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  • Hear From Puget Sound Energy at the Hydro Plant Maintenance and Reliability Conference

    Hydro plants have been around for many years and due to the increasing generation demand, many of these plants are being forced to operate under less-than ideal conditions. It is crucial for hydro plants to determine the approach they should take in regards to preserving these assets and modernizing the aging plants. John Mannetti is currently Supervisor of Asset Operations Analysis within the ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • First urban community energy storage project opens in Toronto

    A consortium led by eCAMION Inc. with Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, the University of Toronto, and Dow Kokam LLC has unveiled the first energy storage system installed directly into an urban community. Located at the Roding Arena and Community Centre in North York, this community energy storage (CES) system will allow Toronto Hydro to monitor this technology, and help validate its ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • British Columbia power costs to increase

    Gold medals last forever, but Olympic cheer won't withstand an energy upheaval in British Columbia. The Canadian province and its largest city Vancouver just hosted what many are calling the greenest Olympiad ever. With its reputation as a clean, coastal metropolis where quality of life is high, few observers or visitors seemed surprised that Vancouver set up online energy monitoring, made extra ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Hydroelectric turbines of the future

    As a partner of the main plant operators and manufacturers in the world, PXL SEALS has chosen to organise a work group dedicated to sealing and guiding systems within PSPC Innov’Hydro (Structuring Project connected to the Competitiveness Hub). This project specifically brings together GE Renewable (former Alstom Hydro), EDF and other competent players in the hydroelectric sector. ...


    By PXL Industries

  • ADB to help India`s Himachal Pradesh become `hydropower state` via multi-tranche loan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping Himachal Pradesh become India’s “hydropower state” through an $800 million multi-tranche financing facility. The eight-year loan package will help finance the construction of several run-of-river hydropower generating plants that will bring in combined capacity of 808 megawatts (MW) for the small mountainous state. Himachal Pradesh has abundant water ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Departmental minute: announcement on RHI and FiTs

    This Departmental Note informs the House of two developments aimed at providing greater certainty to Industry and investors and delivering financial sustainability through greater budgetary control for the Government: the publication of a consultation on enhancements to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Government’s decisions following consultation on Phase 2B of the comprehensive ...

  • Offshore wind farm construction noise can displace harbour porpoises

    Noise caused by construction of Germany’s first offshore wind farm caused significant habitat disturbance for harbour porpoises, according to a recent study. Its results suggest that porpoises avoided areas up to 20 kilometres from the noise source during construction of the wind farm’s foundations. Development of offshore wind farms plays a major role in the shift towards renewable ...

  • Toto Costruzioni Selects GE Wind Turbines to Power Italy’s Puglia Region

    First Order for GE’s 2.85-Megawatt Wind Turbines in Italy Toto Costruzioni’s Inaugural Wind Farm in Ponte Albanito Project Marks Sixth GE-Powered Wind Farm in Puglia, Italy GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply Toto Costruzioni S.p.A. with eight ...


    By General Electric

  • First Galapagos wind turbines set to halve diesel imports

    To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Galapagos' Islands discovery, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Monday launched a program to end the use of fossil fuels on the Galapagos by 2015.  The initiative is led by the San Cristobal Wind Project, which erected three wind turbines near the town of El Progresso on San Cristobal Island.  The wind farm is on the island that suffered the worst oil ...

  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance Selects 2013 New Energy Pioneers

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of independent insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, today announced its selection of the 2013 New Energy Pioneers. The winners were recognized on stage at the sixth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City. This year’s winners (listed in full below) represent a broad range of sectors ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • WBA Lima Initiative: Climate and Energy 2035

    A Global Renewable Energy Action Plan (GREAP) for 2035 as a guideline for business and policy towards a world no more than 2°C warmer To download the initiative - click here. To support the initiative - click ...

  • Worldwatch Institute Launches Groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica

    The Worldwatch Institute today launched its groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica, a look at the measures that the Jamaican government can take to transition its electricity sector to one that is socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable. The report, Jamaica Sustainable Energy Roadmap: Pathways to an Affordable, Reliable, Low-Emission Electricity System, is the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Solar Powers $1.1 Billion US VC Investment in Cleantech in Q2 2011

    US venture capital (VC) investment in cleantech companies decreased by 44% to $1.1 billion in Q2 2011 compared to Q2 2010, while deals fell 12% to 68, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource.  The decline in cleantech investment in Q2 2011 comes in comparison to the $1.9 billion invested in Q2 2010 ...

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