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British Renewables Hits 42 Gigawatts & Surpasses Fossil Fuels

November 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Pushed over the line by two coal-to-biomass conversions and continuing growth in offshore wind, the British renewable energy industry finally surpassed the capacity levels of its fossil fuel predecessors, with total capacity reaching 42 gigawatts (GW) in the third quarter, beating out the fossil fuel industry which only has 40.6 GW. 


Does The Future Of Agriculture Lie In Biomass?

September 20th, 2018 | by The Beam

Biomass Energy Generation is the process where agricultural products are used directly to create electric power. This specific technology and process is critical in discussing the future abilities and resources for renewable mix in energy and power grids, and can contribute to the overall goal of moving toward entire dependence on renewable sources in rural areas relying on an agricultural basis for their economies


Solar + Wind = 10% of US Electricity Generation in 1st Half of 2018

September 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

To complement our revival of US electricity capacity reports, here's a new report on US electricity generation. As with the capacity report, things are not looking too bright. There's still a lot of grey — in the bar charts below, in the skies near fossil fuel power plants, and in the human and planetary outlook based on how slowly we are cutting fossil fuel electricity generation


Renewables = 43% of New Power Capacity in USA in 1st Half of 2018

September 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm restarting regular US renewable energy reports here on CleanTechnica. However, this time around, I'm making them quarterly reports instead of monthly reports. Quarterly reports are better at capturing the trends, and some other organizations do contribute monthly updates


UPDATED! Next Kraftwerke Teams Up With Jedlix On Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Response Pilot

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The pilot was tendered by the Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT to assess the viability of aggregated demand reserve using a handful of new technologies


ElectraTherm’s Power+ Waste Heat Recovery System Generates Power & Captures Heat

July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ElectraTherm has commissioned its first Power+ waste heat to power unit in California. The unit generates fuel-free power from the waste heat generated by an existing biomass boiler using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for combined heat and power applications or prime power generated from biomass


UK Renewable Electricity Generation Tops 30%, Scotland Increases By 11%

June 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New figures from the UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published on Thursday showed that renewable energy accounted for 30.1% of the country's total electricity generation in the first quarter, up 3% and boasting record wind generation that accounted for over half of total renewable energy generation. 


ENGIE Acquires LANGA Group To Cement French Renewable Leadership

June 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

French electric utility ENGIE announced this week that it has finalized the acquisition of local solar and wind power producer LANGA Group and its portfolio of operational and pipeline projects worth 1.5 gigawatts (GW) in a move which is intended to cement ENGIE's leadership in the French renewable energy industry. 


The Pros & Cons Of Biofuels

May 23rd, 2018 | by Andy Miles

The burning of any fuel will produce CO2, but also possibly pollution in the form of particulates, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, and carbon monoxide, although the extent of these depends on the nature of the particular fuel and the efficiency with which the fuel is burnt


Can We Burn Our Way To A Cleaner Planet?

May 21st, 2018 | by Nexus Media

BECCS, which is short for “bioenergy with carbon capture and storage," entails growing plants that remove CO2 from the atmosphere, burning those plants to generate electricity, and then capturing the resulting carbon emissions before they escape into the atmosphere



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