New York Readies Environmental Impact Statement for Offshore Wind Plan

Friday, 23 February 2018

New York is preparing an environmental baseline that it will use to support the state’s offshore wind plans. The New York Department of Public Service approved the release of a draft generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) for public comment, according to a webcast of a Feb. 22 commission meeting.

Are There New Tariff Shocks Coming Soon for Solar?

Friday, 23 February 2018

As the solar industry works to adjust to solar tariffs set by the Trump Administration in January on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells, the industry must now consider other possible new tariffs that could affect solar’s supply side.

3@3 on Solar PV: Unintended Consequences That Could Destroy Solar (And Already Are)

Friday, 23 February 2018

Today’s topics include why Indian villagers would take hammers to a large-scale solar array; what happens when developers cut corners in order to install solar at the lowest price possible and what are the unintended consequences of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 which is currently being considered as a reason to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the United States.  

24 UK Solar Plants Fetch $267 Million in Asset Sale

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Canadian Solar Inc. today said that it has sold a 142-MWp solar portfolio in the U.K. to London-based asset manager Greencoat Capital LLP in an asset sale worth about US$267.7 million.

PG&E Meets California's 2020 Renewable Energy Goals

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, and now delivers nearly 80 percent of its electricity from greenhouse-gas free resources.

Europe Can Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030, IRENA Says

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The European Union can boost the share of renewables to 34 percent of its energy mix by 2030, triggering hundreds of billions euros in investment and accelerating reduction of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Alberta Leads the Pack With Cheap Wind Power; More to Come

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

When the winning bids for Alberta’s renewable power auction were announced in December, jaws dropped. The winning projects were approved at a record-breaking low price of C3.7 cents per kilowatt hour — the lowest price for electricity anywhere in Canada.

How to Make Corporate Sustainability a Priority

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The attitude towards corporate sustainability is shifting. What once started as “greenwashing” annual reports, is increasingly framing and shaping operating models, business processes, and even core products — sometimes driving the enterprise to new markets with unexplored opportunities.

Australian Renewable Giant Snowy Hydro Mulls Raising A$2 Billion

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Snowy Hydro Ltd., Australia’s largest hydropower producer, is considering raising as much as A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) by the end of 2018 for a project expansion, which will boost its 4,100 megawatt capacity by as much as 50 percent.

The Future of Power-to-Gas Couldn’t Be Brighter

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The objective of PtG technology is to enable the balance of supply and demand for power in electricity networks with renewable energy. Importantly, as the use of renewable energy continues to grow there will be an ever-increasing need to support ramping and smoothing of renewables and to enable storage of the over-production via transfer of PtG on an as-needed basis.

Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid for Solar-plus-Storage

Monday, 19 February 2018

Classrooms at the SU Matrullas school in Orocovis are now entirely powered by solar panels and battery storage systems supplied by Sonnen GmbH and local developer Pura Energia. 

Nissan Sees 2025 As Turning Point for Electric Cars

Monday, 19 February 2018

“We think that 2025 will be the turning point where the cost of an EV [electric vehicle] car, the same EV and internal combustion engine, will be the same,” he told the Financial Times. “That will be a turning point for the customer.” Nissan, through its global alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi, is the world’s largest electric car producer, selling more than 500,000 since launching the first battery Leaf car in 2010.