US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data for the first six months of 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.3 percent of net U.S. electrical generation. Conventional hydropower accounted for 7.0 percent, while non-hydro renewables provided an even larger share at 7.3 percent.



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South Africa Seeks to Improve Process for Renewable Energy Deals

South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said her department wants to address weaknesses in the process of commissioning renewable-power projects.



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Infrastructure Upgrades Mean Texas No Longer Wastes Wind Power

According to a report by the Energy Information Administration, wind curtailments in Texas have dropped steadily and substantially since 2011 thanks mostly to the state’s completion of 3,500 miles of transmission lines as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones program.  A curtailment refers to and event where a power plant is asked to slow



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Global Trash Burning Far More Polluting Than Expected

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a sc...

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – August 26, 2014

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Napa earthquake is a warning for CA's nuclear plants; Another coal plan... [Read more...]



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China to Mull $16 Billion for Electric Vehicle Chargers

China is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build more charging facilities and spur demand for electric vehicles, according to two people familiar with the matter.



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Geothermal Visual: Borrowing a ‘Play Fairway’ from the Oil and Gas Industry

The map below is shaded grey in the project areas for the geothermal teams that were chosen by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to receive funding and support in the current “Play Fairway” award opportunity. The Geothermal Technologies Office announced up to $4 million for eleven projects for the Play Fairway Analysis, a su



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Steven Cohen: Solar Could Grow Faster if We Had a Functioning Federal Government

It is obvious that the United States federal government is struggling to perform basic governance functions and, as I wrote earlier this summer, it is incapable of leading the transition to a renewable economy. [Read more...]



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Regional Transmission Webinar Series: Great Plains and Upper Midwest

Date: 9/4/2014

Source: Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

3 p.m. ET
Join Americans for a Clean Energy Grid for the final regional webinar in a series of transmission webinars. Discussion will focus on the political, economic, and environmental issues surrounding transmission, such as siting, planning, and cost allocation. Speakers are Erin Stojan-Ruccolo, Director of Electricity Markets, Fresh Energy; Jesse Moser, manager of strategic infrastructure, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO); and Will Kaul, vice president of transmission, Great River Energy.


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Video: Shaping Tomorrow’s Wind Energy Leaders

Date: 8/18/2014

Watch the latest DOE video featuring highlights from the Collegiate Wind Competition, held in May in Las Vegas, and learn how the event is helping to shape future clean energy leaders.


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