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Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs

Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs

While retiring old units and replacing them with new and efficient units is rewarding both to the utility investors and the customers, it is coming at the expense of distributed solar.
Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage

Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage

The Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland has endorsed BE Power Pty Ltd to progress to the next stage of the tender process for the council’s 400-MW Big-T pumped storage project. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said he was pleased with how the tender process was progressing. He said the approval allowed the council to continue taking steps toward using its […]
The policies that could send the global rooftop solar market to 2,000 GW

The policies that could send the global rooftop solar market to 2,000 GW

The global rooftop solar market has the potential to exceed 2,000 GW of generation and 1,000 GWh of energy storage by 2050 through careful policy design, according to a new report.
US Park Service Seeks to Protect New Mexico Thermal Features Under Geothermal Steam Act

US Park Service Seeks to Protect New Mexico Thermal Features Under Geothermal Steam Act

The U.S. National Park Service has proposed protecting thermal features within New Mexico’s Valles Caldera National Preserve from possible adverse effects of geothermal power development near the preserve.
Wind Power in Toronto Gets Environmental Clearance

Wind Power in Toronto Gets Environmental Clearance

A 20 month environmental assessment by the government of Canada has determined that the adverse effects of up to three small wind turbines near downtown Toronto are "not likely significant."
Successful Tunnelling in Challenging Mountainous Conditions

Successful Tunnelling in Challenging Mountainous Conditions

By Trevor G. CarterDealing with adverse geology can be problematic, leading to significant tunneling delays if not adequately foreseen.
Renewables Groups Call for Changes in California Energy Plan

Renewables Groups Call for Changes in California Energy Plan

Several environmental groups in California are concerned that the proposal by Governor Gray Davis to increase electricity generating capacity will impact adversely on air quality standards by relaxing environmental regulations designed to protect human health and the environment.
Harnessing the Wind, Harnessing Adversity: Wisdom from William Kamkwamba

Harnessing the Wind, Harnessing Adversity: Wisdom from William Kamkwamba

The first time I watched William Kamkwamba’s entertaining and motivating TED talk from 2007, I found myself moved to tears. At the age of 14, Kamkwamba, an inventor from Malawi, built a wind turbine for his family’s farm based on plans from a book in the library.
Creating an Equitable Green Jobs Movement; Thrifting as Renewable Energy

Creating an Equitable Green Jobs Movement; Thrifting as Renewable Energy

We've heard a lot about the Green Collar Jobs movement. But as the movement grows, organizations like Green For All will be working to ensure it reaches low-income communities that have traditionally been more adversely affected by an economy based on waste and dirty energy.
TDI New England Receives Major Regulatory Approval for Clean Power Link

TDI New England Receives Major Regulatory Approval for Clean Power Link

TDI New England (TDI-NE) has received approval from Vermont regulators to move forward with construction of the New England Clean Power Link.