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Renewable Energy Update – July 2015 #4

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

SunPower Corp., the second-biggest U.S. solar manufacturer, bought 1.5 gigawatts of projects under development in 11 U.S. states from the Australian developer Infigen Energy.

windfloat off portugal

You can now add WindFloat Pacific, in Oregon, to the list of innovative, U.S. Department of Energy-backed offshore wind projects struggling to get built. A year ago, the feds whittled their way from seven proposed projects, each of which had received $4 million in design and planning support, to a trio that would get as… Keep reading →

Duke Energy Buys Progress Energy In $13 Billion Deal

Duke Energy has agreed to provide families in North Caroline with bottled water after state testing found private wells near where the company stores coal waste contaminated with potentially toxic chemicals. “Over the last week, the state’s department of environment and natural resources mailed out 87 letters to residents who live near sites where Duke has stored… Keep reading →

deepwater wind block island

It’s microscopic compared to the massive offshore wind farms that have been going up in European waters over the past decade, but Deepwater Wind’s Block Island project, 18 miles from mainland Rhode Island, is under construction. In the United States, that’s a first, and Jeffrey Grybowski believes the importance can’t be overstated. “This is what offshore… Keep reading →

Santa Ana Winds And Hot Conditions Stoke Wildfire In Ventura CountyÊ

An explosion killed three people and injured one on Wednesday at an oil and gas field in West Texas owned and operated by Parsley Energy Inc.”Our thoughts are with the families,” Lisa Elliott of Parsley said of the accident on Tuesday in Upton County, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it was investigating… Keep reading →

dcns floating turbine

On the West Coast of the United States and in Japan, it could be offshore wind power’s best hope. On the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard, some see it as the likely second generation of an industry that’s just getting going. And in Europe, where offshore wind is a significant but expensive source of energy, there’s optimism… Keep reading →

Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Nears Completion

Deepwater Wind has received the final federal approval required to advance its proposed Block Island Wind Farm, which would be the nation’s first offshore wind project. On September 5, 2014, Deepwater Wind announced that its proposed Block Island Wind Farm has received final federal permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the project’s lead… Keep reading →

Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Nears Completion

The U.S. Department of Energy is back in the renewable energy-generation loan game. Not with a headlong dive, mind you. More like a toe in the water. The DOE this week conditionally agreed to a $150 million loan guarantee for the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts, which aims to be among the first offshore wind… Keep reading →

Nick Clegg Opens Offshore Wind Farm

“Steel in the water” – so far, it’s been but a dream for U.S. offshore wind power, but developers of a project off Rhode Island are doubling down on their claim to be on course to make it happen. Soon. Deepwater Wind is embarked on a plan – hatched in 2008 – to build a… Keep reading →

South Sudan Celebrates First Anniversary Of Their New Nation

The conflict between North and South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating amid talk of war. The South last Friday and Saturday reportedly shut in 900 oil wells and signed a deal with Kenya to construct a new pipeline that would divert exports away from the North. “What the South will pay to ship oil north to… Keep reading →

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