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A newly released Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report has found that when the share of electricity generated from wind and solar reaches 40-50 percent, wholesale power prices will decrease by US $5-$16/MWh.The LBNL study also has implications for demand and supply-side investment decisions, electric vehicle infrastructure planning, and the...
Construction has begun on a 4-MW solar PV project that New Jersey-based EPC firm Conti Solar says will be the largest landfill solar project in Ohio. Conti Solar said that the project, which will be the first of its kind in the state and will cover 17 acres of previously unproductive...
The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the changes. Here are the top innovations for the week of May 23rd. Original...
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is extending the comment period for information and nominations for offshore wind energy development in an area of shallow water between Long Island and the New Jersey coast called the New York Bight. BOEM issued the call for information and nominations in April...
Fulcrum BioEnergy has developed a “game-changing process for converting municipal solid waste that would otherwise be landfilled, into renewable transportation fuels including syncrude, jet fuel and diesel”. The company recently broke ground on its first commercial project in Nevada, and more about that here. Fulcrum’s innovative business model combines large volume MSW feedstock agreements with a demonstrated thermochemical process to...
The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basements and onto rooftops. “You can have these things go on fire,...
It’s baseball season and the waiver wire and easy outs are the talk of ESPN and other sports outlets. But they’re part of the Washington dialogue this month, waivers and easy outs, since reports surfaced in media that the US Environmental Protection Agency granted a Renewable Fuel Standard hardship waiver for CVR Energy’s Wynnewood, Oklahoma oil refinery. One of many...
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include the impact of section 201 tariffs on module supply and prices. Will they go up? We’ll...
Published: 21 May 2018, 12:22 By: Once the new roll-out is complete, more than 3MW of solar capacity will have been installed on Premier Inn sites. Image: Whitbread/Anesco. Premier Inn owner Whitbread is to nearly double its solar capacity, installing rooftop PV on a further 70 of its hotels. Whitbread has turned to Anesco to complete the installs which, the...
The world doesn’t like its essential commodities being controlled by a small group of producers. When Arab members of Opec resolved to cut their oil exports in response to U.S. involvement in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, the situation was rightly deemed a global crisis. Less than a year after BHP Billiton Ltd. announced...

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