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Building on hydro’s strengths to integrate solar, microgrid into a portfolio

Southern Company has taken a unique approach to integrating its work with solar farms and microgrids into its existing generating portfolio and plant personnel, and hydro general manager Herbie Johnson shared it with POWERGEN International attendees Tuesday. During...

#POWERGEN19 International puts a spotlight on hydrogen in the power industry

On Tuesday during POWERGEN International, representatives from Clarion Energy, Ansaldo, NEL Hydrogen and MAN Energy Solutions discussed the future role of hydrogen in the power industry at a session sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency. The future...
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Germany could face power shortages if onshore wind grows too slow

By Brian Parkin and William Wilkes, Bloomberg Germany’s onshore wind crisis, which is already cutting into company profits and costing jobs, may also begin to weaken defenses against blackouts. That’s the conclusion of analysts who see electricity...
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New policy could slow solar and wind power development in Mexico

By Justin Villamil, Bloomberg Mexico’s president is upending a system to encourage renewable-power development, dealing another blow to efforts to attract private investment to the nation’s energy sector. The government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is changing...

World Energy Outlook ’19 paints bleak picture for global energy future

The World Energy Outlook 2019, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) flagship publication, has identified deep disparities in today’s energy world. The report delves into the dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and...

End of the Residential FIT in Japan. Post FIT RECs go to RE100...

Prior to launching a nationwide Feed-in tariff (FIT) program in 2019, Japan implemented various solar incentive schemes, including a Surplus PV generation Purchase program from residential solar photovoltaic (PV) owners. The Japanese government launched this...
Enedis CEO Philippe Monloubou speaks at European Utility Week / POWERGEN Europe.

Top 5 takeaways from POWERGEN Europe

In a strange twist of events, POWERGEN Europe (PGE) took place in Paris the week just prior to POWERGEN International. Normally, the events would be separated by at least a month but this year...

Can solar power prevent wildfires?

It’s no secret that most reports on climate change are filled with dire warnings for our future. The consensus is that the earth is getting progressively warmer, and our energy-consumption habits have had a...

Momentum for green hydrogen picking up in Europe

By William Wilkes, Vanessa Dezem and Anna Shiryaevskaya, Bloomberg  It’s the most nettlesome problem in the quest to ditch fossil fuels: how can you get thousand-degree heat used in factory furnaces without pumping billions of tons...

A-Z: From Archie to Zydeco at #POWERGEN19

New Orleans is the most European of U.S. cities, a low-lying port founded by the French, run by the Spanish for a time and long one of America’s most popular destinations for tourists. It’s the...