Articles Tagged with ''renewable energy''
Report Also Says a Renewed Global Focus on Energy Efficiency Is Taking Hold
December 6, 2013
Renewable energy sources could account for nearly half of the increase in global power generation through 2035, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook. Solar energy and wind energy could make up 45 percent of that expansion in renewables.
Unpredictable Fluctuations in Renewable Energy Create Challenges for Utilities
November 18, 2013
One of the challenges of relying on renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is that changes in weather conditions can lead to sudden drops in the amount of power provided. One way utilities can handle this is by “shedding,” or reducing, some of their electrical load.Read More
Renewable and Alternative Energy Will Be Procured Through Power Purchase Agreements
October 24, 2013
Siemens Government Technologies Inc. announced that Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) have been awarded to support renewable energy on Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The four MATOCs have multiple awardees but the Siemens team was the only one that was selected for all of them.Read More
Solar, Wind Energy Production Increases as Cost of Renewable Energy Drops
October 21, 2013
Americans are continuing to use more renewable energy resources. Use of natural gas, solar panels, and wind turbines were up in 2012, while use of coal declined as a means to generate electricity, according to the recent U.S. energy charts released through research conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Thirteen Western States Well Suited for Nearly All Available Renewable Energy Resources
October 3, 2013
The Western Region Report, the first portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) sixth annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, has been released. The first of a four-part series, additional reports will focus on the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast.
Financing Tailored for New and Existing Direct Energy Customers
September 24, 2013
Direct Energy and SolarCity have established a broad agreement to provide solar electricity directly to businesses. The two companies have created a dedicated investment fund capable of financing up to $124 million in solar projects for Direct Energy’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.
Vocations Can Include the Manufacturing Sector as well as the Trades
September 16, 2013
During the summer, the U.S. congressman representing the district in which I live visited a Danfoss plant where variable frequency drives (VFDs) are manufactured. In a Q&A with the media, the congressman spoke of the need to introduce young people to the value of being part of the manufacturing sector.Read More
Solar, Wind, and Biomass Energy Increased 12.1 Percent in First Half
September 12, 2013
Renewable energy sources generated 14.2 percent of net U.S. electric power generation during the first six months of 2013, up from 13.6 percent the same time a year ago, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Electric Generation in the Future Could Be Both Cost Effective and Diverse
September 5, 2013
A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation in the western United States could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies.
Tax Breaks Make Renewable Energy More Affordable
September 2, 2013
Funding for renewable incentives comes from a variety of sources including federal, state, and private funds. Although many of these incentives are directed at the end user — tax breaks, loans, and rebates can be used by contractors to open the door for new business in the HVAC marketplace.Read More