Renewable Energy’s False Promise

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Big corporations are profiting from taxpayer-funded wind farms.

The PUC should end operating procedures that favor renewable generation, such as subsidizing their transmission and allowing them to fail to dispatch electricity when needed without penalty. The Texas Legislature should end local 312 and 313 tax abatements for renewable generation and mandates for purchasing electricity from renewable sources. And it should tell the PUC to eliminate the distortions caused by the PTC.

Markets have already declared renewable energy outdated. It is time for policy makers to do the same.

Interview with Dr. S S Krishnan of CSTEP on energy efficiency and renewable energy financing

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Dr. S S Krishnan of the Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP) [ was interviewed at the Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance in Manila, Philippines on 4 April, 2013 to discuss trends in financing for clean energy and climate friendly initiatives, and implications for developing Asian countries.

An estimated USD 140-175 billion annually will be required for developing countries to effectively mitigate the effects of climate change by 2030.

On April 2-4, 2013, the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership, in cooperation with the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), convened a unique workshop that brought together government officials from twelve developing Asian countries with commercial bankers, fund managers, green project developers and others from the public and private sectors to learn about existing and emerging mechanisms to finance low-carbon, climate-resilient growth in Asia.

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Solar Energy 101: How to Invest in Renewable Energy

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Solar energy is expected to grow some 6,000% over the next few decades, but that’s not a signal to rush in blind. That growth will come with a lot of huge swings up, and a lot of crashes down back to earth.

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Nick Sciple and Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall tell listeners what they need to know about the solar industry to invest without getting blown away by the volatility. Find out more about yieldcos, installers, manufacturers, and more — along with a few stocks from all those segments that look pretty promising for the long-term. Also, the hosts look at recent developments out of OPEC, and explain how they’ll affect the oil industry in the next few years.
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Proteus – (EERE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Training Facility Tour

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From residential solar, light commercial solar and utility scale solar installation to all aspects of home weatherization; Proteus Inc.’s training facility has been preparing graduates for the emerging field of energy efficiency and renewable energy industry.

For more information on Proteus’ Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Courses, or other career and technical training opportunities, please call our William Maguy School of Education at 559-471-4550 or toll free at 1-888-776-9998

Solar energy in Morocco | DW Documentary (Renewable energy documentary)

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Solar energy in Morocco is transforming the renewable energy scene. One of the world’s biggest solar power plants is situated in Morocco.

Jaouad Ait Rebah changes a lot of people’s lives in the High Atlas Mountains – by bringing light where there is darkness. The Moroccan entrepreneur installs solar panels in the area’s picturesque, but remote villages. For the high-altitude residents, the difference is like that of night and day.

The beautiful scenery is mostly lost on those living there. They live in extreme poverty. Many young people have left due to the lack of jobs. Now, however, the solar panels are modernizing the villages.
Jaouad Ait Rebah and his work symbolize the energy revolution that has been sweeping across Morocco in recent years. The country is leading the change to renewables in Africa, as is evident in Jaouad’s native Ouarzazate.

The city is home to one of the biggest solar power plants in the world, comprising almost one million parabolic mirrors. King Mohammed VI. is investing $9 billion in the facility, which provides electricity to two million people. By 2040, Morocco aims to generate almost half of its power from renewable energy sources.

Our team accompanied Jaouad Ait Rebah as he went about his challenging and laborious work, marveling at the scale of the enormous solar facilities, and asks to what degree King Mohammed VI.’s ambitious projects are actually trickling down to the little people.

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Blue Technology, Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency | IPPO Engineering

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IPPO Engineering since 2004 has its core business in blue technology, renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Focused on every innovation in digital technologies in the environmental field, IPPO Engineering uses on a daily basis Skype and other online collaboration tools that allow the company to operate easily throughout Europe, from Iceland to Turkey from Lithuania to Portugal.

In the field of blue technology, IPPO Engineering implements innovative digital technologies in blue economy, such as:

– Sensors to improve marine ecosystem conditions
– Robotics, virtual reality and augmented reality to improve the performance of maritime trade

IPPO Engineering has designed and installed dozens of photovoltaic systems on sheds, terraces, shelters and roofs, has carried out consultancy for energy efficiency in many companies in Sicily area and has designed one of the most important low enthalpy geothermal system in the island, exactly for the Municipality of Letojanni.

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Renewable Energy

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028 – Renewable Energy

In this video Paul Andersen discusses the technology, advantages and disadvantages of six sources of renewable energy; biomass, hydroelectric, solar, geothermal wind, and hydrogen. He also explains how changes in the storage and flow of energy in our power grid must be improved. He also lists the energy returned over energy invested ration for the various forms of energy.

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Batteries can unlock renewable energy | Energy Live News

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Tom Zawodzinski, Professor at the University of Tennessee, has told ELN that batteries hold the key to unlocking renewable energy and decarbonising electricity grids.

He is currently researching new battery technologies to help energy storage increase efficiency, cost less and become an effective part of global energy infrastructure.
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Top 10 Renewable Energy Sources | Most energy efficient

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Top 10 Renewable Energy Sources | Most energy efficient

Top 10 Renewable Resources

You might not know but there is a plethora of renewable energy resources that are considered to be eco-friendly. Unlike the other energy resources, they are cleaner and organic, causing less air and soil population. Here we discuss the top 10 renewable technologies that are typically situated in the rural and remote areas. Check it out!

1. Tidal Power

2. Wave Power

3. Solar Power

4. Wind Power

5. Hydroelectricity

6. Radiant Energy

7. Geothermal Power

8. Biomass

9. Compressed Natural Gas

10. Nuclear Power