Tag: renewable energy

When Texas freezes over – What it means for renewables?

When Texas freezes over – What it means for renewables?

February 21, 2021 |

That’s not a scene from Disney’s Frozen movie but a fountain in Texas. Over 4.5 million homes were without power in Texas last week, the number of deaths as a result from the deep freeze is uncertain and may not be known for weeks, thousands are still without power, investigations into what happened are starting, […]

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Share of rapeseed oil-based biodiesel increased

Share of rapeseed oil-based biodiesel increased

December 27, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the share of rapeseed oil methyl ester in 2019 rose back to about 0.8 million tons, compared to 0.67 million tons in 2018 and the reason was growing European competition for waste oils and fats resulting from the fact that many EU member states introduced double-counting towards renewable energy targets. […]

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Career Conservative Says The Right Should Embrace Renewable Energy

Career Conservative Says The Right Should Embrace Renewable Energy

November 1, 2020 |

America is divided on several issues heading into the presidential election, and climate change is certainly one of the most polarizing. A Pew Research Center survey shows most Americans think the federal government isn’t doing enough to combat climate change, and that a vast majority of Democrats think the U.S. should prioritize alternative energy development over expanding […]

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Azelio signs MoU with Atria Power for 65 MW renewable energy in India

Azelio signs MoU with Atria Power for 65 MW renewable energy in India

September 6, 2020 |

In India, Swedish energy storage company Azelio and India’s Atria Power have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on installing over 65 MW capacity of Azelio’s energy storage until 2025 in India. The agreement is Azelio’s first in the country, a market with significant potential for renewable energy solutions in off-grid areas. Atria Power […]

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PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

August 9, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and ultimately create new jobs. Dozens of technologies could be deployed across U.S. markets spanning everything from analytical instruments, human health and agriculture to advanced manufacturing, […]

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Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

January 13, 2019 |

In New York, Rhodium Group’s latest report said after three years of decline, U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, they estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018. This marks the second largest annual gain in more than two decades — surpassed […]

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Norway government increases renewable energy grants to more than $121M

Norway government increases renewable energy grants to more than $121M

October 21, 2018 |

In Norway, the Norwegian government increased its grants towards renewable energy from NOK 570 million (about $69 million) in 2018 to more than NOK 1 billion ($121.6 million) in 2019. In addition, they are stepping up their support to Norfund’s (Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries) investments in renewable energy. This is in line with […]

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Thailand to boost renewable energy ambitions to 50%

Thailand to boost renewable energy ambitions to 50%

August 13, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that in conjunction with the local launch of Shell’s Sky Scenario initiative, the government announced it would increase its ambitions for renewable energy consumption by setting its target at 50% in the next 40 years. Currently plans aim for 30% by 2036 but the national alternative energy development plan […]

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Indian sugar mills surviving on renewable energy sales

Indian sugar mills surviving on renewable energy sales

July 31, 2013 |

In India, renewable energy is becoming the bread and butter of sugar mills thanks to the fact that they’re making a profit on ethanol and selling co-generation electricity to the grid, in comparison to sugar production that has become lossmaking. Sugar major Bajaj Hindusthan, for example, has seen co-gen revenues rise 171% and 93% from […]

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Brazil to Invest $2.85 Billion in Renewable Energy Research

Brazil to Invest $2.85 Billion in Renewable Energy Research

June 3, 2013 |

In Brazil, the government plans to invest $2.85 billion in renewable energy and biofuel technology research. The funds will assist companies like Bunge Ltd. and Petroleo Brasileiro SA to develop high-margin chemicals and increase ethanol output. Brazil seeks to be a leader in next generation biofuels development after a decade of underinvestment in research.

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