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Michigan Democrats have won amendments adding more energy efficiency and a renewable goal to the energy overhaul package passed out of the House Energy Policy Committee. [MLive] Austria’s largest state said Thursday that 100 percent of its electricity is now generated using renewable sources of energy. [The Guardian] Oil prices were down for a third… Keep reading →

Q-Cells Opens New Solar Energy Research Center

Electricity prices plunge to 2.75 cents per kilowatt-hour as renewable energy dominates on Germany’s Reunification Day. Wind and solar power peaked at 59.1 percent of German power generation earlier this month. It happened at noon on a very windy and sunny October 3, which is the German holiday commemorating reunification. (Germany also hit peaks of… Keep reading →

Festival Of Lights 2012

IBM is looking to capture a share of Europe’s growing “smart” electricity market. IBM has inked a deal with the metering division of EOn, Germany’s largest utility, to deliver a data and analytics platform, the Intelligent Energy Service Enablement Platform, for Smart Grid customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with plans to expand offerings to… Keep reading →