Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Amazon rainforest defender and Shaman, Olivia Arévalo Lomas, assassinated. Update-Killer lynched

Individuals can change world: Mumbai man drives beach clean ups, species return

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel

Day one of gasworld’s Europe Conference closes | News | gasworld

The robot-operated power plant of the future

There's Hydrogen In That There Biogas - Alternative Energy Stocks

Why Global Shipping Industry Must Climb Aboard Paris Climate Pact - Worldcrunch

The Low Costs of a Zero-Carbon Economy by Adair Turner - Project Syndicate

Belgians eye 'green' hydrogen - Geo fuels and others | reNEWS - Renewable Energy News

Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas | Windpower Monthly

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

AirFlow Truck Co., Toyota Highlight Class 8 Technology at Shell’s ‘Make the Future’ Event | Transport Topics

McPhy Energy : Today, in Hanover, McPhy is presenting its large-scale electrolysis platforms, for very large low-carbon hydrogen production for use in the industry and heavy transport sectors Paris Stock Exchange:MCPHY

Analysis: Tech companies are driving renewable energy shift


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Market forces are changing the US energy mix, giving way to innovation, clean energy investments and coal plant closures, writes Bill Ritter Jr., director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. He argues that market forces -- not the Trump administration -- will continue to steer the energy market because utilities want low-cost electricity and investors and companies want market stability.
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Training, infrastructure would attract wind to N.M., says senator
New Mexico is one of the fastest-growing states in the US in terms of wind energy and could attract additional investments by scaling up its job training programs and infrastructure, writes Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., citing an American Wind Energy Association report. "If we make the right choices now, we will attract billions of dollars of private investment to our state and create thousands of new jobs in our rural communities," he writes.
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Analysis: Tech companies are driving renewable energy shift
Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants are purchasing more renewables and setting aggressive renewable energy targets, creating a growing demand for the technology worldwide, writes Elizabeth Weise. World Wildlife Fund Deputy Director of Renewable Energy Bryn Baker noted, "Companies are coming in and saying, 'If you want us to be here, you have to give us access to clean energy.' "
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    US Wind taps Md. firms to help build offshore wind met tower
    US Wind has signed Maryland-based Strum Contracting and Maritime Applied Physics to provide welding and power equipment installation services, respectively, to build a meteorological mast off the coast of the state, according to the company. The tower will gather data for a 32-turbine offshore wind farm proposed for the area.
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    Siemens Gamesa exec: Offshore wind ramps up as costs fall
    Cost declines are making offshore wind an attractive option for countries outside of Europe, with the next frontiers likely being Asia and the US, says Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy CEO of Offshore Andreas Nauen. Observers say Siemens Gamesa and Vestas are contributing to the decline by building new, larger turbines that produce more energy and drive down the cost of generation.
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    Belgium to double North Sea space open for offshore wind
    Belgium will double the area in the North Sea it has open for offshore wind development after 2020, according to the government. Belgium has four offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 871 megawatts and the government said it hopes to increase that figure to 4 gigawatts by 2030.
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    Okla. lawmakers near deal on new wind tax
    The Oklahoma House of Representatives has reached a tentative deal on a bill that would levy a $1-per-megawatt-hour tax on new wind projects only. Wind Coalition Oklahoma Director Mark Yates praised the bill, adding, "The decision that was made today is good for the state of Oklahoma, and it's fair, and it's not punitive to the wind industry."
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    Okla. wind tax would harm industry, says PNE Wind CEO
    The wind industry brings huge benefits to Oklahoma and a new tax on it would make the state an unattractive place to do business, costing the state both wind investments and the revenue they bring, writes PNE Wind Chairman and CEO Ron Flax-Davidson. PNE is expected to break ground on the Chilocco Wind Farm in Kay County this year.
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