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Pacific Northwest Grid Operators Ready US’ Largest Smart Grid Trial

June 19th, 2012 | by Andrew

In what's sure to be a closely watched smart grid event, project partners have installed the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project's transaction control system, which, if all goes well, will dynamically manage electricity demand, supply and grid conditions across interconnected assets of 11 utilities.


Abengoa to Build 200-MW Imperial Valley Solar PV Farm

June 13th, 2012 | by Andrew

With Spain and the EU in the midst of an economic and financial crisis, geographic diversification has been a key to Abengoa's continued success. To be one of the largest solar PV projects in the US, the 200-MW Imperial Valley solar PV facility will generate hundreds of local jobs and avoid 63,000 tons of CO2 emissions, as well as clean, renewable electricity.


REN21, UNEP Reports Highlight Challenges Amid Record Renewable Energy Growth

June 12th, 2012 | by Andrew

The drive to develop and deploy renewable energy worldwide has been no 'blip on the radar screen,' but rather a sustained effort, the cumulative magnitude and effects of which are laid out in two industry standard reference reports released yesterday: the United Nations Environment Programme's "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012" and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century's (REN21) 2012 Renewables Global Status Report


Vestas Looks to Latin America as US Wind Energy Expected to Fall 80%

June 11th, 2012 | by Andrew

Vestas is to supply 39.6-MW of wind turbines, service and maintenance for Alba de Nicaragua's Alba Rivas wind farm in Hacienda La Fe. Latin American wind energy markets are growing in importance as Europe struggles with its debt woes and the key US wind energy production tax credit is unlikely to be renewed by the end of the year


Leveling the Energy Playing Field: Senate Bill to Allow Renewable Energy MLPs

June 8th, 2012 | by Andrew

One of the ways the US federal government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry is by allowing natural gas, oil and coal investors to form Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). These special purpose investment vehicles exempt companies forming them from corporate income taxes. Legislation from Delaware Sen. Christopher Coons seeks to level the playing field by opening MLPs up to renewable energy investors.


40th World Environment Day: Denmark, Scotland Pave the Way to the Green Economy

June 6th, 2012 | by Andrew

Substantial headway in forging a green economy has been made across Europe. While the success of efforts in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic are all noteworthy, Denmark and Scotland stand out when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of our economic activities, whether they originate on the production or consumption side of the ledger.


Element Power Adds Educational/Cultural Center to Solar Power Projects in Chile’s Atacama

June 1st, 2012 | by Andrew

Projects such as building the center are part and parcel of Element's efforts to develop its business internationally and domestically, a business strategy that incorporates socially beneficial outreach aspects to its activities. Element views such initiatives as bi-directional in that it results in a give-and-take and exchange of information and opinions between the company and local residents


Solar Energy Momentum Building in the Middle East as Qatar Banks Finance $1.1 Billion Polysilicon Plant

May 31st, 2012 | by Andrew

Local banks have come together to finance Qatar's first solar-grade polysilicon production plant, a planned $1.1 billion, 8,000-metric-ton facility being built by Qatar Electricity and Water (QEWC), and Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec), a joint venture of the Qatar Foundation that supports efforts to transform the Gulf Coast country's economy from a carbon-based to a knowledge-based one



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