Renewable Energy

Under a 25-year contract, Glendale utility officials will be getting 25MW of record-cheap solar energy from the Eland solar project. It will increase the city’s renewable energy portfolio by about 9%. Above are photovoltaic cells in western Kern County. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Glendale will get a piece of landmark solar-energy, battery storage project

LA Times


Glendale will be getting a small piece of one of the country’s largest and cheapest forthcoming solar and battery energy storage projects.

Los Angeles is the primary and only other participant in what’s known as the Eland project, …

December 26, 2019 - 9:00 am
Iowa studies gaps between electric charging & natural gas filling stations

Iowa studies gaps between electric charging & natural gas filling stations

Radio Iowa


Iowa is working with five other states to study the availability of alternative fuel along Interstate 80. A federal grant will help determine where electric vehicles can be charged and where compressed natural gas is available.

Iowa studies gaps between electric charging & natural gas filling stations - oilandgas360

Stu Anderson, …

December 26, 2019 - 7:06 am
Sungrow connects power to the UK grid from a 27.5MW/30MWh solar-plus-storage project

Sungrow connects power to the UK grid from a 27.5MW/30MWh solar-plus-storage project

Sungrow connects power to the UK grid from a 27.5MW/30MWh solar-plus-storage project

December 26, 2019 - 5:57 am
Ellomay announces execution of framework agreement for the development of Photovoltaic projects in an aggregate capacity of 265 MW in Italy

Ellomay announces execution of framework agreement for the development of Photovoltaic projects in an aggregate capacity of 265 MW in Italy

ellomay Capital Unlimited 


Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE American; TASE: ELLO) (“Ellomay” or the “Company”), a renewable energy and power generator and developer of renewable energy and power projects in Europe and Israel, today announced the execution of a Framework …

December 25, 2019 - 11:16 am
Cielo announces closing of Tranche of Private Placement Offering of Convertible Debenture Units

Cielo announces closing of Tranche of Private Placement Offering of Convertible Debenture Units

ACCESSWIRE


(CSE:CMC) Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. (“Cielo” or the “Company”) announces that it has closed another tranche of its private placement offering (the “Offering”) of unsecured convertible debenture units (the “Unit(s)”), raising gross proceeds of $400,000 in this tranche, for …

December 24, 2019 - 1:00 am
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Receives Tri Global Energy’s 2019 Wind Leadership Award

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Receives Tri Global Energy’s 2019 Wind Leadership Award

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Receives Tri Global Energy’s 2019 Wind Leadership Award

December 23, 2019 - 11:30 am
SkySpecs – Leader in wind energy operations & management solutions – Raises a $17 Million Series C Round lead by McRock Capital Corporation

SkySpecs – Leader in wind energy operations & management solutions – Raises a $17 Million Series C Round lead by McRock Capital Corporation

SkySpecs – Leader in Wind Energy Operations & Management Solutions – Raises a $17 Million Series C Round Lead by McRock Capital Corporation

December 20, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

FERC pushes back against state clean energy plans

Houston Chronicle


WASHINGTON – Wind turbines, solar systems and nuclear plants that receive state subsidies promoting clean energy can be assessed a surcharge when bidding into the country’s largest power market, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled Thursday.

In a …

December 20, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Source: CNBC

Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren releases a $10.7 trillion plan to create 10.6 million green jobs

CNBC


Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released a $10.7 trillion plan Friday that would rebuild the economy using “100% clean energy” and create 10.6 million union jobs.

“To support the millions of skilled and experienced contractors we will need to plan …

December 20, 2019 - 3:00 pm
The Alamo 1 solar farm sits on 445 acres of private land on San Antonio's south side. It began operations in December 2013, was upgraded in 2019, and has a capacity of 39.2 MWac.

Major upgrade of Alamo 1 solar farm leads to increased performance

Major upgrade of Alamo 1 solar farm leads to increased performance

December 20, 2019 - 12:21 pm
EIA Product Highlight: Plant-level biodiesel production capacity

EIA Product Highlight: Plant-level biodiesel production capacity

EIA

 


More than half of the nation’s biodiesel production capacity is in the Midwest (PADD 2) region, led by states such as Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois.

EIA Product Highlight: Plant-level biodiesel production capacity -oilandgas360Earlier this year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first annual …

December 19, 2019 - 3:12 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

Biodiesel and wind tax credits extended, as Congress prepares to vote

Houston Chronicle


UPDATE:

Tax credits for biodiesel and wind energy were extended under a deal struck by Republicans and Democrats late Monday night, according to sources close to the discussions. With the House expected to vote on the spending plan

December 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm
AFRY signs Memorandum of Understanding on biomass project in Papua New Guinea to progress the development of renewable energy in the region

AFRY signs Memorandum of Understanding on biomass project in Papua New Guinea to progress the development of renewable energy in the region

AFRY signs Memorandum of Understanding on biomass project in Papua New Guinea to progress the development of renewable energy in the region

December 17, 2019 - 5:00 am
General Electric’s Paris-based unit GE Renewable Energy introduced the Haliade-X 12 MW in July. Standing nearly 850 feet tall, with three rotors each spanning more than 720 feet, a single Haliade-X can power up to 16,000 homes.
GE Renewable Energy

US has only one offshore wind energy farm, but a $70 billion market is on the way

CNBC


According to the Department of Energy, offshore wind has the potential to generate more than 2,000 GW of capacity per year, nearly double the nation’s current electricity use. Even if only 1% of that potential is captured, nearly 6.5

December 14, 2019 - 7:18 am
Source: Houston Chronicle

Baker Hughes to power all of its Texas facilities from renewables

Houston Chronicle


Houston oilfield service and technology company Baker Hughes has entered into a deal to power all of its facilities in Texas from renewable sources such as wind and solar.

In a Wednesday morning statement, Baker Hughes announced signing …

December 11, 2019 - 2:30 pm
U.S. onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts

U.S. onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts

EIA


Cumulative U.S. installed onshore wind capacity exceeded 100 gigawatts (GW) on a nameplate capacity basis as of the end of September 2019

U.S. onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts - oilandgas360

Cumulative U.S. installed onshore wind capacity exceeded 100 gigawatts (GW) on a nameplate capacity basis as of …

December 9, 2019 - 9:20 pm
Source: Reuters

BP increases stake in solar energy firm Lightsource BP

Reuters


LONDON – BP (BP.L) is increasing its stake in solar energy developer Lightsource BP to 50% from 43% and is aiming for rapid growth over the next few years, the two companies said on Thursday.

European oil …

December 5, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Mitsubishi Corporation: Dedicated Biomass Power Generation at Suzukawa Energy Center

Mitsubishi Corporation: Dedicated Biomass Power Generation at Suzukawa Energy Center

December 4, 2019 - 2:35 am
Amazon announces three new renewable energy projects in the US and Spain to support Amazon’s pledge to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030

Amazon announces three new renewable energy projects in the US and Spain to support Amazon’s pledge to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030

Business Wire


Amazon has launched over 70 renewable energy projects that are projected to deliver more than 5.3 million MWh of renewable energy annually.

Amazon Announces Three New Renewable Energy Projects in the US and Spain to Support Amazon’s Pledge to Reach 80% Renewable Energy by 2024 and 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 -oilandgas360

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced three new renewable energy projects in the US and Spain that …

December 3, 2019 - 9:11 pm
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. Announces Wind Construction Project Award in Nebraska

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. Announces Wind Construction Project Award in Nebraska

GLOBE NEWSWIRE


https://iea.net/Projects/Cameron-Wind-Farm

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (NASDAQ: IEA) a leading infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, today announced a wind energy project award in Nebraska.

The award is for construction of the Thunderhead Wind Project …

December 3, 2019 - 8:00 am
Source: Houston Chronicle

Renewables get a boost from lower cost batteries

Houston Chronicle


Lower costs and more capacity helped to drive growth in the renewable energy industry this year, according to a new study.

The lifetime cost of operating utility-scale solar facilities declined by 18 percent and on-shore wind dipped by …

November 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle/Jordan Blum

Texas needs better management of small power sources

Houston Chronicle


Electricity consumers in Texas could save nearly $5.5 billion over the next decade by using distributed energy resources such as solar energy, energy storage and electric vehicles to reduce the need for more expensive peak power generation and …

November 13, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Carbon capture and store technologies promise to clear CO2 from power plants from the air, but a data analysis suggests CCS may not reduce levels by useful amounts. Photo by Marak007/Pixabay

Carbon capture could be climate change solution, or a waste of time

UPI


Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy announced $110 million in federal funding for research and development of carbon capture and storage projects.

According to DOE, carbon capture and storage technologies, or CCS, are …

November 8, 2019 - 10:44 am
Source: Reuters

Shell to buy French floating wind farm specialist

Source: Reuters


LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell is buying French renewable power company EOLFI as part of its plans to ramp up the oil major’s electricity business.

EOLFI has largely focused on solar and wind projects, including offshore wind …

November 5, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

Renewables can’t get grid to net zero alone, MIT scientists say

Source: Houston Chronicle


WASHINGTON – Getting the power grid to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will be far less costly if nuclear power, along with wind and solar energy, can be expanded, according to scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of …

November 5, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Source: Calpine

Kincade fire knocks Calpine’s geothermal plants partially offline

Houston Chronicle


The raging Kincade fire in northern California has damaged and knocked some of Calpine’s The Geysers power plants offline.

Houston-based Calpine operates the world’s largest geothermal power complex in Sonoma and Lake counties in California. The fire originated …

October 25, 2019 - 3:30 pm
EPA refinery exemptions reduced renewable fuel blending requirements in 2018

EPA refinery exemptions reduced renewable fuel blending requirements in 2018

US Energy Information Administration


Renewable fuel standard small refinery exemptions and volume mandates

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Moderated Transaction System

On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had granted 31 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Small Refinery …

October 25, 2019 - 9:30 am
FILE PHOTO: General view of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm operated by Orsted off the coast of Blackpool, Britain September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

Reaping wind at sea could become $1 trillion industry: IEA

Reuters


Offshore wind could become a cornerstone of the world’s power supply as steep cost reductions and improved technology unleash the potential of the green energy source, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday.

Renewables replacing fossil fuel is …

October 25, 2019 - 8:59 am
Source: Houston Chronicle

BP building plastic recycling pilot plant in Illinois

Source: Houston Chronicle


The British energy major BP said Thursday it will build a new pilot plant for recycling plastics at its refining complex in Illinois.

The $25 million pilot plant, which is expected to be completed next year, would …

October 24, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods invest $500 million in Renewable Natural Gas

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods invest $500 million in Renewable Natural Gas

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods invest half billion dollars in Align Renewable Natural Gas(SM) (RNG) joint venture to become largest renewable natural gas supplier in U.S.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) and Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today the companies are doubling their …

October 23, 2019 - 11:48 am