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Solar on the steppe: Ukraine embraces renewables revolution

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Former Soviet nation bids for independence from Russian fossil fuels.

TODAY’S STUDY: What Utilities Are Planning For Solar

Planning for a Distributed Disruption: Innovative Practices for Incorporating Distributed Solar into Utility Planning Andrew Mills, Galen Barbose, et al, August 2016 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Abstract The rapid growth of distributed solar photovoltaics (DPV) has critical implications for U.S. Show More Summary

ASEAN Region Must Rapidly Accelerate Renewable Deployment, Says IRENA

Energy Ministers from across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met earlier this month to discuss the need to rapidly accelerate the deployment of renewable energy capacity across their countries to meet their 2020 renewable energy target — a task which the International Renewable Energy Agency believes is still within reach. Show More Summary

Bombing campaign leaves Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed as U.N. meets over Syria

At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that meeting the U.N.'s top envoy to Syria accused...

Despite Low Oil Prices, Small Island Nations Are Still Attractive Markets for Renewables

Renewables like wind and solar are largely not linked to oil prices. But there are markets where the success of renewables is more closely tied to oil: islands. Or, more specifically, small island developing states, which make up 20Show More Summary

Island nations' leading role in renewable energy

Island communities are innovative and can make the most of scarce resources while having a global impact.

‘Moment of Truth’ in Syria as John Kerry Urges Renewal of Cease-Fire

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The United States Secretary of State told the United Nations Security Council that continuing with the agreed cease-fire was the only way forward.

Look To ASEAN For Promising Renewable Energy Markets

Originally published on Apricum. By Nikolai Dobrott The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN is a political and economic organization of ten Southeast Asian countries. Formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, membership has since expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Show More Summary

Poll finds Hillary Clinton up 5 points nationally after Donald Trump renews birther controversy

Hillary Clinton bounced back in Tuesday's NBC/Survey Monkey weekly tracking poll, jumping out to a 5-point lead over Donald Trump. The poll, which was conducted from last Monday to Sunday, was the first national four-way poll to at least...Show More Summary

U.N. suspends aid after convoy attack as Syria ceasefire collapses

GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations suspended all aid shipments into Syria on Tuesday after a deadly attack on a convoy carrying humanitarian supplies, as a week-old U.S.-Russian sponsored ceasefire collapsed in renewed violence.

Jet Fuel Can't Melt Gum Trees

Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel. Dr Carsten Kulheim from The Australian National University says renewable fuels that could power commercial aeroplanes were limited and expensive — but a solution could be growing all around us. More »      

S. Sudan fighting 'sends refugee numbers past one million mark'

Renewed fierce fighting has pushed more than 185,000 people to flee South Sudan since July, sending the number of refugees from the impoverished nation past one million, the UN said Friday. "The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering...Show More Summary

Atheist Group Puts Added Pressure on College Football Teams to Get Rid of Chaplains

The nation's largest secularist organization is renewing its effort to pressure some of the nation's most popular college football teams to get rid of their chaplains, arguing that coaches violate students' First Amendment rights by instituting chaplaincy programs.

Baltasar Kormakur’s ‘Trapped’ Renewed For Season 2 After Record-Breaking First Run

Trapped, the crime drama created by Everest helmer and Icelandic multihyphenate Baltasar Kormakur, has been given a second season order by Iceland’s national broadcaster RUV. The news comes as a busy Kormakur is fresh off the Toronto premiere of his feature thriller The Oath, and as he preps his first comedy TV series, The Mayor. Show More Summary

Why Businesses Should Partner With the Public Sector to Advance Carbon Goals

Businesses can work with state officials to drive support for renewable energy policies that not only lower emissions but also save money, according to a new report by Ceres and the National Association of State Energy Officials.

NIH renews UC Davis Knockout Mouse Project

(University of California - Davis) UC Davis has been awarded $29,290,259 from the National Institutes of Health under the next five-year phase of the Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP). UC Davis is the lead organization in a consortium involving...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Getting The Most New Energy On The Nation’s Wires

Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study Aaron Bloom, Aaron Townsend, et al, August 30, 2016 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Purpose: Aid in Planning for a Cleaner Energy Future The U.S. Department of Energy commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to answer a question: What conditions might system operators face if the Eastern

Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy: Central American Nation Hasn’t Used Any Fossil Fuel In More Than Two Months

Costa Rica has been operating completely on renewable energy for more than two months. A latest report shows that the Central American nation didn’t use any fossil fuel for 150 days in 2016. More than half of the 150 days were the 76 straight days between June and September. Show More Summary

NREL releases updated baseline of cost and performance data for electricity generation technologies

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2016 Annual Technology Baseline. In addition to updated data for utility-scale renewable and conventional energy technologies, this year's version includes cost and performance data for residential and commercial rooftop photovoltaics (PV) systems. read more

NREL discovery creates future opportunity in quantum computing

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material. read more

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