Geothermal energy bill gets cold shoulder – U-T San Diego

Geothermal energy bill gets cold shoulderU-T San DiegoUtility customers in San Diego County won’t have to buy more electricity from geothermal power plants after all. California lawmakers abandoned proposed legislation — ending their session Sunday without a vote — that would have ordered the state’s …

COHEN: Giant wind farm could deal the Chesapeake Bay a heavy blow – Washington Times

Washington TimesCOHEN: Giant wind farm could deal the Chesapeake Bay a heavy blowWashington TimesThe $200-million, 150-megawatt Great Bay Wind Center is the brainchild of Texas-based Pioneer Green Energy, which boasts that the project will provide “clean, renewable energy right here in Maryland.” Initially, 25 wind turbines soaring a breathtaking …and more »

Fluor Commissions Centinela Plant, Aids Solar Energy Growth – Zacks.com

Fluor Commissions Centinela Plant, Aids Solar Energy GrowthZacks.comFluor Corporation (FLR – Analyst Report) has recently announced the completion and commissioning of both phases of LS Power’s new Centinela Solar Energy Facility. Being the largest of its kind in the U.S., the facility boasts a capacity of generating …and more »

Bryce: Solar energy surging, but hydrocarbons here to stay – Online Athens

Sydney Morning HeraldBryce: Solar energy surging, but hydrocarbons here to stayOnline AthensIn July, Bloomberg New Energy Finance declared that we are in the midst of a “solar revolution” and the firm predicted that solar will be the fastest-growing form of global generation capacity through 2030. A few days after that report was released …Robert Bryce: Yes, solar is booming, but …TwinCities.com-Pioneer Pressall 4 news articles »

An Ontario-Quebec Power Pact Would Have a Win-win Outcome – Huffington Post (blog)

An Ontario-Quebec Power Pact Would Have a Win-win OutcomeHuffington Post (blog)Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent pursuit of Quebec’s surplus hydro power signals the overdue realization that Ontario’s yearnings for energy self sufficiency are a mug’s game, at best. What matters to households and businesses is the cost of …and more »

Brazil’s August LNG imports up 48% on month – Platts

Brazil’s August LNG imports up 48% on monthPlattsThe dramatic rise in imports comes as the nation’s hydroelectric reservoirs dip to critical lows. As of September 1, current capacity is at just 30% in Brazil’s Southeast-Central West region, where more than 70% of the country’s hydropower is installed.

Bay of Fundy FORCE study looking at tidal power turbine potential – CBC.ca

Bay of Fundy FORCE study looking at tidal power turbine potentialCBC.caThe Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE), one of Canada’s lead research centres for tidal energy, is preparing to launch a $5-million device to test the waters — so to speak — within the Minas Passage. It’s gauging what hurdles the powerful …

Gate installation begins at Laos’ 1285-MW Xayaburi hydropower plant – HydroWorld

Gate installation begins at Laos’ 1285-MW Xayaburi hydropower plantHydroWorldXayaburi Hydropower Plant. The first “significant” hydraulic steel structures are now being installed at the 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydroelectric plant in Laos, consulting engineers KGAL and Whesseo report. The pieces include a three pairs of 320 tonne …and more »

Reassessing the International Role in Afghanistan During the NATO Summit – Center For American Progress

Center For American ProgressReassessing the International Role in Afghanistan During the NATO SummitCenter For American ProgressTap into unused water reserves and increase development projects to focus on hydroelectric power and systematic irrigation flow. This could address Afghanistan’s chronic water shortages and severe droughts, and hydropower could connect the energy and …and more »

Solar Energy to Help Power Film Screenings at Cobble Hill Cinemas – DNAinfo

Solar Energy to Help Power Film Screenings at Cobble Hill CinemasDNAinfoCobble Hill Cinemas, the decades-old indie movie house at 265 Court St., will soon be screening films with a little help from solar energy. The theater is investing in solar panels that will cover more than 4,000 square feet of the building’s roof at …

UK Wind Energy Smashes Coal In August – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaUK Wind Energy Smashes Coal In AugustCleanTechnicaNews that official figures showed wind turbines provided more power to the UK grid than coal plants on five separate days is of no surprise, considering the tantalising hints we received during August. But RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable …

Solar Energy Revolution: A Massive Opportunity – Forbes

ForbesSolar Energy Revolution: A Massive OpportunityForbesWhile the growth of solar may seem slow to some, it’s fair to say it’s in the midst of its “deceptive phase,” on the road to disruption. For example, a 30 percent increase in solar energy production per year, means 1 percent today grows to 1.3 percent …Solar energy can create 6.7 lakh jobs in India in 10 yearsEconomic TimesFortinet Goes Green With Campus Solar ProjectWall Street JournalSolar Energy Market in India 2014 – 2022PR Newswire (press release)all 66 news articles »

Biomass and RHI – H&V News

Golf Club ManagementBiomass and RHIH&V NewsNatural Energy Company, Euroheat, has calculated that homeowners investing £35,000 in a domestic RHI biomass installation could see them potentially clock-up a return on investment of £57,645* over a seven year period plus an expected on-going …Canons Brook GC installs biomass boilerGolf Club Managementall 2 news articles »

£70m tidal power scheme off Anglesey is suspended – BBC News

BBC News£70m tidal power scheme off Anglesey is suspendedBBC NewsPlans for Wales’ first commercial tidal energy farm planned off the coast of Anglesey have been suspended. The £70m Skerries Tidal Stream Array had won Welsh government backing and £10m from the UK government. The project would have seen five tidal …£70m tidal project off Anglesey coast is suspendedDaily Post North Walesall 3 news articles »

Bear Republic Goes Solar – Brewbound.com

Bear Republic Goes SolarBrewbound.comPETALUMA, Calif. – Enphase Energy announced today that North State Solar Energy, a Northern California-based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects, has installed an …and more »

Bear Republic Goes Solar – Brewbound.com

Bear Republic Goes SolarBrewbound.comOwned and operated by Michael Houar, a licensed contractor for over 25 years, the North State Solar Energy team has been involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects. With a business model fo…

Canons Brook GC installs biomass boiler – Golf Club Management

Golf Club ManagementCanons Brook GC installs biomass boilerGolf Club Management“Just Energy Solutions worked with manufacturer Windhager to install the 120kW biomass heating system that not only drastically reduces the club’s fuel bills, but also provides significant RHI payments to make it a sound sustainable investment,” said a …Biomass and RHIH&V Newsall 2 news articles »

Getting the Most Out of Africa’s Hydropower – AllAfrica.com

Getting the Most Out of Africa’s HydropowerAllAfrica.comThe Grand Inga Hydropower Project could eventually become the largest hydroelectric project in the world, with the potential to power half of the continent. The Kashimbila Multipurpose Dam in Nigeria has generation power of 40 MW, and sizeable economic …and more »

Wind Concerns Ontario Says We Don’t Need Wind Power – Net Newsledger

Net NewsledgerWind Concerns Ontario Says We Don’t Need Wind PowerNet NewsledgerTHUNDER BAY – NEWS – Wind Concerns Ontario says that “Ontario’s new Large Renewable Procurement process aims to add more expensive, intermittent wind power to Ontario’s power capacity at a time when Ontario doesn’t need the power, and can’t …