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ORIGINAL REPORTING: Will California's 100% renewables goal get through the political process?

39 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : NewEnergyNews

Will California's 100% renewables goal survive the political process? With current clean energy goals in sight, liberal lawmakers are pushing the state to ratchet up its ambitions. But utility companies could prove a powerful roadblock. Herman K. Show More Summary

Elon Musk built the world’s biggest battery–in just two months

Elon Musk kept his promise: The SolarCity chairman successfully built the world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia–ahead of schedule. In July, Tesla and French renewable energy company Neoen were awarded the contract to help the country deal with its energy problems following a 2016 statewide blackout. Show More Summary

National Ambition Vital For Australia’s Renewable Energy Industry, Turnbull Government Failing

New research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance has confirmed the obvious need for national political ambition for a growing and robust renewable energy industry, but the current Turnbull Government is threatening Australia's booming clean energy deployment. 

One Country Has Generated All of Its Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources for 300 Days This Year

There’s been a lot of talk about the world moving toward renewable energy — wind, solar, hydropower, and plenty more — but for the most part, progress has been slow. Generating and storing renewable energy is often expensive compared...Show More Summary

It’s All About Power — The Connection Between Sustainability & Renewables

Researchers in Stockholm and London have examined the Sustainability Development Goals established by the United Nations and determined that access to electrical power from renewable energy will be vital to achieving most of them.

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Powers Up in the UK

18 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The Dudgeon offshore wind farm has started delivering electricity to the UK power grid, providing renewable energy to around 410,000 homes. Statoil and its partners Masdar and Statkraft officially opened the Dudgeon wind farm on Wednesday in Great Yarmouth, England. Show More Summary

China Aims To Plug Renewable Energy Losses By 2020

China may be the largest renewable energy generator in the world, but it still has to sort issues related to integration of wind and solar power in the existing transmission grid.

Olympus Capital To Inject $70 Million Into Morgan Stanley-Backed Wind Company

Continuum Wind Energy entered the long list of Indian or India-based renewable energy companies looking to sell stakes to access fresh capital.

Renewables, coal and culture war

In the final week of the Queensland election campaign, I’ve been busy trying to do what I can to influence the result. I’ve put out a couple of opinion pieces about the choice between coal and renewable energy. This one, in The Guardian, focuses on the central role of the culture war in motivating rightwing […]

Navigant Research Identifies 1,700 Energy Storage Projects

The growth of energy storage from a complementary but ultimately unnecessary addition to renewable energy projects to a valuable standalone commodity has rocked the energy world and even entrenched fossil fuel-dependent countries like Australia, and new figures from Navigant Research identify over 1,700 energy storage projects around the world. 

Australia Could Go 100% Renewable By 2030

New research from the Alternative Technology Association has showed that Australia could transition to a fully renewable energy electricity grid by 2030, which would be cheaper and less risky than building new coal-fired power stations. 

World Bank To Provide $100 Million To Help India Develop Large-Scale Solar Parks

The World Bank will provide the Government of India with $100 million to help the country develop large-scale solar parks in an effort to help India increase its power generation capacity through renewable energy sources. 

California To Meet 2030 Renewable Energy Targets By 2020

A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission has concluded that the state's major utilities have already met or will all soon exceed the state's 2020 renewable energy target of 33%, and will likely meet the 2030 target of 50% by 2020. 

North Carolina’s Solar Market Gripped by Growing Pains, as Gigawatts of Projects Are Planned

Over the years, driven by the requirements of its renewable energy portfolio standard and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, North Carolina has risen to become the country's second-largest solar market. The state now has more than 3,500 megawatts of solar installed and more than 7,000 solar jobs. Show More Summary

Atlanta Falcons Claim ‘Most Sustainable Sports Venue in the World’

The Atlanta Falcons football team is playing in a stadium that uses 47% less water than the baseline standard, is lit by LED lights that use 60% less energy than standard lights, and generates its own renewable energy through 4,000 solar...Show More Summary

How Organic Valley is Growing the U.S. Market for Renewable Energy

iStock/grandriver Organic Valley announced in late October that it would be transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy by 2019 – an announcement that is significant not only for the dairy co-op but also for trends in growing renewable energy nationwide. Show More Summary

Amid Murky Energy Outlook, Some Reasons To Be Thankful [Infographic]

Despite the unclear future, we share a few things we’re thankful for this year. These policy plays prove it’s possible -- at the local level -- to overcome obstacles to renewable energy generation, local ownership, and widespread access to both.

Solar and wind cross game-changing price point, crushing coal and nuclear

In one of the fastest and most astonishing turnarounds in the history of energy, building and running new renewable energy is now cheaper than just running existing coal and nuclear plants in many areas. A widely-used yearly benchmarking study — the Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE) from the financial firm Lazard Ltd. — reached […]

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