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.

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.

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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. energy green living

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. I will be happy to meet with renewable energy innovators, and renewable energy companies looking to plant a stake as pioneers in Morocco’s historic moment.

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.

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

Energy Deregulation Needs to Expand

Wind Power Ninja

During the past twenty years, several states have embraced deregulation of the energy market and it has proven to be a boon for the wind industry. In the past, and in areas that have not yet embraced deregulation, the energy market was a government-controlled monopoly.

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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.

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. alternative energy energy monopoly green living

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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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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.

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. Energy Solutions Politics Safe and Healthy Communities

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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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

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. residential market for solar in 2013 was only $3.76

Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunding And Disruptive Innovations

Celsias

Solar and other renewable energy technologies can do that to energy markets. If we are going to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need disruptive innovations that fundamentally alter the broken systems that continue to build out inequitable, fossil fueled societies.

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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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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"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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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). Solar energy makes up 33% of all jobs in renewables.

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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.

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!

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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). Energy

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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. Blue Marble Charts Climate Change Climate Desk Energy Infrastructure

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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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. Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching?

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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.

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

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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.

"Trump's solar tariffs" are likely being oversold

Environmental Economics

Energy experts say it is unlikely that the tariffs will create more than a small number of American solar manufacturing jobs, since low-wage countries will continue to have a competitive edge. The overall impact in the renewable energy markets will be small.

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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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Rapid Growth Markets Provide Driving Force for Renewable Energy Investment

Celsias

The indices provide scores in 40 countries for national renewable energy markets, renewable energy infrastructures and their suitability for individual technologies.

Israel’s Northern Coast Under Threat of Massive Air Pollution

Green Prophet

“A short time ago, I signed an approval for the export of natural gas from Israel to Egypt,” said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. Steinitz was referring to becoming independent of energy from coal, itself a heavily polluting industry. .

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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.

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. 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. 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.

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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. But what renewable energies are there? The primary source of renewable energy that you may of heard of is solar power.

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. Climate & Energy

The Effect of Climate Volatility on Corn Markets

Celsias

US corn price volatility exhibits higher sensitivity to near-term climate change than to energy policy influences or agriculture–energy market integration, reports a paper online in Nature Climate Change this week.

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.

Selling Solar in India Through the Lens of Google Glass

Sierra Club Compass

  Solar power is the key to ending energy poverty. Innovative companies like Simpa Networks and OMC power are pioneering new energy models for rural populations that deliver everything from LED lightbulbs and Skinny Grids to Off-Grid Wi-Fi to pay-as-you-go solar home systems.

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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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