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1 - California Proposes $46.3 Million for Advanced Biofuels
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2 - How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany
3 - Renewables Provide 56 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in First Half of 2014
4 - Overcoming Hurdles To Use More Renewable Energy
5 - From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects
6 - The Quick Guide To A Green Stock Portfolio
7 - US Should Learn from Germany’s Renewable Energy…Mistakes?
8 - Japan Bank Sets Aside $2 Billion for Clean Energy
9 - June Bloom: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014, Q2 Update
10 - EU May Renew US-Biodiesel Tariffs Targeting ADM to Cargill
11 - A 'Perfect Storm' Will Make This Utility 40 Percent Renewable
12 - Microgrids Missing from the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
13 - US Government Has Big Bucks To Help Jumpstart Renewable Energy Innovation
14 - Biofuel Advancement Threatened: How Can We Save the Renewable Fuel Standard?
15 - Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges
16 - Are We There Yet? The Positioning and Repositioning of the Algae Industry
17 - Renewables to Receive Lion's Share of $7.7 Trillion in Global Power Funding
18 - A Ray of Clean Energy Sunshine Peeking Through the Beijing Haze
19 - Pass the Mustard: Why Carinata is Taking Root as Biofuel
20 - Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before
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.
“We have a perfect storm for renewables,” says Jan TenBruggencate, second-term board member of the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. The Hawaiian utility, made into a local cooperative when the investor-owned utility left the business a decade ago, is surging toward 40 percent renewable energy in the next year, with a third of that total from custo
Emerging economies, especially India, desperately need a novel, suitable electricity solution; alas, what exists is a hundred years old and unsuited for our times. This situation is frustrating because affordable, clean, 100 percent electrification, technologically speaking, is at hand yet no one has stepped forward to lead.
In an effort to seek out and give financial help to innovative technologies that reduce energy use and encourage the uptake of renewable energy, the U.S. government last week announced that it was making $4 billion available in loan guarantees. The money, which is provided by the Loan Program Office (LPO), is for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.
Advanced biofuels are no longer a futuristic hope — they are here. This year, three companies including DuPont will turn on commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries, the result of billions of dollars in investment and close to 10 years of collaborative research with universities, government agencies and other private entities. This is a tremendous step forward in our country’s effort to lower our dependence on finite fuel sources and to give consumers a renewable choice at the pump.
"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for such data than the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Imagined by NREL leaders who foresaw the possibilities for high performance computing (HPC), the ESIF's HPC data center is fulfilling the goal of handling large and complex datasets that exceed traditional database processes.
An agreeable reporter from KPBS San Diego visited with the Digest this past week while working on a short segment, contrasting the progress of algae companies today to the promise seen when the BIO International Convention last visited San Diego in 2008.
Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels.
China’s environment is in a deplorable state, a nasty byproduct of the most successful spurt of economic growth in world history. Hardly a month passes without more vivid examples of how air, water and soil pollution threatens the health of millions of Chinese and undermines the quality of life that the Chinese worked so hard to achieve over the last decades.
Navigant Research forecasts that the “global biofuels production will reach 61 billion gallons by 2023, replacing nearly 6 percent of global transportation fuel production from fossil sources and generating $70 billion in new revenue over the next decade.” The demand for an appropriate crop that can provide biofuels, without competing for land use with food crops, is on. The emergence of non-food feedstocks to fuel the international biofuel demand is on the horizon.
The argument industrial polluters and their friends in Congress are making against the new Environmental Protection Agency plan to curb power plant carbon emissions should sound familiar. After all, it's the same scare tactic they trot out every time the government proposes stricter emission controls: exaggerate the cost, overstate job losses, and completely ignore the benefits.