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Why women need to consider a career in renewables

Why women need to consider a career in renewables

‘International Women’s Day reminds us to celebrate the women who have already made history, but it also encourages women to continue making history,’ says Sarah Lancaster of Rotos 360. International Women’s Day took place on Sunday 8 March and its impact will continue to be felt throughout the year. Designed to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of […]
Utility Invests in Biomass Co-generation

Utility Invests in Biomass Co-generation

Renewable energy doesn't have to be all or nothing. The technologies can be easily blended into traditional electric generation - particularly with the co-firing of biomass. The UK-based Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) is the latest to make a stout financial commitment in this direction.
Renewables Need to Overcome Eeyore Syndrome

Renewables Need to Overcome Eeyore Syndrome

Last week, my colleague Mike Casey and I attended the latest of the Earthshot Foundation’s Terranaut Almanacs Series. The panelists engaged in a really smart dialogue about continuing the growth of the new energy economy, hitting upon such mechanisms as master limited partnerships and solar real estate investment trusts (S-REITs), and the need for a “fit of rationality” from Congress […]
GT Equipment Technologies Sells Majority Stake

GT Equipment Technologies Sells Majority Stake

With growth in the solar industry at all-time highs, a New Hampshire-based company that manufactures the variety of hardware for the manufacturing of solar photovoltaic cells has sold a majority interest in the company.
New Online Tool from EPA’s LMOP

New Online Tool from EPA’s LMOP

Landfill owners and developers can now turn to a new resource to aid in development of landfill gas to energy (LFGE) projects, Methane to Markets International Landfill Database. Created by the EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), the Web-based database stores information on landfill location, physical characteristics, gas collection system characteristics, waste characteristics, and site operations.
The World’s Biggest Solar Power Tower Project Goes Live in California

The World’s Biggest Solar Power Tower Project Goes Live in California

In February 2014, the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, the largest of its kind in operation, went live in California’s Mojave Desert. The project sits along five square miles of federally owned land along the border between California and Nevada, just 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas. It boasts an astounding 173,500 heliostats, with two mirrors the size of garage […]
Active Power – A Solid Investment Opportunity And A Valuable Object Lesson For Investors

Active Power – A Solid Investment Opportunity And A Valuable Object Lesson For Investors

In December 2008 I went hunting for opportunities in the energy storage sector and selected six pure-play stocks that seemed seriously undervalued.
Solar Energy Battery Backup Under Attack in California?

Solar Energy Battery Backup Under Attack in California?

California is no stranger to rolling blackouts. When Charles and Elke Hewitt installed a solar electric system with batteries for emergency backup power on their home this April, they were shocked when Southern California Edison rejected their application for grid connection under their net metering program. And the Hewitt family was not alone. Soon all homeowners with solar electric systems with battery backup in California could be affected by Edison’s stance on backup power.
RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

As editors we delight in learning which of the stories that we wrote or commissioned were most popular with our readers. That’s why at the end of each calendar year, we pull reports that tell us which stories we posted got the most shares, the most views, the most comments, etc. We also look at which videos were watched the most. Often, we post articles that we know will be a big hit: like explanations of controversial solar legislation. But other times you surprise us, readers, by taking great interest in articles that we felt were solid but not necessarily ground-breaking.
In Illinois energy bill negotiations, equity is taking center stage

In Illinois energy bill negotiations, equity is taking center stage

All three major coalitions pushing for new clean energy legislation are touting social justice as a priority but vary on their approaches and accountability.  As the country continues to grapple with its historic and ongoing racial injustices, equity is seen as a driving factor in Illinois energy legislation being hammered out in often-contentious negotiations leading up to the state’s fall […]