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Bloomberg News Editors - July 30, 2014

France Spurs Efficiency, Renewables with $13.4 Billion Energy Plan

France’s planned energy law will mobilize about €10 billion (US $13.4 billion) in investment through tax credits and low-interest loans to spur efficiency and renewable power, Environment...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 24, 2014

UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction

The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur...

Kenneth Bossong - July 21, 2014

Renewables Provide 56 Percent of New US Electrical Generating Capacity in First Half of 2014

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower...

Barry Cassell - July 21, 2014

H2O Pursues 440-MW Colorado Pumped Storage Hydro Project without FERC Permit

H2O Holdings LLC on July 18 told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it doesn’t agree with FERC’s rejection of a third preliminary permit for a 440-MW pumped storage hydro...

Meg Cichon - July 16, 2014

US Should Learn from Germany’s Renewable Energy…Mistakes?

While Germany is often lauded for its Energiewende, a new report released by Zurich-based Finadvice for the Edison Electric Institute explains the consequences of its transition, which...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 16, 2014

Tidal Lagoons May Add $46 Billion to U.K. Economy, Report Shows

Installing tidal lagoon power plants at a half-dozen sites across the country may add as much as 27 billion pounds ($46 billion) to the U.K. economy over a 12-year span starting as...

Linas Jegelevicius - July 11, 2014

Russia’s State-supported Renewable Auction Heavily Favored Solar

Russia’s second renewable energy project auction held in June has distributed state subsidies for the years of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Subsidies were offerred for up to 496 MW of...

Michael Harris - July 08, 2014

Crown Estate Awards Seabed Rights for Ocean Energy Development

The United Kingdom's Crown Estate has awarded seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, and five new wave and tidal current sites.

US Government Has Big Bucks To Help Jumpstart Renewable Energy Innovation

In an effort to seek out and give financial help to innovative technologies that reduce energy use and encourage the uptake of renewable energy, the U.S. government last week announced...

James Glave - July 03, 2014

Power in the Pipe: Inside a British Columbia Run-of-River Hydro Plant

Last month, Innergex Renewable Energy invited the Clean Energy Canada team to tour its Ashlu Creek Hydro Project — a run-of-river renewable-energy plant about 35 kilometres northeast...

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