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Renewable Structures: Choices And Challenges

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Since the first wind deal utilizing a partnership in 2003 (also known as a “partnership flip,” a “pre-tax after-tax partnership,” or a “wind safe harbor partnership structure”), there has been a constant evolution of structures and a proliferation of financing alternatives for renewable energy transactions.

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President Obama plans to launch a new initiative to expand the nation’s solar workforce during a visit to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base on Friday, outlining his economic agenda. “The Energy Department will seek to train 75,000 people — including veterans — to enter the solar workforce by 2020, increasing the goal it set in May 2014 by… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Insight for Industry – Capital-Intensive Wind Energy Projects Will Rely on Streamlined Processes and Supportive Policies Continued wind industry growth depends on near- and long-term actions that can facilitate continued cost reductions, add transmission capacity, and streamline permitting activities to complement government policies. Domestic wind deployment has increased in recent years despite low natural gas… Keep reading →

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Eyed for Oil Drilling

With the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants nearing finalization, all sides are looking closely at the capacity of our existing infrastructure to deliver emission reductions from the power sector — including the natural gas infrastructure that could help reduce the need for aging, carbon-intensive coal-fired… Keep reading →

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

The Obama administration is holding fast to a George W. Bush-era scenario in which wind provides 20 percent of U.S. electricity by 2030 – doing it one better, actually, suggesting 35 percent wind by 2050 is viable – although it acknowledges that a wide range of challenges will have to be overcome to pull it… Keep reading →

Anniversary Of Nuclear Disaster At Three Mile Island Marked Near The Site

Despite aging nuclear plant retirements, the U.S. nuclear industry continues to support new development and advanced nuclear technologies.   The Administration supports continued federal nuclear energy program funding in its “all of the above” energy strategy. Despite aging plants challenged by low-cost natural gas-fired generation and several off-schedule new plant constructions, the nuclear energy industry… Keep reading →

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Chesapeake Energy Corp on Tuesday alleged that its founder and former chief executive, Aubrey K. McClendon, stole confidential company data during his tenure prior to launching his new oil and gas empire. “McClendon, 55, “misappropriated highly sensitive trade secrets from Chesapeake” and “subsequently used these trade secrets for the benefit of” a company he founded in 2013, American Energy Partners… Keep reading →

ARPAE blog

Flow batteries for forklifts, new proton exchange membranes and sodium-ion cathode structures, and other potential breakthroughs.    The Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program was created to give “blue-sky” research projects the money they need to prove whether or not they’re ready for commercialization. That includes a host of projects seeking to make batteries cheaper, smaller… Keep reading →

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Crescent Dunes will be generating electricity before the end of March, and SolarReserve’s south-central Nevada solar project won’t stumble out of the gate the way power-tower forerunner Ivanpah did, CEO Kevin Smith said in an interview with Breaking Energy. It would be an understatement to say there’s a lot riding on him being right. Crescent Dunes,… Keep reading →

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Desert Sunlight is online and the U.S. Department of Energy has dropped the mic. The world-record-tying 550-megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in Southern California, formally dedicated on Monday, is the last of the big PV plants supported through the DOE’s loan guarantee program, the one that Republicans love to malign but which keeps showing solid results.… Keep reading →

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