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Opinion: Business leaders want 100 percent clean energy bill – East Bay Times

Windpower Engineering (press release)Opinion: Business leaders want 100 percent clean energy billEast Bay TimesMore solar photovoltaic cells, like these perched atop the city-owned Municipal Service Center, at 7101 Edgewater Drive, would be added to the power grid as the incoming East Bay Clean Energy Authority takes the reins … [Read more...]

Primary Conversion of Biomass into Intermediate Liquid Products – AZoCleantech

Primary Conversion of Biomass into Intermediate Liquid ProductsAZoCleantechThe production concept is dependent on the distributed primary conversion of different types of biomass residues into intermediary liquid products at small-to-medium scale (10 to 50 kt/a Fischer-Tropsch products, 30 to 150 MW biomass) enterprises ... … [Read more...]

Anheuser-Busch signs wind farm power deal as part of global renewable energy goal – STLtoday.com

Anheuser-Busch InBev has signed a deal to purchase energy produced on an Oklahoma wind farm later this year as part of a global goal by the world's largest brewer for 100 percent of its purchased electricity to come from renewable sources by 2025. A-B, its U.S. subsidiary based in St. Louis, announced a power purchase agreement … [Read more...]

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae? – TNW

TNWThis Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?TNWSolar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could … [Read more...]

Backlash after report claims that wind and solar are cheaper than biomass – Bioenergy Insight Magazine

Backlash after report claims that wind and solar are cheaper than biomassBioenergy Insight MagazineSolar and wind can reliably supply the UK's needs for new electricity capacity as coal is phased out, and they are more cost-effective than biomass, according to a new report released by non-profit international environmental … [Read more...]

Manitoba Hydro could save money while helping the environment – The Manitoban

Researchers at the University of Manitoba have published two articles outlining potential benefit to native butterflies and birds to be reaped from modification of existing mowing and herbecide regimens in utility corridors. The articles, derived from a field observations of 48 Manitoba Hydro right-of-ways in and around Winnipeg … [Read more...]

Maryland groups launch campaign for 50 percent renewable energy – Washington Post

By Josh Hicks, Maryland environmental advocates have begun a push to require state utilities to buy half of their electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2030, promising to make the issue a top focus of the 2018 legislative session and election. The Maryland Climate Coalition and the Maryland Clean Energy … [Read more...]

The Energy 202: Here’s what solar energy research is going to look like under Trump – Washington Post

Washington PostThe Energy 202: Here's what solar energy research is going to look like under TrumpWashington Post“With the impressive decline in solar prices,” Daniel Simmons, acting head of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, said in a statement, “it is time to address additional emerging … [Read more...]

Wind Energy Options for the UK Investor – Morningstar

Two significant pieces of news will have attracted the attention of investors in the renewable energy sector this week. Firstly, on Monday, the price of offshore wind generation dropped below the price of nuclear power for the first time. The news came after an announcement that Denmark’s Dong Energy has won a contract to … [Read more...]

High Yield Biomass Conversion Strategy Ready for Commercialization – Newswise (press release)

High Yield Biomass Conversion Strategy Ready for CommercializationNewswise (press release)University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and collaborators have developed a new “green” technology for converting non-edible biomass into three high-value chemicals that are the basis for products traditionally made … [Read more...]