NERC: Growing gas reliance demands new planning strategies

Dive Brief: The North American Electric Reliability Corp. yesterday issued a set of recommendations aimed at the United States’ growing dependence on natural gas, calling for new planning processes as intermittent generation rises and coal and nuclear plants retire. The report calls for more coordination between the electric and gas sectors, and says regulators need … Read more

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15,000 World Scientists Recommend 13 Steps To Avert A Global Climate Disaster

Agriculture Published on November 15th, 2017 by Steve Hanley 0 November 15th, 2017 by Steve Hanley  Yesterday, we reported on the apocalyptic letter signed by 15,000 scientists warning that humanity is doing everything possible to promote its own demise by destroying the ability of the earth to sustain life. Written in large part by William … Read more

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America First? Trump Energy Cuts Would Eliminate Billions of Dollars in Direct Savings to Consumers

In his inauguration speech, Trump promised that every decision “will be made to benefit American workers and American families.” In energy, the reality is very different. Since the president took office, the Trump administration has attempted to systematically dismantle nearly every energy program with direct benefits to American consumers, from efficiency standards to weatherization programs … Read more

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A world in transformation: IEA-World Energy Outlook 2017

The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to the World Energy Outlook 2017 of the International Energy Agency (IEA). A cleaner and more … Read more

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DP Energy contracts Vestas and Downer for 375MW hybrid renewables station in Australia

Once completed, the hybrid renewable energy power station is projected to produce 1,000 GWh annually. Image: Iamme Ubeyou / Flickr Ireland-based renewable energy company DP Energy has appointed both Vestas and Downer to develop the first stage of its Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, which will be Australia’s largest hybrid renewable power station upon completion. … Read more

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Indian solar asset sellers getting ‘desperate’

‘Sellers think they are sitting on a pot of gold and buyers think that they are not’. Credit: Fortum Many developers with solar assets in India are looking to sell their portfolios. Some of them have been in the market for a long time and are under pressure from their investors to find an exit, … Read more

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Kerala directs utility to provide ‘Indian first’ rooftop solar training

A 200MW solar park has also been downgraded to 50MW. Flickr: Ruffin Ready The Ministry of Power in the Indian state of Kerala has directed the state utility to provide training on grid-connected solar rooftop systems to its field-level employees, in what has been claimed to be a first in India. Over a three-month programme, … Read more

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