Wind Energy Market Booming

Wind Power Ninja

A recent report by Transparency Market Research, titled ”Global Wind Energy & Wind Turbine Market (2011 – 2016),” shows that there’s been a Compound Average Growth Rate of 25% over the last 5 years in the wind power industry. The wind turbine market is projected to reach $93.1

Gulf Nations Among Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

Green Prophet

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its neighbor the United Arab Emirates have been included in the Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices, which evaluates the renewable energy markets of 40 countries across the globe. With large scale wind and solar projects already underway, both Gulf nations are adamant to diversify their energy mix with a sizable portion of renewables.

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Power to the people: a revolution in Britain’s energy market

Green (Living) Review

Councils and social housing landlords unite to challenge dominance of Big Six suppliers The energy market is poised for a revolution as councils and social housing landlords across the UK prepare to take on the Big Six providers by supplying their own electricity. Initially, the new suppliers will look to sell electricity generated by other power companies but in the longer term many plan to produce their own energy, through renewable sources such as wind and solar.

Meet Morocco’s Renewable Energy Market at EneR in November

Green Prophet

Meet billions of dollars in human capital and renewable energy finance at the EneR event in November. As the first Arab country to make a serious government commitment to renewables for the masses – 35 percent by 2040 - it has kept true to its promise of an impressive 8 billion Euro commitment in renewable energies and energy efficiency within the next 8 years, in 2020. Energy alternative energy Casablanca Germany green investment Morocco renewable energy Solar Energ

Energy Markets Being Driven by Fear

Celsias

Fundamentally, it seems, markets are well supplied, though it may be emotional factors driving certain aspects of the energy market. Crude oil demand in the United States is down to its lowest level since the onset of the global economic recession. A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand for petroleum products suppressed.

Tres Amigas Proposes First Renewable Energy Market Hub

Green Living Ideas

Any potential central superstation would need to both connect stranded renewable sources to consumers on the other side of the continent [.] [ Tres Amigas Proposes First Renewable Energy Market Hub from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Alternative Energy American Superconductor renewable energy market hub superconductor electricity pipelines Tres Amigas triangular electricity pathway

NCEE is hiring

Environmental Economics

We have permanent positions for research economists focusing on  CGE modeling, electricity or energy market modeling, and applied microeconomic analysis  and a position for a visiting scholar or postdoc on CGE modeling. NCEE is hiring (yes, again, but we should be clear of the hiring freeze).

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New Energy Economics book

Environmental Economics

Energy Economics  By Peter M. From the publisher: Energy Economics outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, and presents a framework for energy decisions based upon sound economic analysis. It considers market forces and policy goals, including economic prosperity, environmental protection, and other considerations that affect societal well-being. Schwarz.

And the impact of fifty years of nonmarket valuation magically disappears

Environmental Economics

  In a memo outlining the group’s 2017 agenda, CEI’s energy team said lawmakers should repeal EPA rules and regulatory power, end the use of the “social cost of carbon," a metric federal departments use to assess impacts on the climate, halt the federal renewable fuels mandate and oppose any proposal to tax carbon emissions.  and global energy is an important economic and humanitarian objective,” CEI officials wrote in their report.

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People have the power! Big Six UK energy monopoly faces challenge

Green (Living) Review

The UK energy market is facing a challenge from councils and social housing landlords seeking to undercut the monopoly of the six big suppliers amid growing frustration with energy price hikes nationwide. Local authorities are pledging to slice around 100 pounds ($158) from the average energy bill - the average of which has risen to more than 1,000 pounds (nearly $1,600) per household. alternative energy energy monopoly green living

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South Korea Building 2.5 GW Offshore Wind Farm

Wind Power Ninja

The government has committed to a five-year plan that will see it investing $36 billion in renewable energy to help it to become more energy independent and to stake its claim in the renewable energy market. South Korea is getting into the wind power game with a bold, 2.5 GW project will cost about $8.2 billion to build. The wind farm will be built off the southwestern coast of South Korea will include about 500 turbines and is expected to be completed by 2019.

Reasons to Use a Business Energy Provider 

Green Prophet

Every home should feel like an eco oasis, and it can be done by saving energy. All businesses require energy to perform their daily functions. Finding the right energy deal can transform your business while helping you achieve your goals in the best way possible.

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Two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe®), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel's Sauce

Environmental Economics

The bankruptcy of California-based Solyndra underscores the need for the United States to double down on investments in clean energy, Jonathan Silver, the executive director of the Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office, will argue Wednesday during an oversight hearing in front of a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel. This seems to be quite different from the current context, where the government tried to pick a winner in the renewable energy market and failed.

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US oil giant Chevron buys into Israeli natural gas

Green Prophet

Israeli offshore gas fields are now under control of one of the world’s biggest energy companies, Chevron. Owners in the company exploring Leviathan were Texas-based Noble Energy, Israeli owned Ratio Petroleum, and Israeli-owned Delek Drilling. The deal values Noble Energy at around $4.2

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Racing to the Top of the Clean Energy Leaderboard

Sierra Club Compass

  This bill, titled the "Clean Energy Race to the Top" Act , would establish a $5 billion competitive grant program for states and local governments that enact policies to move the clean energy economy forward.   Here is how it works: under the bill, state and local governments can apply for competitive grants to develop and implement clean energy and carbon reduction measures. The global market for clean energy is estimated to be worth between $1.7

Chevron Testing Solar-Powered Oil Fields

Solar Power Ninja

“By bringing together seven emerging solar technologies, Project Brightfield represents one of the most comprehensive solar energy tests of its kind and is an innovative approach to evaluating new technologies,” said Des King, president of Chevron Technology Ventures. “Chevron is mostly hedging its bets with these projects,” said Severin Borenstein, director of the Berkeley-based University of California Energy Institute.

"The Decline of Coal"

Environmental Economics

RFF on the issues: According to new data from the US Energy Information Administration , most of the two dozen states that have sued to block the Clean Power Plan have decreased coal usage regardless. Reflective of the changing US energy landscape, the new data indicates many of these same states are also leaders in the wind industry. The present energy market is just that: a market,” he continued. “It It reacts flexibly and pragmatically to market forces.

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Video: The Thin Green Line

Sightline Daily

Over the course of about 45 minutes I explored the changes confronting this region, as well as some of the opportunities we have to act as a sort of Thin Green Line standing between fossil fuel deposits and the world’s most voracious energy markets. Climate & Energy Last week I gave a talk at Western Washington University about the massive coal, oil, and gas export projects slated for sites throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Add "yieldco" to the (long) "list of things I don't understand"

Environmental Economics

I'm resisting the urge to try to conjure a useful comment on this one in order to (1) veil my ignorance and (2) further convince myself that I think I know everything: Only a few months ago, it seemed that the renewable energy sector could do little wrong: Stock prices were soaring and money was pouring in as investors flocked to get in on the action. And depressed prices for oil and gas brought down energy values over all. 

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Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access For All

Sierra Club Compass

Today, the Sierra Club is releasing a new report –-  Clean Energy Services For All (CES4All)  -- showing that off-grid clean energy is the right tool for the energy access job. That’s because it’s the fastest, cheapest, and most effective means of ending energy poverty - and it’s going to create a $12 billion annual industry by 2030. Today, excluding grid extension, this market is estimated to be a $200-250 million industry annually.

Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunding And Disruptive Innovations

Celsias

Solar and other renewable energy technologies can do that to energy markets. Now it appears that the energy innovation axiom – small is big - also applies to financial innovation as solar crowdfunders prove that aggregating small investments from individuals can break down financial barriers to a clean energy revolution.

An absence of ideas

Environmental Economics

From an email I received from my Congresswoman today: These kinds of [renewable energy] investments are, of course, just the tip of the spear.    Alternative energy holds great promise for the future, but the vast majority of our economy still runs on conventional energy sources.  the most effective way of reducing our dependence on energy imports is to increase the cost of using energy

2011 116

Renewables Not Enough: World Needs Democratic, Decentralized Energy, says Report

Green (Living) Review

''A timely and equitable energy transition can occur only with greater energy democracy, which requires that workers, communities, and the public at large have a real voice in decision making.'' energy green living renewables

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Quote of the day

Environmental Economics

Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York City, and natural gas companies intent on capturing much of the nation’s energy market. Actually, two ( Even in Kentucky. ): Across the United States, the industry is under siege, threatened by new regulations from Washington, environmentalists fortified by money from Michael R.

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Renewables to surpass Gas by 2016 in the Global Power Mix

Celsias

Power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA)predicts in its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report.

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Solar Contest: Win a $16,000 Solar System, No Strings!

Green Living Ideas

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the latest and greatest craze in the energy market is sweeping the nation and it just might be the answer that we’ve been looking for! Green Lifestyle Home Energy Usage Sponsored Posts #WinSolar energy-efficiency savings solar power SunPower

The US Solar Market Is Growing Ridiculously Fast

Mother Jones

At the end of 2015, the solar industry experienced something of a Christmas miracle when Congress unexpectedly extended a package of vital tax credits for renewable energy that were set to expire. New analysis from the energy market research firm GTM paints a picture of the awesome year solar installers in the United States have ahead of them. Blue Marble Charts Climate Change Climate Desk Energy Infrastructure

Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching?

Green Home Blog

Retro-fitting your home to run on solar energy either partially or completely can be a huge undertaking. Here are some things to think about if you are considering switching to home solar energy. You Must Have an Energy Efficient Home. Going solar does not simply mean slapping a panel on your roof and hoping it will store the sun’s energy for you to somehow use. It takes preparation and one of the first steps is making sure your home is energy efficient.

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Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

Green Prophet

News that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t like to hear: Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The findings come as GCC economies seek to diversify their economies against the backdrop of fast-growing domestic energy demand and a desire to safeguard hydrocarbon export revenues for the future. Energy

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11 million jobs filled in renewables and solar is on top!

Green Prophet

The workforce in renewable energy is growing at a fast clip. Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The diversification of the renewable energy supply chain is changing the sector’s geographic footprint. Solar energy makes up 33% of all jobs in renewables. Solar energy jobs come out on top in the workforce of renewables.

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KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

Green Prophet

In a region where the renewable energy market is still small, despite a natural and seemingly perpetual gas shortage, one startup is making big strides. KarmSolar is an Egyptian company dedicated to bolstering solar energy use. After receiving the nod of approval, KarmSolar finalized a 1-megawatt solar energy installation at a dairy farm in Egypt’s west. Energy alternative energy Egypt solar panels solar power

Israel Solar Setback as Siemens Fires 150 from Solel Plant

Green Prophet

The beleaguered solar energy projects company received what seems to be a death knell. Siemens recently announced the firing of 150 of its remaining 200 employees, leaving only a technical staff of 50 employees to deal with some solar energy projects in Spain. Solel Solar became known as a global leader in building solar thermal fields, using parabolic mirrors that concentrate the solar energy onto solar thermal receivers containing a heat transfer fluid.

Massive Opportunity for Wind Turbine Production in US

Wind Power Ninja

The number of wind turbine parts built in the United States grew in 2008 along with the boom in the wind energy market. With all the incentives and investments being invested in wind energy by the Obama adiministration is seems likely that wind power, and wind power jobs , will be here to stay. But despite the growth in demand for wind turbine parts, the US has continued to import the lion’s share of these parts.

Looking for a Job?

Living In a Toxic World

A new site has been launched for the renewable energy market. RenewableEnergyJobs.com is dedicated to finding employment and people in the renewable energy market. It lists positions around the world or by sector in the renewable energy industry. Tags: renewable energy green business Based on the news reports, many people are looking for a job.

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Rapid Growth Markets Provide Driving Force for Renewable Energy Investment

Celsias

While developed countries remain focused on slowing demand and cutting costs, an insatiable hunger for energy within the emerging markets now appears to be the surprising driving force behind renewable energy investment, according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly global Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices report (CAI).

Renewable Energy Grows by 70 % Every Year

Celsias

While fossil fuels' annual growth is in the low digits, and nuclear's share further shrinks, renewable energy sources see growth rates of up to 70 percent every year. Today, renewables already supply 16 percent of global primary energy consumption, and 20 percent of worldwide electricity. Amongst the most rapidly growing national renewable energy markets in 2010 were China (+ 26 percent), Germany (+ 10.4), and the United States (+ 5).

Ofgem to inquire into energy prices

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ofgem, the British energy watchdog, has announced that it is to begin an investigation into energy companies after a 38% increase in prices since September. The watchdog has said it will review the effectiveness of the retail energy market to see if action is needed to protect consumers. Only one supplier so far, EDF Energy has promised to freeze prices between now and March 2011.

The Ever-changing Global Solar Market

Celsias

The solar energy market is constantly shifting and there is no doubt about that. Photovoltaic (PV) energy was once considered expensive and inefficient but that is no longer the case. Advancements in solar technology are constantly improving (at an exponential rate) but the real industry focus seems to be on decreasing the cost of solar energy. In 1980, solar energy cost over $20 USD per watt and now in 2013, under $1 USD per watt.

Why Is The World Bank Failing On Energy Poverty?

Sierra Club Compass

World Bank energy investments are categorically failing to end energy poverty. That’s the stark finding of a new report  released by Sierra Club and Oil Change International which measures how multilateral development banks (MDB) fare on their efforts to end energy poverty.  The report benchmarked recent MDB investments in clean energy access against the breakdown of needed investment called for in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) “Energy for All” scenario.

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Ecotricity cuts gas bills by market leading 7%

Green (Living) Review

Ecotricity, Britain's greenest energy company, is cutting its customers’ gas bills by 7% on April 1 – the biggest reduction in the energy industry so far. The company said it was making the cut following recent falls in the wholesale gas price – and called for other energy companies to better reflect wholesale reductions in their own price cuts.

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A Career In Renewable Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

With dwindling sources of fossil fuels and the building momentum of bad press, there has never been a better time to turn to renewable energy sources. In fact, experts predict that the demand for clean and renewable energy shall rise by eight percent every year until 2030; this is excellent news for anyone thinking about breaking into the renewable energy market. But what renewable energies are there?

LEGAL BID TO HALT NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION

Green (Living) Review

The complaint has been prepared by lawyers for the Energy Fair group, with several other environmental groups and environmentalists. Like car drivers, the operators of nuclear plants should be properly insured” says Energy Fair. Research by Energy Fair shows that there are several other subsidies for nuclear power in the UK and that proposals by the government would introduce more.

Five Keystone XLs: The Carbon in Northwest Fossil Fuel Export Plans

Sightline Daily

The Pacific Northwest has long been known for environmental leadership and clean energy, but it is on the cusp of transforming into a major center for fossil fuel exports. Because the region stands squarely between Asian energy markets and large fossil fuel deposits in the interior of North America, the permitting decisions that Northwest officials make in the coming years will impact the global climate for years to come. Climate & Energy