Brazil bets on rain, rules out power rationing in 2015 – Daily Times

Daily TimesBrazil bets on rain, rules out power rationing in 2015Daily TimesAbout two-thirds of Brazil’s power grid is dependent on hydroelectricity. “It’s a very risky bet. They are scrambling to put off the problem until next year, when the situation will be worse and very harsh rationing efforts will inevitably be necessary …

Contact cans offshore geothermal plans, gives 50cps special dividend – The National Business Review

The National Business ReviewContact cans offshore geothermal plans, gives 50cps special dividendThe National Business ReviewThey were stunned when Contact’s chief executive, Dennis Barnes, announced in February that the company was reviewing its capital structure, with a view to finding offshore projects where it could use its expertise in geothermal power projects. That …Contact drops offshore geothermal plans3News NZContact pays $367m special dividendRadio New ZealandContact to pay $367 million special dividendTaranaki Daily Newsall 14 news articles »

Solar energy tax credits robbed Peter to pay Paul – Albuquerque Journal

Solar energy tax credits robbed Peter to pay PaulAlbuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Almost everyone supports solar energy. It’s like supporting water conservation, homes for stray animals, justice for all. That sounds great at cocktail parties and in political discussions. Most of the proponents don’t have to make …

Solar energy heats up in Georgia – Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsSolar energy heats up in GeorgiaSavannah Morning NewsFrom Augusta’s Fort Gordon to beach homes on Tybee, solar energy is booming in Georgia. In Chatham, the Solarize program has flipped the switch on panels at four homes over the past few weeks and counts three more under construction. It has contracts …and more »

Georgia, Alabama still battling over water – Northwest Georgia News

Northwest Georgia NewsGeorgia, Alabama still battling over waterNorthwest Georgia NewsThere are some revisions to the Allatoona winter drawdown — allowing a phased-in depletion of water in the lake from September to December — and modifications to the hydropower generation schedule, which keep the lake-level up longer through the fall …

Wind turbine plan may see 700m set-back introduced – RTE.ie

RTE.ieWind turbine plan may see 700m set-back introducedRTE.ieMinister for the Environment Alan Kelly is considering significant new restrictions on the development of wind turbines close to residential property. It is understood he has tabled a series…

Solar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ Creativity – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaSolar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ CreativityCleanTechnicaHow-to packs, case studies, and videos are also provided to help school staff along the way, providing support and mentoring throughout the school’s journey to a successful solar energy rooftop system installation. Besides the obvious benefit of clean, …Anything but coal: solar the most popular energy source in AustraliaSydney Morning HeraldIpsos report details guidelines for large-scale solar consultationBusiness SpectatorBuffalo’s Business: Clean energy startups face money questBuffalo NewsLivemintall 28 news articles »

Solar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ Creativity – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaSolar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ CreativityCleanTechnicaHow-to packs, case studies, and videos are also provided to help school staff along the way, providing support and mentoring throughout the school’s journey to a successful solar energy rooftop system installation. Besides the obvious benefit of clean, …and more »

LETTER: On solar, planet comes before profits – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-JournalLETTER: On solar, planet comes before profitsLas Vegas Review-JournalSolar energy supporters protest outside of NV Energy at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Solar energy proponents want Nevada lawmakers to pass a bill to raise a 3 percent cap on a “net metering” program that benefits homeowners who …Nothing But Rooftop + Parking Lot Solar Installations Needed To Power …CleanTechnicaThe real future of solar powerThe Australian Financial Reviewall 5 news articles »

Buffalo’s Business: Clean energy startups face money quest – Buffalo News

Financial ExpressBuffalo’s Business: Clean energy startups face money questBuffalo NewsMark Fobare remembers talking with a banker, not long after he and his partner started their own solar energy installation business five years ago. Forbare’s company, Monolith Solar Associates, was looking for money to help the Albany-based renewable …Green power gets a big pushLivemintall 20 news articles »

Compressed air comes to fore as method of storing wind, solar energy – STLtoday.com

STLtoday.comCompressed air comes to fore as method of storing wind, solar energySTLtoday.comCALGARY, Alberta • A technology used in ancient Greece to power clocks and fire cannon is undergoing a revival as a way to store energy from wind turbines and solar panels. Compressed air, already used to power carnival rides, jackhammers and medical …

Int’l associations: National parks threatened by new hydropower plants – Dalje.com

Dalje.comInt’l associations: National parks threatened by new hydropower plantsDalje.comThere are plans to build 535 hydroelectric power plants inside protected nature areas in the Balkans, including more than 80 in Croatia, shows a study presented by the international nature protection associations Riverwatch of Austria and Euronatur of …

Chatsworth estate in hydropower bid – Matlock Today

Matlock TodayChatsworth estate in hydropower bidMatlock TodayPeak Architects said: “Through installing the two hydropower schemes it is predicted that we will produce 445,000kWh of renewable electricity saving the equivalent of 350 tons of carbon emissions from Britain’s coal-fired power stations.” The house and …and more »

Solar energy pitches made in town and city – The Register Star

Solar energy pitches made in town and cityThe Register StarGreenport already has some solar energy powering municipal buildings. Currently, an application for private use is being considered. Sunstream Partners LLC, a company that develops solar farms,…

Bill could place solar energy cap on utility solar customers – KLAS-TV

Las Vegas Review-JournalBill could place solar energy cap on utility solar customersKLAS-TVSenate Bill 374 could dictate which agency will be in charge of deciding if there will or won’t be a cap on the solar energy generation. NV Energy and solar companies have been lobbying the legislature for months trying to get lawmakers to swing the …LETTER: On solar, planet comes before profitsLas Vegas Review-JournalLegislature kowtows to NV Energy at expense of our children’s futureLas Vegas SunThe real future of solar powerThe Australian Financial ReviewGreentech Mediaall 9 news articles »

Nip U axes biomass centre – Bay Today

Bay TodayNip U axes biomass centreBay TodayBIC was an advocacy group promoting the establishing of a biomass and bioenergy economy in Northern Ontario. However, Lambe and Gallo said they’re going in a new direction with the formation of a new group, the Biomass North Development Centre.

Take a hike: New guidebook published – Brattleboro Reformer

Take a hike: New guidebook publishedBrattleboro ReformerHydropower was next and the railroads built to transport timber were later used to build Somerset Dam. The dam and reservoir maintain a constant water flow year round for hydroelectric stations downstream,” wrote Rech. “Today, the cemetery and …and more »

Dot Earth | The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar … – New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)Dot Earth | The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar …New York Times (blog)The United Nations hosted the second Sustainable Energy for All Forum this week. The four-day set of events and announcements was aimed at fulfilling Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s creditable 2011 vision of achieving universal access to modern energy …Akon Launches Solar Technology Initiative To Bring Energy To Multiple Homes …VibeSinger Akon Makes Progress With African Solar Power VentureWall Street Journal (blog)Akon Adds Job Training To His African Solar Lighting BusinessAFKInsiderXXLMAG.COM -The Express Tribuneall 70 news articles »

Startups Tackle Solar Challenges – Breaking Energy

Breaking EnergyStartups Tackle Solar ChallengesBreaking EnergyThe Energy Department’s SunShot Catalyst prize winners are taking aim at solar energy’s “soft costs.” | Photo Courtesy of NREL. Going solar is a hot topic these days. Who doesn’t like the idea of using clean, affordable energy from the sun to power our …SunShot Announces Solar Start-Up Winners of Catalyst Demo DaySolar Novus Todayall 2 news articles »

Bioenergy conference explores opportunities for biomass – Pulp & Paper Canada

Bioenergy conference explores opportunities for biomassPulp & Paper CanadaThe panel session, “Transforming the forest industry: The future of energy and bioproducts,” featured presentations by FutureMetrics president and founder William Strauss; Brent Boyko, director, Biomass BD, with Ontario Power Generation (OPG); Robert …

Building Nova Scotia’s tidal power supply chain – Digby Courier

Digby CourierBuilding Nova Scotia’s tidal power supply chainDigby CourierDIGBY – With Bay of Fundy tidal energy projects building steam, Marine Renewables Canada is going to offer workshops in Digby and other locations across Nova Scotia for companies interested in exploring opportunities in the tidal energy supply chain.and more »

Building Nova Scotia’s tidal power supply chain – Nova News Now

Nova News NowBuilding Nova Scotia’s tidal power supply chainNova News NowDIGBY – With Bay of Fundy tidal energy projects building steam, Marine Renewables Canada is going to offer workshops in Digby and other locations across Nova Scotia for companies interested in exploring opportunities in the tidal energy supply chain.and more »