Brink: The Curaçao Solar Market Needs Fuel to Endure - Mon, 09 Dec 2013
This is a story of an island solar policy that has pushed the distributed solar generation to brunk, or past the brink. Curaçao on paper shares a lot with neighboring islands: similar population size, prevalence of sunshine, expensive power, progressive interconnection practices and an island state. Only miles of the Caribbean Sea separate islands
U.S. Eases Wind Power Bird-Death Rule - Mon, 09 Dec 2013
The U.S. Interior Department loosened restrictions designed to reduce the threat from wind farms that annually kill dozens of federally protected eagles.
EU Uncertainty Threatens Biofuel Output Target, Agra CEAS Says - Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Regulatory uncertainty in the European Union means production of biofuels in the bloc may miss targets as investors are reluctant to take up new projects, Agra CEAS Consulting Ltd. said in a report today.
Dubai To Add 50 MW of Solar before World Expo 2020, Access Says - Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Dubai, the second-largest sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates, will spend about $100 million to add 50 megawatts of solar-power capacity by the time it hosts the World Expo 2020 exhibition, consultant Access Advisory said.
Fact Check: IER Finds it Hard to Kick Habit of Attacking Wind Power - Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Like a chain smoker, the fossil fuel-funded Institute for Energy Research (IER) seems addicted to spreading misinformation about wind power.
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Oregon Researchers Shed New Light on Solar Water-splitting Process - Wed, 04 Dec 2013
With the help of a new method called "dual-electrode photoelectrochemistry," University of Oregon scientists in the U.S. have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices.
Renewable Energy Regulation: Follow the Leader - Mon, 02 Dec 2013
The success of the renewable energy market is partly illustrated by the rapidly increasing number of small renewable energy systems connecting directly to the distribution grid. For this changing market to continue to thrive, we must ensure that these systems can access the grid in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. And this means acknow
THAT'S HOT - Online Advertising - Mon, 25 Nov 2013
I've blogged on this subject before and, you guessed it, online advertising continues to grow more rapidly that ever before! It's time to learn more and get on the online advertising bandwagon today. I hope you find this helpful. – Peter ------- Don't you just love online advertising? I know I do — it is easily trackable. You, renewable energy, s
Top Five Cool Renewable Energy Projects - Fri, 22 Nov 2013
Gadgets, libations, installations and even a documentary are proving that renewable energy entrepreneurs are working hard to make our lives better in every way possible. As chief editor of RenewableEnergyWorld.com, I read and hear about a ton of developments in the renewable energy industry. I would guess that our newsroom receives in the neighbor
Pumped Storage in the Spotlight - Fri, 22 Nov 2013
I have always found pumped-storage hydropower to be a fascinating technology. According to Wikipedia, the first use of pumped storage was in the 1890s in Italy and Switzerland. And the first pumped-storage plant built in the U.S. was in 1930 by the Connecticut Electric and Power Company, using a reservoir near New Milford, Ct., and pumping water fr