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1 - France Spurs Efficiency, Renewables with $13.4 Billion Energy Plan
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2 - From Grass in the Field to Fuel in the Hopper: On-Farm Grass Energy is an Opportunity for Farmers
3 - A Grand Vision of a Potential U.S. Energy System
4 - New Jersey Moves Forward with Distributed Energy Resource Plan
5 - Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action
6 - Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?
7 - As US Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Focused on States and Cities
8 - Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot
9 - UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction
10 - EU Approves UK Payments for Renewables, Capacity Guarantees
11 - California Proposes $46.3 Million for Advanced Biofuels
12 - How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany
13 - Renewables Provide 56 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in First Half of 2014
14 - Overcoming Hurdles To Use More Renewable Energy
15 - From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects
16 - The Quick Guide To A Green Stock Portfolio
17 - US Should Learn from Germany’s Renewable Energy…Mistakes?
18 - Japan Bank Sets Aside $2 Billion for Clean Energy
19 - June Bloom: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014, Q2 Update
20 - EU May Renew US-Biodiesel Tariffs Targeting ADM to Cargill
France’s planned energy law will mobilize about €10 billion (US $13.4 billion) in investment through tax credits and low-interest loans to spur efficiency and renewable power, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.
Farmers and landowners want to lower fuel and feed costs, explore feed and fertilizer co-products, be more self-sufficient, and rely less of fossil fuels. Biomass grass crops can be established on marginal lands and processed as a fuel replacement for heating oil or propane, or as an addition to wood chips or pellets.
If all energy production channels were employed, the United States has sufficient resources to eliminate all coal, gasoline and diesel combustion in all demand sectors and replace them with natural gas, wind and solar electricity firmed and shaped with both grid-scale and distributed energy storage. I believe that we can reach a zero-air-pollution, coal-free, crude-import free, all-electric low-cost energy future. We have energy rhetoric and technology to get there; do we have leadership and will?
New Jersey state regulators approved a subrecipient agreement last week with the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) to work jointly in the establishment and operation of the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB), which will support the development of distributed energy resources at critical facilities throughout the state through a $200 million allocation from the state’s second Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5 percent of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, but it’s Marin Clean Energy in California that stands a
There’s a class of fuels that don’t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel — so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they’ve bristled at being called “biofuels." Instead, the technologies that depend on unique pathways to converting CO2 and water to fuels and chemicals prefer “solar fuels."
Clean Edge’s recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others. As has been the case in recent years — even with encouraging national-level initiatives from the Obama administration — states and cities continue to be where most of the action is.
Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving Ohio backward as other states move forward, developing job-creating CO2-neutral/CO2-light, clean renewable energy. This new state law freezes economic growth in a sect
The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur low-carbon electricity.
The European Commission approved the U.K. government’s renewable energy contracts and so-called capacity payments, saying the program that benefits power plants complies with state-aid rules.
In California, the California Energy Commission recommended awards of $46.6 million to 11 biofuels and biomethane projects.
Japan thinks of itself as famously poor in energy, but this national identity rests on a semantic confusion. Japan is indeed poor in fossil fuels — but among all major industrial countries, it’s the richest in renewable energy like sun, wind, and geothermal. For example, Japan has nine times Germany’s renewable energy resources. Yet Japan makes about nine times less of its electricity from renewables (excluding hydropower) than Germany does.
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower provided 55.7 percent of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity during the first half of 2014 (1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total installed).
Last week, General Motors joined 11 other companies committed to renewable energy in signing on to the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles – a clear set of guidelines designed to help utilities and renewable energy providers understand how they can help make renewable energy investments easier for companies and meet rising demand. As one of the man
At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable result of all of this effort is steel in the ground (or on the roof…or in the water… as the case may be). The growth of renewable energy is measured through projects
For most people, the best way to build a green or fossil-free portfolio will be to use mutual funds or an investment advisor. The exceptions are those who like to do things for themselves, and understand the significant advantage that saving just a fraction of a percent in annual fees can make to the long term performance of a portfolio.
While Germany is often lauded for its Energiewende, a new report released by Zurich-based Finadvice for the Edison Electric Institute explains the consequences of its transition, which include high electricity prices, subsidy debts, grid instability, and costly grid upgrades.
Shinsei Bank Ltd., a lender for Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s clean-energy projects in Japan, plans to provide as much as 200 billion yen (US $2 billion) in loans for renewable developments.
After two weak months, June brought a strong recovery to clean energy stocks and the market in general. The broad market benchmark IWM put on 7.2 percent, reversing its previous loss for the year to enter the 4th of July holiday up 4.7 percent. My clean energy benchmark PBW shot up 8.6 percent, for year to date gains of 9.9 percent.
The European Union threatened to renew tariffs on biodiesel from the U.S. for another five years in a sign of persistent trade tensions over renewable energy.