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Renewable Power Purchase Agreements More Expensive in 2021, Says LevelTen Energy Report

LevelTen cited “regulatory uncertainty” and “a global supply chain squeeze” as two causes of the price increase. Last quarter, human rights abuses were reported in...

DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Participants Cut Billions in Energy Costs

A DOE program helped cut billions of dollars in energy costs and started new pilots to find even more energy efficient ideas.

Biden Administration Outlines More Climate Goals

The Biden Administration outlined a plan to help protect US businesses, communities and supply changes from ongoing climate risks.

EVRAZ to Use New Solar Facility to Power Nearly All of Its Energy Needs at Its Pueblo, Colorado Steel Plant

EVRAZ already recycles scrap metal to produce new steel products, including some of the greenest rail in the world. Its latest effort marks another step in its sustainability efforts and is expected to abate more than...

Piñon Midstream Sour Gas, Carbon Capture Facility Nears Capacity

Piñon Midstream's sour gas and carbon capture facility is at capacity and the company is growing to provide more services to midstream operators.
 

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N.C. Agency Recommends Raising Rates to Subsidize Conservation

Believing that raising rates will cut energy use, North Carolina’s consumer advocacy agency on utility rate cases has recommended that the state study raising electricity rates to create a fund that would promote efficiency and conservation and possibly pay customers rebates for insulating their homes and taking other energy-saving measures. ... Read more »

E85 Drives Poorer Fuel Economy

Consumer Reports has concluded that E85 ethanol will cost consumers more money than gasoline and that there are concerns about whether the government’s support of flexible fuel vehicles can really help the U.S. achieve energy independence. CR’s testing found that: E85 provides fewer miles per gallon, costs more, and is ... Read more »

Westinghouse Lands Chemistry Monitoring System Contract for Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant

Westinghouse Electric Company  has been awarded a contract to provide Primary Side Chemistry Monitoring Systems for Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Units 5 and 6 in Bulgaria. Westinghouse will provide an on-line chemistry analysis system to replace manual sample collection and laboratory analysis of 16 primary chemistry parameters. The chemistry system ... Read more »

Dow Unveils New Solar Material, Could Ease Silicon Shortages

Dow Corning has produced a solar-grade silicon derived from metallurgical silicon that the company said exhibits good solar cell performance characteristics when blended with traditional polysilicon feedstock. In a press release, Dow said the new silicon feedstock material, Dow Corning PV 1101 SoG Silicon, is the first commercially available feedstock ... Read more »

Honeywell Enters Alliance with China’s FibrLINK

Honeywell has entered into a five-year strategic alliance with power industry network and services provider FibrLINK Communications to help China’s power plants improve their energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Honeywell will provide its portfolio of energy solutions used to optimize efficiency of utility plants, according to the press release. To ... Read more »

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Northern Power Wins BTC Pipeline Power System Contract

Northern Power, a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems, has landed a $1.8 million follow-on contract by the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company for a stand-alone power system at an emergency drain-down facility along the BTC export oil pipeline in Kodiana, Georgia. The project is the third between Northern Power and BTC, and ... Read more »

GE, NGC to Jointly Develop Wind Turbine Gearbox

GE Energy and China’s Nanjing High Speed & Accurate Gear Company announced that they’ve signed an agreement to jointly develop gearboxes for GE’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbines.  The agreement makes NGC one of GE’s leading component suppliers in the wind energy business.  The gearbox is a critical component of the GE ... Read more »

TXU Plans to Increase Nuclear Power

TXU plans to file applications with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2008 for construction and operating licenses for two to six GW of new nuclear-fueled power generation capacity at one to three sites. The company announced that it wants to bring the new capacity on line between 2015 and ... Read more »

REpower Erects Biggest Off-Shore Turbine

For the first time, a REpower type 5M wind turbine has been set up on the open sea. In the Scottish North Sea, in the Moray Firth, the first of a total of two turbines for the Beatrice Demonstrator Wind Farm has just been set up on a lattice-like jacket ... Read more »

Serco Builds Consortium, Targets BNG

Support services group Serco Group PLC is forming a consortium to bid for nuclear waste clean-up firm British Nuclear Group, Forbes reports. Partners may include Bechtel to bid for BNG against a team led by Bechtel’s U.S. rival Fluor . Last month, Texas-based Fluor said it had offered to buy ... Read more »

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Hydro Green Energy Gets Thumbs Up from SATOP

According to a study by the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program, which is funded by NASA, Hydro Green Energy’s  kinetic hydro power technology is materially superior to other technologies, to the extent that it can generate 300 percent higher power output than a standard horizontal axial impact turbine of the ... Read more »

AES Breaks Ground on Buffalo Gap 2

AES has begun construction of a 233 MW wind project near Abilene, Texas, and has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Texas retail electric provider Direct Energy. The AES project, Buffalo Gap 2, is an expansion of the company’s 121 MW Buffalo Gap wind farm which began operations near ... Read more »

Cilion Lands $160 Million Venture Funding

Cilion, which wants to build eight corn-based ethanol plants by 2008, has landed $160 million in funding, one of the biggest clean tech VC investments ever. Cilion plans the first three plants for California, The Mercury News reports. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and the grain-processing company Western Milling invested $40 ... Read more »

Invenergy Given Go-Ahead for West Virginia Wind Farm

Invenergy has received approval to build 124 wind turbines in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, although a lawsuit to block the project is likely. The $300 million, 186-megawatt Beech Ridge Energy Wind Farm would be one of the largest wind-turbine projects east of the Mississippi River. Beech Ridge, a subsidiary of ... Read more »

Ersol Inks $128 Million PowerLight Deal

ErSol Solar Energy AG has closed its first U.S. deal, signing a five-year contract to deliver solar cells to California’s PowerLight Corporation. The total volume of the new contract amounts to approximately $128.4 million. Earlier this week, ErSol signed a major polysilicon contract with Wacker Chemie AG. ErSol says that ... Read more »

Expedia Lines Up Behind TerraPass

Expedia and TerraPass have partnered in a program to offer Flight TerraPasses to travelers when they buy plane tickets. This is the first program of its size and scope in the travel industry. Expedia will offer TerraPass to every U.S. traveler who buys a plane ticket through their web site. ... Read more »

Pa. Doubles Green-Energy Use to 20%

Pennsylvania’s state government will double the amount of electricity it consumes from renewable energy sources to 20 percent. “It makes Pennsylvania by far and away the largest state in terms of purchasing megawatts from green electricity,” said Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell, according to the Philadelphia Inquierer. “It will also make us ... Read more »

Sharp: Solar Costs Down 50% by 2010

The president of solar cell manufacturer Sharp Corp., predicts that the cost of generating solar power will drop 50 percent by 2010. Most industry experts say that the cost of producing solar power, currently about $0.50 per kilowatt hour, will fall by about five percent per year. “By 2020 we ... Read more »

California’s Landmark Greenhouse Gas Bill

The California Legislature agreed on a bill that puts strict limits on the emission of greenhouse gases by 25 percent by 2020. California is the 12th largest carbon emitter in the world . The measure, AB 32, is expected to win passage from California’s  Senate and the Assembly. The bill ... Read more »

Huaneng Plans $31 Billion to Double Generation

China’s biggest electricity producer, state-owned Huaneng Group, will spend up to $31.25 billion by 2010 to more than double its generation capacity. Most will go to coal power stations, but new hydro and wind plants will also be built. The investment will add a combined capacity of 50 GW, China ... Read more »

Chevron to Open Energy Tech Centers in Aberdeen, Perth

Chevron Corporation is opening energy technology centers in Aberdeen, Scotland, and Perth, Australia. The new Chevron centers are expected to open in early 2007. Approximately 100 techies will be employed at each site. The facilities will complement existing major technology centers operated in California and Texas – those centers provide ... Read more »

ErSol Solar, Wacker Chemie Sign Major Silicon Supply Contract

ErSol Solar Energy AG has signed a polysilicon contract with Wacker Chemie AG, the world’s second-largest provider of polysilicon for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industry. The contract begins in 2009 and will give ErSol an additional production output of approximately 100 MWp over six years. “Our success in securing this ... Read more »

Hoku to Build Solar Plant in Idaho

Hoku Scientific has selected Idaho as the location for its solar module and polysilicon production facilities. Earlier this year, Hoku Scientific announced its plans to enter the solar and polysilicon businesses by manufacturing up to 30 megawatts of solar modules and up to 1,500 metric tons of polysilicon per year. ... Read more »

VRB Power Sells 12MWH Storage System to Sorne Hill

VRB Power Systems is selling a 1.5 MW x 8 hour (12 MWH) VRB energy storage system to Tapbury Management, which oversees Sorne Hill Windfarm. The total contract value for VRB Power is approximately $6.3 million. Donegal, Ireland’s Sorne Hill is a recently commissioned 32MW windfarm. The new storage system ... Read more »

Michigan Funds 1,000 E85 Pumps

Michigan is setting aside $250,000 in federal funds for service station owners to offer alternative fuels with the goal of  1,000 pumps being installed or converted by 2008. That would increase the number of Michigan pumps now offering E85 by 20 percent. Service station owners will have to pay at ... Read more »

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