renewable energy rule Articles

  • USDA revises renewable energy loan guarantees

    On December 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the final rule for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP is intended to help mainly businesses, as well as some state, local, and tribal governments develop solar, wind, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Parliament finalizes EU biofuels reform rule

    On April 28, 2015, the European Parliament approved a draft law restricting crop-based biofuels in order to encourage production of advanced biofuels with low-risk ILUC and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The law, that was discussed in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 3 Steps to Help You Prepare for your Next Energy Contract Renewal

    Knowing your energy contract is up for renewal is one thing; getting the best deal on your energy procurement is another. With many contracts ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Influence of market rules on the economic value of wind power: an Austrian case study

    Currently, wind power faces heterogeneous conditions for market integration throughout Europe, given both differing wind power and power system characteristics as well as according regulatory frameworks. This paper discusses marketing options and assesses the influence of market rules on the economic value of wind power for an Austrian case study. Special emphasis is thereby put on options for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Community Wind Power for Renewable Income

    CONSIDERING its incredible history and environmental benefits, wind power is one of the most underutilized sources of renewable energy. Stretching back as early as 200 BC, communities have been harvesting the wind for power. However, the scale and popularity of wind power is only now starting to reach critical mass as concerns of climate change rise and energy usage continues to soar. While ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Natural gas, renewables to grow by 2040 – will nuclear follow?

    Renewable energy sources provided 13 percent of electricity in the United States in 2013. That percentage will be closer to 18 by 2040, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015), which projected different scenarios for the United States’ energy future. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Grounding Green Power: bottom-up perspectives on smart renewable energy policy in developing countries

    Developing Countries in the Renewable Energy Transformation In order to meet the intensifying climate challenge, the global energy system must undergo a fundamental transformation, with a rapid increase of renewable energy worldwide. Developing countries are at the forefront of this challenge, since they are expected to add around 80 percent of all new electric generation capacity ...

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8. South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist.

    When it comes to fitting into the current system, bike commuters and electrons have a lot in common. There’s nothing quite like biking down clogged city streets, weaving in and out of traffic. For short distances, it’s faster than driving. It’s liberating. It’s fun. It also makes it painfully clear that most roads ...


    By Ensia

  • Biofuel - Energy Supplier of the Future?

    Biofuel like biodiesel, plant oil, ethanol, bio methane or the synthetic biomass- to- liquid (BtL)- fuels everyone is talking about them. They are at present the only renewable alternative in the mobility sector and already today make up 6.1 % of the fuel consumption in Germany. However, in the past months and years biofuels had the reputation to generate a social- und environmental dilemma. ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • Biomass energy outlook

    Over the last three or four weeks, my newsletter, Burning Bio News, has been oddly extreme. Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University, is churning out more antibiofuel hearsay. Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute, was in the news again putting a counter-spin on climate change. The U.S.EPA released its proposed rule for regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) that includes industrial facilities that emit ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EPA trims 2014 Renewable Fuel Mandate to 15.21 billion gallons, viting blend wall

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Nov. 15 to use its waiver authority for the first time to reduce the overall renewable fuel blending requirement for 2014. The proposed rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard would require petroleum refiners and importers to blend 15.21 billion ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • 5 Big Energy Stories of 2013

    The U.S. is awash in oil and natural gas. China’s air pollution is so bad some cities were nearly shut down. A massive typhoon wreaked havoc in the Philippines. These are some of the top stories of the past 12 months. Amid these developments, however, there are signs that some businesses, consumers, and governments are moving toward a growing understanding of the risks of climate change. ...

  • EU to reallocate €115m for energy efficiency projects

    The EU has approved reforms that will free up €115m stimulus cash to be reallocated for energy efficiency projects with an impact on economic recovery. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament approved reforms yesterday to EU rules on financial assistance that will free up about €115m (£95.6m) in otherwise unspent funds. The EU funds could be used to ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Top 10 Clean Energy Developments of 2013

    2013 was an exciting and inspiring year in many regards. And we’re not just talking the arrival of Prince George or the fact that the new Pope rides an electric bicycle. There were many remarkable clean energy developments that are helping to bring us closer to a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. Here we ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories for 2014

    The U.S. energy picture has shifted dramatically in recent years. The country is currently enjoying booming domestic energy production from multiple sources. And yet, signs of uncertainty abound, especially with mounting climate risks and some energy sectors thriving more than others. We will be watching President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday to hear ...

  • Presidents’ reflections 100 – A century of energy professionalism

    1. In May 1978, I chaired the AGM which saw  members sensibly approve the motion that the  name of the Institute of Fuel be changed to the  Institute of Energy, despite strong resistance  from the “old guard” members of Council. My  period in office coincided with the “Winter of  Discontent” and the run-up to the May 1979  election, which ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Energy efficiency: Big deals and new ideas

    The economic premise behind energy efficiency –  that it’s cheaper to save a unit of energy than to make one – has caught on in the US.  Energy efficiency spending is up, and our energy use is declining, measured both per capita and per dollar of gross domestic product, according to government ...

  • Green Deal promises to deliver £1.3 billion energy savings

    The government's Green Deal, which promises a revolution in energy efficiency, was officially 'soft' launched on 1 October 2012, with an initial focus on low energy installations within the social housing sector.  ...


    By ENER-G

  • Energy and the Scottish referendum – do we know the result yet?

    Energy has always played a key role in the Scottish economy. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was coal; in the 1950s and 60s it was hydroelectricity and power from the glens; from the 1970s onwards North Sea oil has loomed large and made Aberdeen one of the world’s premier energy cities. Finally, in this century, Scotland has played a leading role in the low carbon revolution both in ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

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