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Wind Power Tops In New US Generation Capacity For 2012

January 18th, 2013 | by Andrew

More wind power generation capacity was added to the US electricity mix in 2012 than any other source, natural gas included, according to the latest statistics. Nearly 3.1 gigawatts of new wind power capacity came online in December alone


China & Renewable Energy: The Outlook For Growth

January 10th, 2013 | by Andrew

Now the world's largest energy consumer and producer of greenhouse gas emissions, the degree to which China can realize its renewable energy and sustainable development goals will be a key factor determining the shape of our world in years to come. Market research and marketing consultancy Solidiance has come out with a comprehensive analysis of the outlook for renewable energy growth in China


100MW Concentrating Solar Power Plant Commissioned In Spain

December 18th, 2012 | by Andrew

Local and state government leaders joined Abengoa executives in commissioning the Castilla-La Mancha Solar Complex, which created more than 1,700 local jobs and sets the stage for clean energy output that will prevent more than 60,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year


Green Jobs & Solar Power At Night: Abengoa’s 280 MW Solana CSP Plant Nearly Ready

December 1st, 2012 | by Andrew

The Solana utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) project, capable of storing solar-generated electricity and delivering it in the evenings and at night in order to help meet peak demand, is 80% complete. A workforce of more than 2,000 is on site installing Solana's 32,000 parabolic trough solar energy collectors, one of a range of benefits the project has brought to the Pheonix area


On the Way to 1 Million Solar Roofs: Los Angelenos Can’t Get Enough Solar Power

October 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew

Applications to install rooftop solar PV systems continue to pour in to LA Water & Power. Some 22 megawatts worth and counting of rooftop solar power capacity have been added in the last fiscal year. The country's largest publicly owned utility has also been signing long-term power purchase agreements with utility-scale solar power project developers.


Congressional Inaction Threatens Record Wind Energy Growth

October 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

The picture of the US wind energy industry looks markedly different looking back than it does looking forward. US wind energy capacity has been growing at a record rate this year, but the year-end expiration of a key federal tax credit is already slowing things down.



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