In the News: research and development in renewable energy, small wind markets


In the News: research and development in renewable energy, small wind markets

Reuters
China to spend $27 billion on emission cuts, renewables
China’s central government plans to spend 70 billion yuan ($27 billion) this year to promote energy conversation, emission reductions and renewable energy, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website on Thursday.

Renewablesbiz.com
Beyond oil, can Alaska be tapped as a source for renewable energy?
Alaska has massive hydro, wind, geothermal and other renewable resources, but the state’s rural villages are chained to diesel and suffer oppressive energy costs they say threaten their existence. Lawmakers, energy experts and Native leaders said Thursday it’s a dire problem with elusive solutions.

CleanTechnica.com
Study: Wind Power Can Save Midwestern Consumers $3 to 9.5 Billion Annually by 2020
Adding more wind power to the electric grid could reduce wholesale market prices by more than 25 percent in the Midwest region by 2020 according to a new analysis conducted by Synapse Energy Economics on behalf of Americans for Clean Energy Grid. The report, found that wind power could drive down the wholesale price of power by $3 – $10 per megawatt hour (MWh) in the near tern and up to nearly $50 per MWh by 2030. Those savings would be passed along to consumers through lowering electricity prices by $65-$200 each year.

Cogenerations and On-Site Power Production
Apple to go 100% renewable at NC data center
Apple Inc. announced Monday that its Maiden, N.C., data center will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources by the end of the year, with 60 [percent] of that power being generated on-site and the remainder purchased directly from regional sources.

Bizcommunity.com
Second-window renewables developers begin to emerge
Developers, manufacturers and equipment suppliers confirmed as preferred bidders during the second tender window held under South Africa’s R100bl Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programs (REIPPP) have started to emerge, Engineering news reports.

Renewablesbiz.com
Southern Co.’s shareholders push for more use of solar, renewables
First came praise. Then came the questions. Shareholders at the Atlanta-based Southern Co.’s annual meeting Wednesday applauded the utility for closing some coal-fired units, increasing its use of natural gas and adding solar, wind and biomss to the energy mix.


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