in July – SaintPetersBlog (blog)

SaintPetersBlog (blog)Fundraising for solar-energy amendment slows in JulySaintPetersBlog (blog)State records show the fundraising committee — which is backing the solar-energy ballot initiative — received no contributions between July 2 and July 15. The two-week period marks the two most recent fundraising periods. The group has raised more …

Tekmar’s Cable Protection Systems Receive DNV GL Approval – North American Windpower

North American WindpowerTekmar’s Cable Protection Systems Receive DNV GL ApprovalNorth American WindpowerTo date, Tekmar has supplied in excess of 4,500 CPS on over 42 offshore wind farm projects. Tekmar Energy engaged with DNV GL to further establish its rigorous design and engineering standards adopted across its product offering. Alongside this …and more »

Blue Bird Offers Ride-and-Drive Event with Propane, CNG Buses at STN Expo – NGT News

The Auto ChannelBlue Bird Offers Ride-and-Drive Event with Propane, CNG Buses at STN ExpoNGT NewsBlue Bird Corp., a school bus designer and manufacturer that offers alternative fuel applications, including propane-powered and compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles, says that attendees at this year’s STN Expo in Reno, Nev., will have the …Blue Bird Provides First Chance to Drive New Vision Gen 4 Propane Bus and Vision CNG Bus at STN ExpoThe Auto Channel (blog)all 2 news articles »

US Solar Energy Industries Association Releases New Land Leasing Guide – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaUS Solar Energy Industries Association Releases New Land Leasing GuideCleanTechnicaThe US Solar Energy Industries Association has published a new guide for landowners interested in leasing their land for use by solar developers. The SEIA Guide to Land Leases for Solar is a comprehensive guide that “covers the important aspects of how …and more »

US Solar Energy Industries Association Releases New Land Leasing Guide – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaUS Solar Energy Industries Association Releases New Land Leasing GuideCleanTechnicaThe US Solar Energy Industries Association has published a new guide for landowners interested in leasing their land for use by solar developers. The SEIA Guide to Land Leases for Solar is a comprehensive guide that “covers the important aspects of how …and more »

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power – Inhabitat

InhabitatEuropean wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear powerInhabitatWind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby European nations, the cost of wind is now 30 percent lower than nuclear, a promising development in the …and more »

Mexico’s Wind Farms Brought Prosperity, but Not for Everyone – New York Times

New York TimesMexico’s Wind Farms Brought Prosperity, but Not for EveryoneNew York TimesMany landowners in La Ventosa, Mexico, a windy town in the southern state of Oaxaca, leased their property to Spanish companies for wind turbines. Some residents living in their shadow see a changed landscape but no financial benefits. Credit Kirsten …

Sempra US Gas & Power acquires 100MW Apple Blossom Wind Project in Michigan – CleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business Review

Power TechnologySempra US Gas & Power acquires 100MW Apple Blossom Wind Project in MichiganCleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business ReviewSempra U.S. Gas & Power renewables president of Kevin C. Sagara said: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire, build and operate the Apple Blossom wind project in the state of Michigan as it continues to position itself as a wind energy leader.Sempra US acquires Michigan’s 100MW Apple Blossom wind projectPower TechnologyMichigan Wind Energy Project Sold to Geronimo EnergyPennEnergyWolverine State Wind Project Lands New OwnerCommercial Property Executiveall 14 news articles »

Duke Energy Florida brings solar power plant online – PR Newswire (press release)

Duke Energy Florida brings solar power plant onlinePR Newswire (press release)”As the cost of solar energy continues to decrease and the efficiency of panels grows, we’re increasing our investments in solar,” said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy state president – Florida. “It’s part of our ongoing strategy to offer clean energy and …and more »