US Should Learn from Germany’s Renewable Energy…Mistakes?

While Germany is often lauded for its Energiewende, a new report released by Zurich-based Finadvice for the Edison Electric Institute explains the consequences of its transition, which include high electricity prices, subsidy debts, grid instability, and costly grid upgrades.

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The Quick Guide To A Green Stock Portfolio

For most people, the best way to build a green or fossil-free portfolio will be to use mutual funds or an investment advisor. The exceptions are those who like to do things for themselves, and understand the significant advantage that saving just a fraction of a percent in annual fees can make to the long term performance of a portfolio.

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Microgrids: They’re Kind of a Big Deal

For locals participating in the Pecan Street Demonstration in Austin’s suburban town of Mueller, TX, residential carbon footprint data is about as available as square footage. Their home utility consumption is monitored by the Pecan Street Research Institute at The University of Texas-Austin as part of the institute’s efforts to understand how indi

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From the Editor: It’s Really All About Renewable Energy Projects

At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable result of all of this effort is steel in the ground (or on the roof…or in the water… as the case may be).  The growth of renewable energy is measured through projects

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Largest Lithium Resource Deal Spurred by Battery Demand for Electric Vehicles

Surging demand for high-performance batteries triggered the largest-ever deal for lithium, the lightweight metal that’s a key component of the power systems in smartphones and electric cars.

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India Pledges Funds for Grid Reform, Solar Energy to Curb Blackouts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government plans to spend 15 billion rupees ($ 250 million) on programs to boost solar power and reform electricity supply to farmers to end blackouts in India.

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Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges

”Big data” is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation’s electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for such data than the Energy Department’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Imagined by NREL leaders who foresaw the possibilities for high performance computing (HPC), the ESIF’s HPC data center is fulfilling the goal of handling large and complex datasets that exceed traditional database processes.

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US Government Has Big Bucks To Help Jumpstart Renewable Energy Innovation

In an effort to seek out and give financial help to innovative technologies that reduce energy use and encourage the uptake of renewable energy, the U.S. government last week announced that it was making $ 4 billion available in loan guarantees. The money, which is provided by the Loan Program Office (LPO), is for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.

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Microgrids Missing from the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Emerging economies, especially India, desperately need a novel, suitable electricity solution; alas, what exists is a hundred years old and unsuited for our times. This situation is frustrating because affordable, clean, 100 percent electrification, technologically speaking, is at hand yet no one has stepped forward to lead.

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