Congress could revive tax credit for wind energy – The Desert Sun

The Desert SunCongress could revive tax credit for wind energyThe Desert SunThe future of the Coachella Valley’s iconic windmills hangs in the balance as Congress debates whether to revive a key tax credit for renewable energy. The production tax credit for wind and other renewables expired at the end of 2013, bringing wind …Should the government really ditch its offshore wind plans?Business GreenTax credits help to attract important wind investmentPittsburgh Post Gazetteall 6 news articles »

Congo’s president – The Economist

The EconomistCongo’s presidentThe EconomistDozens of contracts for oil, hydropower, farming and mining projects worth billions of dollars are in the offing. A Kabila confidant is in … South Africa is keen to clinch a hydroelectric deal worth $12 billion to provide power from the Congo river …

China supersizes its underground physics lab – Science Careers Blog (subscription)

China supersizes its underground physics labScience Careers Blog (subscription)China’s ascent in underground physics began serendipitously in August 2008, when Qian Yue, a physicist at Tsinghua University in Beijing, saw a TV report about access tunnels being bored through Jinping Mountain for a massive hydroelectric project …and more »

Berkshire Hathaway Energy: Economies of scale – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Berkshire Hathaway Energy: Economies of scaleWindpower Monthly (subscription)Berkshire Hathaway Energy, part of billionaire Warren Buffet’s empire, is one of America’s largest developer and owner of wind energy. It has already committed about $15 billion to renewables, dwarfing most rivals’ investments, and recently said it …

Grid is key to selling wind’s benefits – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Grid is key to selling wind’s benefitsWindpower Monthly (subscription)If we are to look to energy users to persuade politicians, then we must address the comments that the variable nature of wind power makes it impossible to integrate it successfully on the grid. This is less about what to do when the wind doesn’t blow …

Concentration on consolidation – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Concentration on consolidationWindpower Monthly (subscription)The picture emerging from the figures from the Windpower Intelligence database, backed up by our examination of seven of the world’s leading wind power developers, is one of consolidation, collaboration and diversification. Overwhelmingly, developers …and more »

CORRECTED-Glencore invests in Congo hydropower as solution to blackouts – Reuters UK

Independent OnlineCORRECTED-Glencore invests in Congo hydropower as solution to blackoutsReuters UKKINSHASA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Glencore and its partner in Congo are ploughing $360 million into refurbishing the African nation’s main hydroelectric plant as mining companies seek ways to overcome power shortages that are holding back projects.Energy: Glencore invests in DRC hydropowerThe Africa Reportall 12 news articles »

Illinois clears 3.5GW wind transmission link – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Illinois clears 3.5GW wind transmission linkWindpower Monthly (subscription)Clean Line Energy is a developer of renewable-energy high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission systems. It is currently working on four lines carrying wind power from the central US to high-population areas. In March, the company announced an …Clean Line’s wind-power superhighway approved in IllinoisChicago TribuneIllinois Regulators Approve 3.5 GW Wind Energy Transmission LineNorth American WindpowerIllinois Commerce Commission approves 500-mile direct-current electric wind …The Rock River TimesHerald & Review -Omaha World-Herald -Crain’s Chicago Businessall 49 news articles »

Peru turns away from wind – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Peru turns away from windWindpower Monthly (subscription)The decision was made in spite of the country benefiting from good wind conditions. Instead, natural gas and major hydroelectric plants will provide much of the additional electricity the country requires to meet rising demand for power, said the …Tata Power bags ‘Wind Farm Operator of the Year-Agaswadi Wind farm’indiabloomsTATA Power wins Wind Farm Operator of the Year – Agaswadi Wind farmSteelGuruBlow Me Over: The Tipping Point for Wind Has ComeJustmeans (blog)Business Spectator -Austin American-Statesman -AZoCleantechall 12 news articles »

Glencore invests in Congo hydropower as solution to blackouts – BizNews

Glencore invests in Congo hydropower as solution to blackoutsBizNewsKINSHASA (Reuters) – Glencore and its partner in Congo are ploughing $360 million into refurbishing the African nation’s main hydroelectric plant as mining companies seek ways to overcome power shortages that are holding back projects.and more »

Agenda: future can be bright for our wind, wave and tidal power renewables – Herald Scotland

The GuardianAgenda: future can be bright for our wind, wave and tidal power renewablesHerald ScotlandThere is still more potential for onshore wind but the big challenges of transforming our energy sector are still to come: creating a large-scale offshore wind industry, commercialising wave and tidal power and moving heat and transport away from …Renewable energy overtakes nuclear as Scotland’s top power sourceThe GuardianRenewable Energy Now Scotland’s Largest Source Of PowerCleanTechnicaNew energy modelScotsmanBBC News -Scottish Daily Recordall 29 news articles »

Merck commissions biomass energy plant in Goa – Business Standard

Merck commissions biomass energy plant in GoaBusiness StandardGerman chemical and pharmaceutical company Merck, has commissioned a climate-neutral co-generation plant (a biomass plant) at its production site in Goa. The project is part of a company-wide climate protection program. Merck previously commissioned …Merck commissions biomass plant in Goa, as part of its climate protection …pharmabiz.comMerck’s biomass power plant commissioned in IndiaEnergy Business Reviewall 5 news articles »

Thursday letters: Solar energy, child tax credits, Ferguson grand jury – Chron.com

Chron.comThursday letters: Solar energy, child tax credits, Ferguson grand juryChron.com”Star Power: the Growing Role of Solar Energy in Texas,” a recent report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center, shows that Texas’ solar capacity has grown at an average rate of 84 percent from 2010-2013. All our policy leaders need to do is …and more »

Honda completes construction of wind power plant in Brazil – The Japan Times

Autocar ProfessionalHonda completes construction of wind power plant in BrazilThe Japan TimesXANGRI-LA, BRAZIL – Honda Motor Co. has completed the construction of its wind power plant in Brazil to generate electricity matching the amount needed for the automaker’s four-wheel vehicle production in the country. On Wednesday, the Japanese …Honda starts wind power plant in BrazilThe Japan NewsHonda Begins Operation of the First Wind Farm by an Automaker in BrazilMarketWatchall 10 news articles »

JAMES: Geothermal study heats up Site C dam debate – North Shore News

JAMES: Geothermal study heats up Site C dam debateNorth Shore News”There are alternative sources of power available at similar or somewhat higher costs, notably geothermal power. These sources, being individually smaller than Site C, would allow supply to better follow demand, obviating most of the early-year losses …Geothermal pitched as alternative to Site C damKelowna Capital Newsall 3 news articles »

Thursday letters: Solar energy, child tax credits, Ferguson grand jury – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThursday letters: Solar energy, child tax credits, Ferguson grand juryHouston Chronicle”Star Power: the Growing Role of Solar Energy in Texas,” a recent report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center, shows that Texas’ solar capacity has grown at an average rate of 84 percent from 2010-2013. All our policy leaders need to do is …and more »

Compressed natural gas meeting – The Durango Herald

Compressed natural gas meetingThe Durango HeraldFILE – In this July 26, 2010 photo, Bill Tynes, a supervisor at the Dept.of Public Works garage fills up a DPW truck with compressed natural gas at the DPW station in Baton Rouge, La. Natural gas is abund…

CNG Opportunity in Pennsylvania – CSPnet.com

Pennsylvania Business DailyCNG Opportunity in PennsylvaniaCSPnet.comPennsylvania’s Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office is inviting the private sector to submit their qualifications to compete for the opportunity to develop clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit …Private partners sought for CNG fueling stationsTimesonline.comall 11 news articles »

Snetterton straw-fired biomass plant sold for £160m – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk Eastern Daily PressSnetterton straw-fired biomass plant sold for £160mNorfolk Eastern Daily PressMichael Wassell, leader of Breckland Council, said: “Having worked closely with Iceni in driving forward this project for a number of years, I am delighted that our hard work will soon see construction get underway. The new biomass energy plant will …

Will Obama Pull the Plug on Wind Energy? – Mother Jones

Mother JonesWill Obama Pull the Plug on Wind Energy?Mother JonesThe Production Tax Credit (PTC) provides wind energy developers a tax break of 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour of energy their turbines produce for the first ten years of operation, which indu…

How wind power helps rural Oregon: Guest opinion – OregonLive.com

OregonLive.comHow wind power helps rural Oregon: Guest opinionOregonLive.comDryland farmers are resourceful by nature. Over the centuries, we’ve learned how to grow crops with little to no rain. It’s true, family farms like ours have lasted for seven generations because of hard work, grit and determination, but, with the help …