The Department of Defense Wants to Double Down on Renewables

Barack Obama takes a tour of solar power facilities at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. When you think of cutting-edge military technology, you probably picture vehicles, weapons, communications—perhaps even killer robots. But the Department of Defense would like renewable energy to be part of that list. Recommended for You How a Human-Machine Mind-Meld … Read more

Indian Wind Prices Reach Record Low In 1 Gigawatt Auction

Clean Power Published on March 1st, 2017 by Saurabh Mahapatra 0 March 1st, 2017 by Saurabh Mahapatra  Originally published on Cleantechies. Four developers have secured rights to develop a cumulative of 1,000 megawatts in the first-ever wind energy auction held in India. According to media reports, the four project developers were allocated 250 megawatts capacity each … Read more

The EPA Is Bracing for Big Change

Yesterday, Donald Trump sketched out his first federal budget and, while short on specifics, he did say that his plan involved a $54 billion increase in military spending to improve national security. That money will, of course, have to be re-routed from other federal initiatives, and the EPA will, the White House has suggested, take … Read more

Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines

The Shepherds Flat Wind Farm is an 845 MW wind farm in the U.S. state of Oregon. Credit: Steve Wilson / Wikipedia. The sight of propeller-like rotating blades positioned high up the pole of a tall horizontal-axis wind turbine (HAWT) may be familiar to many. Often grouped in wind farms, HAWTs provide significant amounts of energy … Read more

Victoria’s Solar Feed- In Tariff Bonanza

Installing solar panels is about to become even more attractive in the Australian state of Victoria – and existing solar owners also have cause for celebration. Victoria’s Essential Services Commission (ESC) has set a minimum feed-in tariff rate of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour for surplus electricity exported to the mains grid – more than … Read more

California regulators recommend approval of 1,040 MW gas plant from AES

Dive Brief: Two members of the five-member California Energy Commission have recommended approval of AES Corp.’s 1,040 MW gas-fired power plant in Long Beach. A final vote on the project could come in mid-April. Commission members Karen Douglas and Janea Scott verified that the project, Alamitos Energy Center, meets the state’s environmental, legal and safety … Read more

U.S. electric generating capacity increase in 2016 was largest net change since 2011

February 27, 2017 More than 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012. These additions more than offset the retirement of roughly 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net capacity gain of nearly 15 GW, the largest change … Read more