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Solar and wind energy provide almost 10 percent of total generation in the US...

According to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of the latest issue of EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" (with data through August 31, 2019), both wind and solar are accounting for more and more of the total electrical generation...

U.S. Department of Energy awards $28 million in funding for offshore wind research

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $28 million in funding for research and development of new offshore wind energy technologies. A total of 13 projects will each receive a share...
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US wind developers are losing the online battle against NIMBY groups

IPPs have “ceded the digital ground” to Nimbys, and communities are increasingly making decisions on wind farms on Facebook, writes Mike Casey First published on Recharge News An analysis earlier this year validates those concerns. We...

Latest ranking of global solar developers shows growing utility involvement in the sector

Utility companies are strengthening their hold on the large-scale solar business according to the latest ranking published by Wiki-Solar. Five of the top 9 project developers – and nine of the top-12 plant owners – are mainstream...
Inland Empire Energy Center in Romoland CA. Facing North, Units 1 and 2 visible.

Grid inertia: why it matters in a renewable world

General Electric will demolish the 750 MW Inland Empire Energy Center (IEEC) in California that has 20 years remaining in its useful life. With solar and wind dominating the grid, the plant has been deemed uneconomical after...

Orbital Marine Power teams with SKF for power train supply on 2-MW tidal turbine

Orbital Marine Power has signed a strategic contract with SKF for the supply of the fully integrated power trains on its upcoming O2 2-MW floating tidal turbine, which will enter operation at the European Marine Energy Centre...

Watch footage of Benban, the largest solar project in the world

Project financier EBRD announced that the largest solar project in the world, Benban, is now operational. The project extends over 37 square km (almost 15 square miles) in the Egyptian desert and has a capacity of 1.5...
Tyler Bluff Wind Farm. (Photo: Business Wire)

Wind energy and biomass help P&G reach 2020 sustainability goal ahead of schedule

On Thursday, P&G said that it is now purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. and Canada, and extended it to Western Europe. These three markets are among the company’s largest, it said, and represent over 70%...

Amazon backs renewables projects on path to 100% clean power

James Thornhill, Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc will invest in three new wind and solar projects as it moves toward a goal of meeting 80% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2024, and 100% by...
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How hydropower fared in Brazil’s latest power tender

Brazil recently held an A-6 auction, to source electricity from new projects, with supply due to begin by 2025. This resulted in 91 projects being awarded, with a total capacity of 2,979 MW, with...