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TenneT Unable to Complete German Offshore Transmission Project Under Current Regulations, Requests Extension
Maybe transmission operator TenneT should have thought twice about acquiring the northern German high-voltage grid from E.ON and accepting responsibility to build underwater links to offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The Dutch-German company has taken on a huge project that it now says it can't manage as planned.
The emergence of a U.S. offshore wind sector presents a great opportunity for would-be project developers looking to exploit 4,000 GW of generation potential off the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico. If and when the sector can overcome regulatory, financial and political hurdles, early project lease winners on the East Coast will soon be joined by countless others in building North America’s first offshore wind farms.
Written by Housley Carr, a guest blogger for Energy Efficiency Markets So much of what’s discussed in offices these days – and forever really – focuses on this: What’s best for the company? How do we increase profits? That’s totally understandable, given that a primary responsibility of any for-profit enterprise is to benefit its owners and investors. Still, as individuals, […]
The EU did more than just about anyone else at the recent UN climate summit in Doha to make progress on an array of issues that could slow global warming. But this praise is consciously faint. The meager steps forward in Qatar — like the formulation of a successor treaty to Kyoto — won’t keep global temperatures from rising less […]
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has formed an Outlet Works Technology Standing Committee to study seepage along outlet works conduits.
President-Elect Trump has repeatedly claimed that climate change is a “hoax,” and has appointed notorious climate denier Myron Ebell to run the transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A coalition of consumer, energy, and environmental organizations criticized the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for what they see as weak home furnace and boiler energy efficiency standards that have been announced. The new standards that were announced represent a small increase from the original levels set by Congress 20 years ago, and 99 percent of natural gas furnaces currently sold already meet the new minimum efficiency level.
The co-lead agencies for the Columbia River System have identified the Preferred Alternative of the Final EIS as the Selected Alternative in its Record of Decision (ROD), meaning the four previously contested Lower Snake River Dams – Ice Harbor, Little Goose, Lower Granite and Lower Monumental – will continue to operate and produce electricity. The Columbia River System Operations Environmental […]
When I worked at the New York Attorney General's Office, we sued coal-fired power plants because their air pollution was making people sick. But in some towns, I saw that the reliance on coal really had people in a bind. The coal plant was making them sick, but it was also a major tax generator for the town. If the plant closed, the town might have to lay off teachers and cops, in addition to losing the plant jobs.
Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly.
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