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India Plans 100 MW Solar Power Capacity To Cover Canals

Initiatives taken by the state of Gujarat in the renewable energy sector are increasingly getting absorbed in the national renewable energy policy of India. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines to set up 100 MW solar power capacity (PDF) over and along the canals in the country. Show More Summary

South Africa Fights Blackouts with Concentrating Solar Power

Having tripled its national renewable energy targets, South Africa has awarded a contract to build a 100-MW concentrating solar power-molten salts energy storage facility. Spain's Abengoa is leading the project development group, which has secured $1 billion of financing from a consortium of multilateral and South African banks.

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT NATIONAL HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM?

What happened to that national high voltage transmission system?; Clean Line, others still pioneering lines for remote renewables Herman K. Trabish | September 2, 2014 (Utility Dive) Once-bold calls for national high-capacity transmission to harvest abundant but remote U.S. Show More Summary

NFU Disagrees with RFS Report Recommendations

The National Farmers Union (NFU) represented agriculture on a Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) advisory group that helped develop a new report on “Options for Reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard.” “It was very important that agriculture...Show More Summary

New Solar Cell Can Handle The Force Of 1,000 Suns

A new solar cell from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is designed for a concentration of 1,000 suns and can reach 45.7 percent efficiency New Solar Cell Can Handle The Force Of 1,000 Suns was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

GE Partners with National Grid on Underground Microgrid Project

GE Global Research and GE Energy Consulting, along with National Grid, the Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University recently announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York. Show More Summary

Congress Renewed Pentagon Program To Cheat Small Businesses Into 28th Year

President Obama will sign the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) any day now and renew a Pentagon program that has cheated American small businesses out of hundreds of billons if not trillions of dollars in subcontracts for more than a quarter of a century. The 25-year-old Pentagon Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program (Test Program) [...]

Renewable Energy Growth Opportunities In Latin America & Caribbean

The renewable energy focus has slowly been shifting away from traditional national powerhouses in Europe and North America towards developing nations, primarily across the Southern Hemisphere. A new report published by the Worldwatch...Show More Summary

SEC's Favorite Rivalry Renewed in Nick Saban vs. Urban Meyer Semifinal

When Chris Davis went 109 yards to end last season's Iron Bowl, the rivalry between Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and Alabama head coach Nick Saban jumped into national consciousness as one of the best new coaching rivalries in the SEC. Long before that, though, it was Saban vs. Show More Summary

Now’s The Time To Buy Into Community Solar Prices, At All-Time Low

If you’re considering buying into a community solar project/facility in the future, then you may want to hurry up and do so, based on a recent report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. Show More Summary

Penn State Asks Sandusky to Renew Season Tickets

"Dear Gerald A: Congratulations on being identified as one of the elite college football fans in the nation. You have worked diligently to separate yourself by exhibiting unrivaled tenacity, character, and loyalty." Not a bad way to start your appeal to a season-ticket holder if you're trying to get him...

Despite beheadings, Americans are still overwhelmingly against paying ransoms to terrorists

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After the killing of three U.S. citizens by the militant group Islamic State this year, there has been a renewed debate in the United States about the logic of not paying ransoms to terrorists — although many other nations do pay up covertly. Read full article >>

Challenges ahead: Managing spillovers

The events of the last five years have been a forceful reminder of the interconnections among nations. There has been renewed debate on the optimal way to combine fiscal, monetary, and financial policies to deal with international spillovers, and on the scope for coordination of such policies. Show More Summary

If only the Sunshine state's rulings on solar and energy efficiency could be chalked up to ignorance

Twenty-nine states across the nation have mandatory renewables portfolio standards in place. These require that a certain percentage of electricity consumed in the state be generated by renewables—solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, tidal, hydropower—by a certain date. Show More Summary

National Lab Teams Up With SolarCity To Maximize Solar Power On Electrical Grids

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with Hawaiian Electric Cos. Show More Summary

Can China Get 40% of Its Electricity From Renewables by 2040?

China could quadruple its share of modern renewable energy by 2030 with the right policies in place, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the China National Renewable Energy Center. read more

Climate Tagger Tool Launched

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership has joined forces with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Technology Mechanism, to launch a climate data tool. Show More Summary

Renewable Energy: “Development as Freedom” in Haiti and Beyond

Rapid development of distributed renewable energy resources offers much more than a means of addressing climate change, particularly in impoverished nations. It can be a keystone in enhancing individual liberty and freedom and the establishment of open, inclusive market economies and democratic forms of government.

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil refiners to blend renewable fuels into the nation's gasoline supply. Show More Summary

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