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Report: Triple investment in clean energy to reach $1.2 trillion

05/21/2015

A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming.

Hawaii lawmakers mandate 100 percent renewable energy by 2045

05/07/2015

Hawaii lawmakers voted 74-2 this week to pass the nation's first state-wide requirement for 100 percent renewable energy generation.  

UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics

05/07/2015

Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions failed, the U.N. climate chief said Thursday.

DOE awards geothermal research grants in NV, UT, CA, ID, OR

04/28/2015

The U.S. Energy Department awarded grants Monday to scientists in Nevada and four other western states to develop research for a national lab aimed at tapping hard-to-get-to geothermal energy they say someday could provide enough power to supply 100 million homes.

Lots of Potential, Still No Geothermal

04/15/2015

With the international geothermal energy industry experiencing near record growth in 2014, it is curious that not a single megawatt of geothermal power is being produced in Canada.

NY announces $160M in clean energy funding

04/07/2015

New York state is investing $160 million in efforts to build and expand renewable energy projects around the state.

RWE, E.On losing money on fossil-fueled power plants

03/20/2015

German utilities RWE and E.On released their 2014 Annual Earnings Statements, finding that the companies’ are not making a profit on its fossil-fueled power plants.

Obama orders 40% cut in government's greenhouse gases

03/19/2015

President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

Massachusetts AG Healey backs renewable energy efforts

03/13/2015

State Attorney General Maura Healey says she wants to expand the state's use of solar power and other renewable energy sources.

US, California modify area for renewable energy plants

03/11/2015

The state and federal governments will move forward on less than half the California desert land initially designated for renewable energy plants, officials said Tuesday, leaving millions of acres in limbo as local governments decide how they want to handle large-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects.

Senate OKs bill giving utilities option on renewable energy

03/10/2015

A bill that would give large electric utilities an alternative way to comply with a state law requiring more energy from renewable sources passed the Washington Senate on Monday night after a protracted fight over whether climate change is real and if humans contribute to it.

MHPS to deliver supercritical-pressure coal-fired boilers to Tanda Power Plant

03/05/2015

L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Ltd., a joint venture between Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS) and Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), will supply two 660-MW large-scale supercritical-pressure boilers for Tanda Power Plant's Units 1 and 2.

Employment in power sector declines, except for renewable generators

02/04/2015

According to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as published on the website of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (eia), the electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 to June 2014, despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro jobs in the renewable energy sector.

Geothermal power plant's second phase begins commercial operations

02/04/2015

Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) started commercial operations at the second phase of a geothermal energy plant in Nevada.

Toshiba America Energy Systems names new president, CEO

01/21/2015

Toshiba has announced that Ali Azad will serve as the first president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation (TAES).

W.Va. GOP kicks off work by focusing on energy act repeal

01/16/2015

West Virginia's Republican-led Legislature took first steps Thursday to repeal the state's renewable-energy standards, which power companies say won't cost more to meet, but coal interests have started to bemoan.

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

12/09/2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

When It Comes to Large-Scale Renewable Progress, Preparation Is Key

12/09/2014

The Renewable Energy World, North America conference sessions began Tuesday afternoon, and the Large Scale Renewables Track emphasized lessons learned from which every technology can benefit.

Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

12/01/2014

About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution.

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut

10/30/2014

The utilities say they can't accommodate the flood of newcomers to the green energy business, throwing in doubt the future of Japan's up-to-now aggressive strategy on renewable energy. Another challenge is that supplies of power from sources such as solar are not reliable enough or easily stored.