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Small Island Developing States and IRENA to Take Energy Transformation to Next Level

September 28, 2018 - Heads of state and government and development partners to strengthen cooperation on renewable energy with the launch of the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative 2.0 at the UN General Assembly. [ more ]


IRENA at UNGA73: Renewables Central to Global Climate and Sustainable Development Objective

September 26, 2018 - As leaders meet in New York for their annual gathering, IRENA is actively engaging with states and stakeholders during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. [ more ]


Energy Access and Sustainable Development Focus at Off-Grid Renewables Conference

September 25, 2018 – The central role of off-grid renewable energy in achieving universal energy access and sustainable development will be under the spotlight during the fourth edition of the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC). [ more ]


For Puerto Rico, how many stakeholders are too many? Former energy regulator considers island’s recovery and future

September 20, 2018 - Jóse Román Morales, former Chairman of Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission, sat down with New Energy Events recently and shared his views on the resilience of the newly reconstructed grid, impediments to investment, and the independence of the new Energy Bureau. [ more ]


Are Microgrids the future for utilities?

September 13, 2018 - There’s currently a lot of talk about how we support environmental legislation while balancing a grid under pressure, not to mention how to meet future energy demands. In answering those questions, there are many different solutions being discussed and explored. [ more ]


EPA Asked to Process RIN Applications for Electricity Generated Using Biomass and Biogas Fuel

September 6, 2018 - This morning, 111 organizations sent a letter to the EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the immediate inclusion of renewable electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard. In 2007, Congress approved the participation in the RFS of electricity produced using renewable feedstocks as fuel, including certain types of biomass, biogas and the biogenic portion of municipal solid waste. Despite this approval and EPA's approval of renewable electricity in 2014, EPA has yet to register facilities and recognize RINs for electricity producers, also known as "eRINs." [ more ]


Why Renewable Powered Mini-Grids Would be Better for Puerto Rico

September 4, 2018 - As we near the one-year anniversary of the devastation Hurricane Maria afflicted upon the residents of Puerto Rico, it’s concerning that post-hurricane efforts have been largely focused on restoring power with little progress on strengthening the already-weakened power grid against a future storm. [ more ]


The New Era of Absorption Chillers

August 29, 2018 - Although absorption chillers were introduced over a century ago, today it is worth examining what’s new and what’s next while dispelling some old misconceptions. Absorption chiller technology has evolved dramatically in recent years. Absorption chillers are being used around the globe as an efficient solution wherever waste heat recovery or a low-cost thermal driving heat source are available, especially as part of a natural-gas or a combined heat and power (CHP) syst [ more ]


Energy on demand: Microgrids can fulfill energy needs reliably and sustainably

August 18, 2018 - As the cost of sustainable energy sources has declined, the deployment of these sources of energy has grown rapidly. Once on the fringes of the energy industry, solar PV and wind are now mainstream technologies. [ more ]


Hybrid CSP-PV Gains Create Openings for 24-hour Solar Supply

August 15, 2018 - Activity in hybrid CSP-PV projects is growing as developers integrate design advantages and operational synergies to offer lower-cost baseload power, CSP experts told New Energy Update. [ more ]


Biomass Combined Heat & Power: Cutting Edge, Cutting Emissions

August 15, 2018 - How state-of-the-art boiler and automation technology were used in a new power plant that's right in the center of a capital city. Known by locals as the 'Wedding Cake' due to its multi-tiered form on the Stockholm cityscape, the boiler house at Värtaverket KVV8 biomass CHP plant has been shortlisted for two prestigious global architectural awards. [ more ]


Wind Energy Powers New Possibilities for the Dominican Republic

August 6, 2018 - Rising sea levels. Coral bleaching. Unpredictable tropical storms. These are just some of the environmental impacts associated with climate change—and the Dominican Republic is vulnerable to many of them. [ more ]


Webinar: A New Era of Investment in LAC Geothermal?

July 1, 2018 - To set the stage for the 5th Geothermal Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (GEOLAC) on JULY 17-18 in Mexico City, New Energy Events and ThinkGeoEnergy are exploring the big trends in the regional and global geothermal markets and what those trends mean for the development of projects across the region. [ more ]


Solar+Storage, The Dynamic Duo Taking Energy Markets by Storm

June 10, 2018 - For years, renewable energy advocates have pushed utilities and regulators to consider adding battery storage to their electrical generation portfolios for flexibility and to reduce intermittency problems that come with solar and wind. [ more ]


Pay-As-You-Go Solar Provider Raises $2 Million for Myanmar Expansion

June 6, 2018 - More than 40,000 homes in rural Myanmar will have access to solar by the end of the year thanks to a new investment in Singapore-based pay-as-you-go provider SolarHome. [ more ]


Blockchain-based Democratization of Energy - Making Gains on Three Continents

May 30, 2018 - Pioneering blockchain company LO3 Energy is gearing up for international projects set to lay foundations for future of its distributed ledger system, Exergy. [ more ]


State of the Industry Webinar: Community Choice Aggregation

May 17, 2018 - The State of the Industry Webinar – Community Choice Aggregation offers the latest intelligence and analysis on renewable energy markets, finance and policy. This quarter’s webinar, coming up on May 17 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. EST, will reflect on how to finance the immense growth of community choice aggregation (CCA) in California as well as its emergence in other markets. [ more ]


GreenFaith Announces “Living The Change” Implementing Partners, Celebrating Faith-Driven Sustainable Lifestyles

April 20, 2018 - In celebration of Earth Day, GreenFaith has announced the inaugural partner organizations in Living the Change, a globally-connected community of religious and spiritual institutions working together with sustainable consumption experts to champion and mobilize sustainable ways of life. [ more ]


Climate Mitigation Finance Update: Guidance for Aligning Infrastructure Investments w/ Sustainability Objectives

April 13, 2018 - The past month has seen the release of several reports and publications relating to: aligning climate financing and sustainable infrastructure investments with sustainability objectives; announcements around solar energy, including the meeting of the International Solar Alliance; and project funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy in several countries and regions. [ more ]


Microgrid 2018: A Conference Like No Other for Microgrids

April 12, 2018 - Microgrid 2018 is coming up soon. Seats are selling fast for the May 7-9 event in Chicago. We’re describing it as a microgrid event like no other yet held. Here’s why… [ more ]


Reconstruction of Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica

April 12, 2018 - The Government of China joins UNDP to support the reconstruction of the islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica with a funding of $5 million. This partnership contributes to the recovery from Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, which caused $52 million in damages, mainly to buildings and homes. [ more ]


From Billions to Trillions: Pledge Calls for More Green Bonds

March 26, 2018 - The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) annual conference in London on March 20 provided the backdrop for the launch of a new pledge for the use of green bonds for infrastructure investment. [ more ]


Bringing Clean Water to Haiti

Spring 2018 - With schematics and parts for a water-purification system in suitcases, a team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus in Florida took off for an eighth year of helping a Haitian community gain access to clean water. [ more ]


Climate Mitigation Finance Update: From Divestment to Investment, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

March 2, 2018 - The past month has seen the launch of new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, investment in the green economy and capacity building, and climate finance approvals through the Green Climate Fund. [ more ]


Community Solar is a Growing Trend with Utilities in the Southeast

February 26, 2018 - The growth of consumer purchases of solar power via community-based systems is accelerating throughout the Southeast as more utilities develop and/or communities roll out offerings. [ more ]


Stable Electric Grid, 100% Renewables And Low Costs? It’s Possible, Says New Study

February 19, 2018 - Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. [ more ]


U.S. Companies Implement Sustainability Strategies to Drive Revenues

February 15, 2018 - Survey Findings Show Firms with Enterprise-Wide Sustainability Framework Report Better Revenue, Borrowing and Credit-Rating Outcomes. [ more ]


Blockchain in Energy: Powering a Peer-to-Peer Ecosystem

February 12, 2018 - Blockchain has transformed the finance world, providing a decentralized platform to connect parties in entirely new ways. It is now set to be the game-changer in the energy market. [ more ]


Creating and Maintaining a Microgrid: Tools to Get You from Concept to Reality to O&M

February 8, 2018 - Increased interest in microgrids coupled with better and more robust digital tools to operate and maintain assets is leading to innovation in the microgrid design space. [ more ]


Cuba Exchanges with Foreign Companies on Renewable Energy

February 1, 2018 - Cuban and foreign companies exchange n the first event on Renewable Energy about business opportunities and the search for sustainable and efficient solutions to achieve the transformation of the Cuban energy structure. [ more ]


Platts 18th Annual Caribbean Energy Conference

January 25-26, 2018 • The Bahamas - For 17 years, this conference has brought together industry leaders and government institutions in the Caribbean’s power and fuel industries. [ more ]


County Unites to Adopt 100% Renewable Energy

December 20, 2017 - Murphy International installed the first commercial wind turbine in Marin and provided pro-bono technical and financial services to the original establishment of the Marin county Community Choice Aggregate formation. Further recognizing, Marin as the first County in California to have all local governments enrolled in 100% renewable electricity! [ more ]


Final Form of Tax Bill, With Mixed Results for Energy

December 20, 2017 - President Trump and Republicans secured a long-anticipated win on Wednesday as the House passed a revised version of the final tax bill, sending it to the president’s desk for approval. The president called it "a big, beautiful tax cut for Christmas." [ more ]


Renewable Energy Largely Spared in the Compromise Tax Bill

December 15, 2017 - Late Friday afternoon, Republican lawmakers unveiled the final version of their bill to rewrite the tax code. Here is a guide to the fate of provisions that most impact clean energy, updating our breakdown of the House and Senate bills published last week. [ more ]


PoweReliability-as-a-Service Enables DER Integration for Microgrid Applications

December 11 , 2017 - Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company, at POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas said that it has released its PoweReliability-as-a-Service platform powered by the newly launched Trident OP engine featuring a fuel-efficient opposed piston architecture. Let Murphy International assist in developing your next DER Microgrid with our design-build teams capabilities. [ more ]


Upcoming Webinar - Finance Mechanisms to achieve the SDGs – December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 - Climate Action is delighted to invite interested stakeholders to register for the online webinar on Finance mechanisms to achieve the SDGs. [ more ]


Cop23 UN climate talks: Everything you need to know

November 20, 2017 - Climate change was again placed at the center of global diplomacy over the past two weeks as diplomats and ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the latest annual round of United Nations climate talks. [ more ]


The Caribbean Post-Irma and Maria: Relief, Reconstruction – and Resilience

November 8, 2017 - A complete picture of the Caribbean post-Irma and Maria is still yet to emerge. Some islands are still engaged in what looks a lot like battlefield triage. As we await the final reckoning, it is no exaggeration to say that some islands, including Puerto Rico, Dominica and Barbuda, have been decimated. [ more ]


Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery system

October 31, 2017 - E.ON has implemented a solar, wind and battery storage microgrid for a Swedish village. The southern village of Simris, which features 140 households, now gets its power from 500 kW of wind power, 440 kW of solar PV panels and an 800 kW battery. [ more ]


Microgrids and Electric Vehicles: How One Will Drive the Other

October 30, 2017 - Schneider Electric’s Kevin Self illustrates the future of electrification by describing what it might be like in a coffee shop. Just as consumers today assume they will get Wi-Fi with their latte, those tomorrow might also expect some watts for the car. [ more ]


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