Tesla’s Battery in Australia Is Surpassing Expectations

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale Power Reserve was officially opened in South Australia. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres of media interest, both locally and abroad.

Google Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Google this week won the Zayed Future Energy Prize for Best Corporation. The award is a public endorsement of the giant corporation’s work in renewables and clean energy — the company has been carbon neutral since 2007.

How Big Will Brazil's Wind Power Market Get?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity. Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven.

New Commission to Tackle Energy Transformation Geopolitics

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.

Wind Developer Helps Cybersecurity Firm Raise $15 Million

Friday, 12 January 2018

Invenergy Future Fund, an investment fund linked to the largest closely held U.S. wind developer Invenergy LLC, provided funding for a cybersecurity technology provider, a sign of growing interest in protecting power plants from potential threats.  

Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps

Monday, 08 January 2018

When winter sets in, "polar vortex" becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It's enough to send shivers even before the first blast of bitter cold arrives. New research shows that some northern regions have been getting hit with these extreme cold spells more frequently over the past four decades, even as the planet as a whole has warmed.

Brazil Vows to End Amazonian Mega-Dam Construction; Moves Toward Wind and Solar Energy

Friday, 05 January 2018

After years of criticism, the government of Brazil announced in January that it will end the era of building big hydropower dams in the Amazon. In an article in the O Globo newspaper, Paulo Pedrosa, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said that the government has no prejudice against big hydro but that the costs and risks now outweigh the benefits. 

US Utility-Scale Solar, Wind Capacity Could Double by 2020

Friday, 05 January 2018

Proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar in the U.S. could total 116 GW by December 2020 — effectively doubling their current installed capacity of 115.5 GW, according to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Energy Infrastructure Update, with data through Nov. 30, 2017.

3 Decentralizing Trends: Empowering State Capitals, Consumers and the Capital Markets

Thursday, 04 January 2018

Even as uncertainties loom, the outlook for clean energy technologies and business models is bright. We can pin this optimism in the concrete: Three decentralizing trends are empowering state capitals, consumers, and the capital markets to lead the way on climate action — and, in turn, those trends are favorably transforming the opportunity landscape for clean energy technologies and business models.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com