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21 Experts Debunk a Radical Claim about Renewable Energy

Energy experts are at war over a radical assertion that by mid-century the United States will be able to meet all its energy needs with wind, solar and hydro power.The claim was made in 2015 by four academic researchers, led by Mark Z. Show More Summary

Nuclear Can Be Friends With Renewables—If It’s Modular

As the wind gusts across the rural plains of Idaho rise and fall, a new type of nuclear plant could react in kind, generating more and less power in tandem with the wind farm. That’s the vision laid out in a new paper from nuclear startup...Show More Summary

Steps to the smart grid

Since 2010, the UK has invested an impressive £52 billion ($66 billion) in renewable energy, dramatically shifting the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. On a global scale, wind turbines, tidal power and solar panels are fast becoming the energy generation methods of choice in most developed countries.But making this transition is not as simple as […]

Tidal Powered: School in London Aims to Get Energy from the Thames

Why drill deep into the earth when the power we need to uphold modern civilization can be found in so many more accessible and sustainable places? In some areas of the world, entire cities are run on renewables like solar or wind energy. In recent years, lesser-known power sources have also shown immense potential for […]

Scotland Buys Into Kite Wind

Scottish bank invests in Kite’s novel technology for wind energy sector 23 June 2017 (Energy Business Review) “Kite Power Systems (KPS), a UK-based company developing a disruptive technology for the wind energy sector has secured a £2m...Show More Summary

Deal: Plasma Torch Lighters

Say goodbye to traditional lighters which blow out easily in the wind, and require butane fuel. These plasma torch lighters use a powerful electrical arc to light cigarettes, candles, and fires in a snap. A single charge gives you up to 300 uses, and they’re TSA-friendly too.

Mind the Storage Gap: How Much Flexibility Do We Need for a High-Renewables Grid?

Imagine for a moment that we have built enough wind and solar power plants to supply 100 percent of the electricity a region like California or Germany consumes in a year. Sure, the wind and sun aren’t always available, so this system would need flexible resources to fill in the gaps. Show More Summary

The Rump Flails Factlessly At Wind

Trump attacks wind power in state that gets nearly third of energy from wind Jacqueline Thomsen, June 21, 2017 (The Hill) “…[The President ignorantly blasted wind power during a rally in Iowa, which gets] nearly a third of its powerShow More Summary

EDF Renewable Energy Signs Wind & Solar PPAs To Supply 600 Megawatts

Energy company EDF Renewable Energy has this week reportedly signed two separate Power Purchase Agreements for solar and wind energy projects that together total 600 megawatts.  EDF Renewable Energy Signs Wind & Solar PPAs To SupplyShow More Summary

DNV GL, Goldwind in Wind Power Pact

Goldwind International and DNV GL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for optimizing offshore and onshore wind projects. DNV GL to be preferred independent third-party advisor for performance optimization of offshore and onshore wind projects.

ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Renewables Mandate To Beat The Peak

New Arizona proposal seeks to mandate renewable generation during peak demand hours; A fix to the renewables mandate floated by the state’s consumer advocate would require wind and solar to deliver power when electricity use is highest Herman K. Show More Summary

Scotland Set To Become Heart Of Offshore Wind Scientific Research

The northeast of Scotland is poised to become the global center for offshore wind scientific research, following the announcement this week from Swedish power company Vattenfall, which announced the successful projects that will take...Show More Summary

America’s hungriest wind and solar power users: big companies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.

Middle East & Africa Wind Capacity Set To Increase By 40 Gigawatts By 2026, Predicts MAKE

New wind power capacity in the Middle East and Africa region in 2016 amounted to 676 megawatts, but MAKE Consulting expects the region's capacity to skyrocket over the next decade, with an expected 40 gigawatts being installed between...Show More Summary

Stuttgart: A City Caught Between Two Worlds Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Stuttgart is a city that is plowing a path forward to an electrified future powered by renewable wind and solar energy. Its leaders envision citizens zooming around on electric bikes that can be loaded onto silent electric trains headed...Show More Summary

Three South American countries hold over half the world’s lithium

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LITHIUM is a coveted commodity. Lithium-ion batteries store energy that powers mobile phones, electric cars and electricity grids (when attached to wind turbines and photovoltaic cells). Demand is expected nearly to triple by 2025.

Wind, Solar Power Just Hit a US Milestone

Double digits: A new report from the US Energy Information Administration reveals a milestone for alternative energy sources. For the first time, the nation as a whole drew 10% of its electricity from wind and solar farms in a single month, reports Climate Central. It happened in March, with wind...

Can the U.S. Grid Work With 100% Renewables? There's a Scientific Fight Brewing

The world running on wind, sunlight and hydropower championed by Stanford's Mark Jacobson has captured the public imagination, but it faces a fierce attack from 21 climate and power grid experts.

Countries With the Most Wind and Solar Have 10 Times Fewer Outages Than America

In the weeks after Energy Secretary Rick Perry kicked off a 60-day study examining the impact of wind and solar on fossil baseload power plants -- hinting that he might use DOE authority to halt state renewable energy targets -- an army...Show More Summary

$12 Million Says Ocean Power Can Compete In The Big Leagues With Wind, Solar

Trump or no Trump, the US Department of Energy is forging ahead with another $12 million in funding for "game-changing" ocean power projects $12 Million Says Ocean Power Can Compete In The Big Leagues With Wind, Solar was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

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