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
July 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A study commissioned by the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum finds that if the state gets 30% of its energy from renewables by 2027, that could add 68,000 jobs and give a $10 billion boost to the state's economy.
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.
June 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy sources accounted for a fifth of US power generation over the first third of 2018 according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration, as coal dropped to 27% of total power generation.
June 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
San Diego Gas & Electric broke the news that it will be doubling the energy storage capacity of its network over the next 3.5 years to enable the adoption of more renewables in its service area
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.
May 30th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Biocoal is in the news as a possible substitute for traditional coal in power generation
May 24th, 2018 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration
Electricity generation from solar resources in the United States reached 77 million megawatthours (MWh) in 2017, surpassing for the first time annual generation from biomass resources, which generated 64 million MWh in
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
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
May 14th, 2018 | by George Harvey
The idea behind power-to-gas has been around for a while. It uses electric power to produce gaseous fuel, usually hydrogen. The advantages are that it can be used to take up excess electric energy from renewable generation in a chemical form. Later, the fuel can be used as needed.
April 28th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
One of the challenges posed to students was focused on climate change. What can be done at the school to reduce its carbon footprint and more than that, to impact Cape Breton Island in a positive way? The students were filled with ideas and opened up the floodgates to their teachers. Out of the long list and through a process of discussion, several ideas rose to the top and were selected as the focus on action for the project.
April 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new analysis of Pakistan's energy sector which shows that the country can spur both social and economic development and improve its energy security by developing its "abundant" renewable energy sources.
March 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Energy Information Administration this week published its official figures for electricity generation in 2017 and it confirms what most expected, that electricity generation from fossil fuels declined in 2017 at the same time that generation from renewables increased.
March 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Next Kraftwerke has announced that its Polish subsidiary Elektrownie Next will begin trading electricity produced by the 35 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic portfolio owned by ReneSola. Next Kraftwerke has connected more than 5,000 energy-producing and energy-consuming units in its virtual power plant “Next Pool,” with a total capacity of over 4,100
March 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre
The burning of wood and biomass has gotten something of a bad reputation amongst some in the environmental community in recent years, despite the fact that well-managed woodland biomass production and use is probably as close to carbon-neutral as you can get when factoring in full-lifecycle costs and impacts (especially those from the mining sector)
March 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Xcel Energy has solicited bids on a series of grid-scale battery storage installations in Colorado. When completed and online by 2023, they may qualify for the title of largest battery installation in the world, according to PV Magazine.
February 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
New analysis from British electrical power generation company Drax has revealed that the country generated 96 terawatt-hours of renewable electricity in 2017, enough power to supply the entire country -- if the country in question were Britain in 1958.
February 22nd, 2018 | by The Beam
How do you get sustainable energy solutions to more than two million people in the most remote areas -- the last mile -- of Africa and Asia? And how do you make sure the solutions are really used? The answer is as brilliant as it is simple: appeal to the power of women.
February 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
For the fourth year in a row, new US electricity capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed those from natural gas, and accounted for half of all new capacity additions, according to recent figures published by the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
February 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Last month, Brazil announced its intention to begin the process of becoming a full Member of the International Renewable Energy Agency, and this month the Agency has welcomed Brazil's intentions, saying the decision "reflects the country’s strong commitment to multilateralism and sustainable energy."
January 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency has concluded that onshore wind, hydropower, geothermal, and bioenergy-for-power projects commissioned during 2017 were largely found to be on par with fossil fuel-based electricity technologies, while solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020.
January 7th, 2018 | by James Ayre
If the UK is to meet its climate change and greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals, then it will need to invest more in so-called clean energy and cleantech. That's the takeaway of a new analysis and report from Carbon Brief, which utilized data provided by Imperial College London
December 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum says it will try to educate Republican leaders about the virtues of clean renewable power. It's going to be a tough sell in Cheesehead Nation.