Expect $1.6 Trillion in Clean Energy Investments Through 2020, Says IEA

Investments in new clean-energy capacity will total $1.61 trillion through 2020 even as the expansion of renewables is expected to slow, the International Energy Agency said.



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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced Program Opportunity Notice “Advanced Transportation Technologies,

NYSERDA offers $3,500,000 to support projects that develop innovative transportation products and services. Awards will be made on the basis of anticipated energy, environmental and economic benefits. Projects can span a range from feasibility studies to full-scale product development efforts.


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Michael Wu: Protect California’s Energy Security

Before the end of the legislative session this Friday, California legislators are pondering action worse than just kicking the can down the road -- they're actively considering taking a dive on our energy security. [Read more...]



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Only 4 Days Left to Nominate A Project of the Year and A Woman of the Year. Nominate NOW

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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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