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  • 12 February 2016: Bet on Biofuels, Not Russian Gas, Former NATO Chief Tells EU

    European Union governments and companies would do better increasing production of renewables than counting on a natural-gas pipeline from Russia to ensure energy security, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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  • 12 February 2016: Five States Forging Ahead With Obama Power Plan, Court Hold or Not

    At least five states will press ahead with efforts to curb emissions from power plants even after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on President Barack Obama’s key climate change program. Colorado, New York, California, Virginia and Washington said they’ll move ahead irrespective of the decision by the nation’s highest court to temporarily block the Clean Power Plan on Tuesday.

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  • 12 February 2016: Energy Bill Amendment Would Streamline Administration’s Approach to Biomass

    On February 2, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) offered an amendment  (S.A. 3140) to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) that would seek to harmonize the administration’s approach on biomass. If passed, the measure would provide significant clarity to states on the inclusion of biomass as they craft state compliance plans under the Clean Power Plan.  Biomass feedstocks, such as wood and agricultural wastes, could be used to produce electricity, co-fired with coal, or utilized in applications such as combined heat and power (CHP) or small-scale district heating applications.

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  • 12 February 2016: The Big Question Day 2: What Is Your Greatest Concern for Your Industry in 2016?

    Where will the industry stumble and where will it thrive? We asked executives at major renewable energy companies to talk to us about their worries, fears and concerns as we head into 2016.

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  • 12 February 2016: The Usual Suspects in Renewable Jet Fuels

    As renewables are moving from niche to mainstream, the industry is facing a paradigm shift in cost, quality, complexity, and scale ­— creating opportunities to develop new and different technologies and operating models. Achieving the next phase of the industry potential will require a further revolution, not only in the laboratory but also in strategy, technology, and operations. Some of these organizations preferred to generate transportation fuel from non-fossil resources with a pivot towards more tangible chemicals. With a further pivot now the direction is towards renewable jet fuels.

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  • 12 February 2016: Utilities, Solar Energy and the Fight for Rooftops

    By many accounts, the spread of solar power is unstoppable. Costs continue to fall at a blistering pace, solutions to give consumers a solar-powered home without needing to connect to the grid for back-up power are emerging, and even the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in, with a recent ruling that is favorable for the solar energy market.

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  • 11 February 2016: Renewable Energy Market Forces: Driving a Need for Change in Strategy in 2016

    The growing pains of a rapidly transforming energy industry were prominent throughout 2015. While the macro trend toward growth in renewable energy is increasingly clear, major energy companies are evaluating, if not outright struggling with, the most effective strategies to navigate in a changing landscape.

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  • 11 February 2016: Solar PV Provides 7.8 Percent of Italy’s Electricity in 2015

    Solar PV systems in Italy in 2015 generated 24,676 GWh of electricity, covering 7.8 percent of the country’s electricity mix, according to Terna, Italy's electricity transmission grid operator. That total is significantly higher than the previous year, when PV systems in Italy had generated 21,838 GWh of electricity or 7 percent of Italy’s electricity mix. So, in clear GWh numbers, Italy’s electricity generation from PV in 2015 increased by 13 percent compared to 2014.

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  • 11 February 2016: Dong to Acquire Lease for Wind Project Off New Jersey Coast

    Dong Energy A/S, the world’s largest offshore-wind developer, agreed to acquire a lease for a site off the coast of New Jersey with more than 1,000 MW of potential capacity, marking the company’s second push into U.S. waters.

     

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  • 11 February 2016: Senegal to Add 200 MW of Solar Through IFC Program

    Senegal plans to build as much as 200 MW of solar power, with at least half of that up and running within two years, after joining an International Finance Corp. (IFC) program designed to promote wider use of clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

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