Clean Power Investing

  • The Kingdom has confirmed its commitment to allocate over $109 billion of investment to develop a strong renewable energy sector by 2032, according to energy industry sources.
  • Atlanta this week will host one of just four national public hearings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "clean power" plan to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions nationwide. The outcome will interest anyone in Georgia who flips a light switch and pays an electric bill.
  • In support of the Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, this funding aims to help U.S. manufacturers improve their turbine designs and manufacturing processes to reduce hardware costs, improve efficiency and eventually earn certification from accredited third-party certification bodies..
  • During his visit to Mumbai, PM Narendra Modi interacted with BARC scientists and insisted on there being no alternative to nuclear power.
  • The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced the launch of new grassroots campaigns in Arizona and New Mexico to increase clean electricity from local utilities.
  • Almost everybody has a cooler. But do you have one that has a blender, an air conditioner, electronic device charger, LED lights or a USB port?
  • Consumers Energy, which provides natural gas and electricity, has selected four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters.
  • Against the backdrop of the epileptic power supply bedeviling the country, a ray of hope may be in the offing as Germany is willing to provide the technical know-how to Nigeria on renewable energy.
  • The operation is the largest ever carried out by the German development bank in Brazil. The agreement was signed by the president of the BNDES, Mr. Luciano Coutinho, and Mr. Norbert Kloppenburg, a member of KfW's advisory board.
  • Dominion North Carolina Power's Kitty Hawk regional office soon will become the first company facility to generate its own on-site renewable energy to meet some of its electrical needs.
  • The recent push to modernize the electric grid has increased communication between utilities and consumers, enhanced reliability and created more opportunities for green energy producers.
  • Jun 23, 2014 | Mark Cerasuolo
    The economic and environmental benefits of solar and other clean energy sources are well documented and represent added value for the developed world, where sustainability is considered a lifestyle goal. But in the developing world, sustainability is more often a means to improve quality of life, especially for those living and working in remote areas where grid-delivered electricity is limited, if not completely inaccessible, and conditions of electrical poverty impede social and economic progress.
  • May 30, 2014 | Bryan Leyland
    The technologies described in this series generate electricity when their resource is available not when it is needed. In any power system, the generation must match the demand on a second by second basis. So, to go large-scale, renewable energy needs to find a technology that will store energy efficiently and at a low cost.
  • May 23, 2014 | Bryan Leyland
    The potential energy in waves is enormous, so it is not surprising that there have been many attempts to use them to generate electricity. But while the potential is there, harnessing it is neither easy nor cheap. It is extremely difficult to design something that will survive a storm and, at the same time, generate electricity efficiently and economically during average wave conditions.
  • May 16, 2014 | Bryan Leyland
    The current worldwide installed solar capacity is about 40,000 MW of photovoltaic power and about 1,170 MW of concentrated solar power.
  • May 09, 2014 | Bryan Leyland
    Wind power has been around for thousands of years. More than 300 years ago large areas of Holland and the Fens in the UK were drained using wind driven pumps. Because they were expensive to build and operate and the wind often did not blow when it was needed, they were replaced by low pressure steam driven pumping engines that, by today's standards, were inefficient and extremely expensive.
  • May 02, 2014 | Bryan Leyland
    The enthusiasm for new renewable energy technologies started off with the oil scare of the 1980s and restarted with the advent of the belief that man-made carbon dioxide was causing dangerous global warming. Worldwide hundreds of billions of dollars are now being spent on subsidizing wind and solar power and promoting marine power technologies based on waves, tidal currents and tidal barrages.
  • Jim Rogers Industry Farewell

    Jim Rogers
    Jan 26, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    The energy sector faces profound change, according to Jim Rogers, who has stepped down as chairman of Duke Energy. This is the second of a two-part series outlining his views of what is next in the industry. For the full exchange, please read the current issue of EnergyBiz magazine.

  • Jan 14, 2014 | Davis Swan
    In this situation demand rose throughout the week as a strong high pressure system spread across the state bringing with it colder temperatures while at the same time shorter days required more lighting. One of the more troublesome realities of meteorology is that large, stable high pressure systems are often responsible for peak electrical demand in both winter and summer because they are associated with clear skies and temperature extremes.
  • Bridging the Gap