Recently released heat maps from Sustainable Energy for All identify countries and regions where improvements would increase the share of renewables in the global energy mix to 36 percent of total final energy consumption by 2030.
Support for workers seeking to transition from jobs in the fossil-fuel industry to the clean energy sector could be coming in the form of new federal legislation.
Supporters of geothermal electricity generation development around the world are pushing for more sharing of knowledge and lessons learned as the key to building out the significant untapped geothermal resources in regions like Central America.
The Department of Energy last week released its long-awaited grid-reliability study, after months of work at the agency to respond to Secretary Perry’s directive calling for the report. The tone and content of Perry’s April 14th memo suggested to many that the study would inevitably produce a set of findings that coal-fired power plants could take to the bank as proof that they need help from the federal government to stay in operation.
Vancouver, B.C.-based Dajin Resources Corp. last week signed a memorandum of understanding with Reno, Nev.-based Geothermal Development Associates to share geothermal data to support their separate operational goals in Nevada.
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Now that the US Department of Energy staff has released its report to Secretary Perry on Electricity Markets and Reliability, Renewable Energy World has received many comments from industry that seem to generally favor the results
In April, newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry called for a study of the U.S. electricity grid. He wanted the study to reveal why so many coal plants were retiring and whether or not energy policies (renewable folks, think the ITC, PTC, RPS) were distorting the market and making the grid unstable.
As most in the energy industry knew, the answer is incredibly nuanced. The 187-page report, released today, details the many reasons impacting the retirement of coal plants – the fact that they are old, in need of upgrades, costlier to run than natural gas plants, and not running at full capacity – are just some of them.
Calpine Corp. on Friday said that a consortium of investors will buy the geothermal and natural gas electricity supplier for $5.6 billion. Energy Capital Partners along with a consortium of investors led by Access Industries and Canada Pension Plan Inv…
The first phase has been completed in the selection process for partners in PPC Renewable’s geothermal development work in Greece.
Some 80 days into Emmanuel Macron’s new job, Europe’s biggest renewable energy companies are still waiting for the French president to make good on campaign pledges to boost green power.
Quorum has been restored to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, following the unanimous confirmation of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson by the U.S. Senate.
One university in Illinois says now-defunct, coal-era smokestacks on its campus are coming down. Representatives of Ball State University said that the university decided to dismantle two smokestacks now that coal-fired boilers are no longer neces…
Japan’s first new geothermal power plant in 15 years will open next month, heralding the start of a new chapter for the nation’s nuclear-hit energy industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory yesterday said it will lead a $9 million project to remove technical barriers to commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for electricity generation.
I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.
Validation comes in many different ways. Presently, New York State, NYSERDA, and now Dandelion are working toward implementation of geothermal heating and cooling. Ontarians are embarking on a similar path. Geothermal is needed infrastructure, just like the electric grid or city water mains. This has to happen, and now, it’s underway.
Wind and solar power don’t pose a significant threat to the reliability of the U.S. power grid, U.S. Department of Energy staff members said in a draft report, contradicting statements by their leader Rick Perry.
How many times do you hear about the future of energy, the next generation of power applications or the future utility business model? Like me, you’re probably getting a little tired of it.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would be able to set policy and direction for “several significant issues that will impact renewables, including on interconnection, frequency response and wholesale market rules,” according to Ruta Skučas, a partner at Pierce Atwood.