Bioenergy

Fast growing economies have generally also struggled with the corresponding issue of growth in related municipal solid waste (“MSW”) and Kazakhstan has been no exception.  More than 120 million tons of municipal solid waste has been accumulated at 3.5 thousand landfills and more than 4 million tons are generated annually in Kazakhstan. In the light...
Solar

Cleantech challenges and opportunities and continued support for green startups Delft, The Netherlands, 6 May 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc among entrepreneurs and international business, early stage start-ups and the cleantech sector may be hit especially hard. With climate change as real as ever, the world needs to look at ways to...
Solar

A new program at UMass Amherst has been awarded two grants totaling $6.3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to ensure that the transformation of the electric grid is sustainable and benefits all members of society equitably. UMass Amherst has research experts in energy technology and climate science, as well as scholars in equity...
Hydrogen

Last week, South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) unveiled seven hydrogen fuel cell systems that will be used as the primary power source for a field hospital in Pretoria, South Africa as part of the government’s response to COVID-19. The project is a public-private partnership between the DSI, the Department of Public Works...
Solar

Last week, developer ALLETE Clean Energy announced a $50,000 grant in partnership with GE Renewable Energy and Wanzek to the Mill Creek School District in Mill Creek, Oklahoma. ALLETE Inc owns ALLETE Clean Energy along with Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power of Wisconsin. The Mill Creek school district will use most of...
Wind Power

The first half of 2020 was an eventful time, needless to say. China’s wind and solar power mix have witnessed steep installation drop and skyrocketed investment figures in the first half this year, amid ongoing challenges of the coronavirus outbreak and mounting tension between China and the US. The statistics of the country’s renewable power...
Solar

I’m continually surprised at the strength and length of the stock market recovery in the face of a worsening pandemic in the US. The stock market may not be the economy, but it’s not totally divorced from the economy either.  Perhaps the Senate’s unwillingness to even talk about another aid package and the subsequent failure...
Hydrogen

The global coalition pushing for a power generation transition to zero carbon hydrogen has added a list of big corporate names to its membership. The Hydrogen Council announced 11 new members, including Microsoft, Baker Hughes, Umiore, CMA GGM and Clariant, among others. The CEO-led organization now has more than 90 members from just 13 founding...
Hydropower

BC Hydro confirms that a worker at its 1,100-MW Site C hydro project work camp in Fort St. John, British Columbia, tested positive for COVID-19. The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13, and BC Hydro says this person immediately self-isolated after receiving their test results from Alberta Health Services on July 15. Northern Health...
Solar

History should teach us not to underestimate the creativity of the US corporate office or its financial markets, nor should we underestimate the resilience of the renewable energy industry. For example, US tax equity investments in wind power projects plunged more than 80% after the 2008 recession, and the next year Google announced the country’s...