Scottish students drive energy transition at Shell’s Eco-marathon

Scottish students drive energy transition at Shell’s Eco-marathon

Aberdeen University team leader Alessandro Rigola said his team had drawn on Shell’s experience in fuel cells to help prepare his group’s hydrogen-powered vehicle for the technical inspection all entrants must go through before they hit the track.

Tennessee Valley Authority Plans for Up to 14GW of Solar by 2038

Tennessee Valley Authority Plans for Up to 14GW of Solar by 2038

In simple terms, it indicates that TVA, like utilities across the country, is preparing for the shift from fossil fuels and toward carbon-free energy as a primary generation resource, while taking steps to manage the resulting grid reliability and resiliency challenges, Colin Smith, senior solar analyst with Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, said in a Tuesday interview.

L.A. Looks to Break Price Records With Massive Solar-Battery Project

L.A. Looks to Break Price Records With Massive Solar-Battery Project

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to approve a utility-scale solar-battery project that could shatter U.S. records to date, in terms of both storage capacity and low price.

Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future

Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future

Puerto Rico Harnesses The Power Of The Sun For A Renewable Energy Future. Rivera says that especially after the hurricane, people realized they couldn't depend on Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority. As part of it, he says, PREPA will greatly boost the amount of power generated by renewable energy.

Chile powers through solar eclipse, as Australia prepares for 2028

Chile powers through solar eclipse, as Australia prepares for 2028

Chile recently pledged to completely phase out the use of coal for electricity generation , including the imminent closure of eight of the country’s largest coal generators, cutting the market share of coal generation in half by 2024.But these plans were put to the test when Chile and Argentina were briefly plunged into darkness late on Tuesday afternoon as both countries experienced a total solar eclipse.

European Commission: Kosovo* continues to rely on lignite, some progress seen on renewables

European Commission: Kosovo* continues to rely on lignite, some progress seen on renewables

In the coming year, Kosovo* should: prepare for the decommissioning of the Kosovo A power plant and the environmental upgrade of Kosovo B; make the Energy Efficiency Fund fully operational and increase energy efficiency incentives for the private sector and households; focus on renewable energy, including by introducing market-based support schemes and addressing investments barriers; adopt a plan that includes the gradual adjustment of energy tariffs reflecting expected increases in costs and mitigation measures for vulnerable consumers.

It’s time to kick this mob out, and end this climate crap

It’s time to kick this mob out, and end this climate crap

Rightly or wrongly, Australian voters in 2013 elected a conservative Government that had run on a promise of repealing the carbon price and was preparing to take a wrecking ball to the Australian renewable energy sector.

US Solar Industry Braces for ITC Phasedown While Making Case For Another Extension

US Solar Industry Braces for ITC Phasedown While Making Case For Another Extension

The U.S. solar industry is beginning meticulous preparations for dealing with the phase out of the federal investment tax credit (ITC). In a later interview, Werner said SunPower “absolutely” supports extending the credit, despite many in the industry having assumed the previous extension would be the last.

POLL: Broad support for a range of policies—including carbon pricing—to help reduce emissions and fight climate change

POLL: Broad support for a range of policies—including carbon pricing—to help reduce emissions and fight climate change

As Canada’s political parties prepare their election platforms, the latest Clean Energy Canada / Abacus Data nationwide poll explored opinions about what should be included in a plan to combat climate change.

Bulgaria to launch EUR 33 million renewables, energy efficiency, energy security program

Bulgaria to launch EUR 33 million renewables, energy efficiency, energy security program

Bulgaria is preparing to launch its Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Program, with an estimated EUR 33 million budget to finance street lighting, geothermal and hydropower utilization, energy efficiency in buildings, and other projects, the Ministry of Energy has said on its website.

Sunrun Puts Up Strong Deployment and Sales Growth as it Prepares for ITC Phasedown

Sunrun Puts Up Strong Deployment and Sales Growth as it Prepares for ITC Phasedown

Sunrun didn't chalk up a fourth consecutive deployment record in Q1, but the largest U.S. residential solar company showed strong growth on a number of key metrics compared to last year.

EPCG’s new investment cycle focuses on portfolio diversification, hydropower projects

EPCG’s new investment cycle focuses on portfolio diversification, hydropower projects

A Belgrade consortium comprising engineering firm Energoprojekt Hidroinženjering and water management institute Jaroslav Černi has been selected to produce a conceptual design for hydropower plant (HPP) Komarnica , and has already prepared an environmentally acceptable technical solution, which paves the way for the construction of the power plant following decades of research, Igor Noveljić, CEO of Montenegro’s state power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG), says in an interview with Balkan Green Energy News.

Hawaii’s prepares sunset for fossil fuels and aims for 100% renewables

Hawaii’s prepares sunset for fossil fuels and aims for 100% renewables

[1]Richard Rocheleau, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, IPS Connect 2018 exists in Kauai which has some of the highest rainfall areas in the world.

India just got hit by its biggest cyclone in 20 years

India just got hit by its biggest cyclone in 20 years

An enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in eastern India Friday near the coastal city of Puri, impacting an area that’s home to tens of millions of people. In preparation for Cyclone Fani, more than a million people were evacuated in coastal areas in the Indian state Odisha, where the storm hit.

Labor pledges funding for renewable jobs, support for Tasmania Battery of the Nation

Labor pledges funding for renewable jobs, support for Tasmania Battery of the Nation

The party would also invest $30 million to upgrade TAFEs and train locals for the 70,000 jobs it claims its renewable energy policies will help generate.“We want to prepare for the workforce of the future,” said Shorten during a campaign stop at a factory in Braddon in north-west Tasmania – one of the three Australian Renewable energy Zones ALP has so far declared.

Beto O’Rourke now has the most robust climate proposal of any 2020 presidential candidate

Beto O’Rourke now has the most robust climate proposal of any 2020 presidential candidate

That includes 1) executive action, 2) mobilizing $5 trillion over 10 years to invest in a clean energy transition, 3) guaranteeing net-zero emissions by 2050, and 4) preparing vulnerable communities for the impacts of climate change.

Net metering to be introduced in Serbia - untapped solar power just needs political decision

Net metering to be introduced in Serbia - untapped solar power just needs political decision

The Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy intends to prepare the required regulatory framework for the introduction of net metering, which will enable a greater use of solar energy in households and an increase in the number of prosumers, representatives of the ministry said during the presentation of the study on the introduction of net metering for electricity consumers in Serbia, prepared by the USAID.

Turkey preparing to join global leaders in energy storage

Turkey preparing to join global leaders in energy storage

An autonomous storage facility may carry out electrical activities within the scope of ancillary services and mass electricity markets, provided that it has an installed power capacity of at least 15 MW.

Hawaii aims for more cheap solar and battery storage to replace coal and gas

Hawaii aims for more cheap solar and battery storage to replace coal and gas

Hawaiian Electric is preparing for the end of fossil fuels on the islands by beginning the second phase of its ambitious renewable energy resource procurement plan, seeking almost 300GWh of annual renewable solar power and 1,378MWh of energy storage capacity.

Ministry publishes Green Book for preparation of Croatia’s Energy Development Strategy

Ministry publishes Green Book for preparation of Croatia’s Energy Development Strategy

Also, the document Analysis and Foundations for the Preparation of the Energy Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia – Answers to the Comments to the Green Book Draft was published on October 30, 2018.

Bad news. Closing coal-fired power stations costs jobs. We need to prepare

Bad news. Closing coal-fired power stations costs jobs. We need to prepare

In a new paper in the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, we use detailed Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) data to quantify the extent to which local unemployment rates have increased following the closures of twelve coal-fired power stations across Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Puerto Rico Legislature Approves 100 Percent Renewable Energy Target

Puerto Rico Legislature Approves 100 Percent Renewable Energy Target

The law also requires that the island’s utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), must purchase renewable energy credits from solar installations to meet the RPS and nixes any taxes on solar production, solar panels or storage systems.

NSW goes to the polls as major parties go quiet on climate, renewables

NSW goes to the polls as major parties go quiet on climate, renewables

As New South Wales prepares to vote in what promises to be a state election on Saturday that is too close to call, voters could be excused for wondering exactly what the major parties stand for the issues that they appear to care most about – climate and energy.

New Microgrid Initiative Launches in Puerto Rico Amid Energy Policy Uncertainty

New Microgrid Initiative Launches in Puerto Rico Amid Energy Policy Uncertainty

But other processes have also been delayed, like the integrated resource plan (IRP) for the island’s utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). In the longer term, Castro-Sitiriche and his students are working with communities on three possible revamps to the energy system: individual systems, nano-grids that encompass five to 10 houses, and larger microgrids.

Hyundai Kona sales face limits and delays, as video reveals nearly all

Hyundai Kona sales face limits and delays, as video reveals nearly all

The Hyundai Kona Electric will officially be added to Australia’s growing electric car fleet in coming weeks, following a month of preparation by the South Korean carmaker as it readies to release it’s second electric vehicle in Australia.

Telstra flags plans to underwrite 300MW of new solar, wind

Telstra flags plans to underwrite 300MW of new solar, wind

Telstra is reportedly preparing to issue a request for tenders to develop 300MW of new solar and/or wind power in the New South Wales market, to boost its renewables portfolio and cut its exposure to volatile grid prices.

Maui Now : Health Department: State on Target to Reach Renewable Energy Goal

Maui Now : Health Department: State on Target to Reach Renewable Energy Goal

The report, which was prepared by the ICF International and the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, indicates that the state is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to equal or below 1990 levels, a goal the state legislature 12 years ago.

Tesla gives first glimpse of Model Y ahead of March 14 launch

Tesla gives first glimpse of Model Y ahead of March 14 launch

And in preparation for the launch event for the electric SUV, Tesla has now made it official: adding the Model Y to the main menu of its website and an accompanying page inviting visitors to register to view the Livestream event on March 14, 2019 (US time).

WA prepares plan to shift from coal to renewables, and distributed energy

WA prepares plan to shift from coal to renewables, and distributed energy

Johnston said the roadmap would focus on the integration of DER, including onsite generation (mostly rooftop solar), battery storage and energy management systems and, in future other technologies like electric vehicles.

AGL gets ready for duck curve and high renewables with new gas plant

AGL gets ready for duck curve and high renewables with new gas plant

AGL is advancing preparations for a rapidly increasing share of wind and solar in South Australia, and the deepening of the so-called “duck curve” in grid demand with the installation of fast-start gas generators at Barkers Inlet near Adelaide.