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EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Challenges Ahead for Sources and States
07/14/14, Chris MacCracken, Steven Fine, Phil Mihlmester, David Pickles and Ankit Saraf, ICF INTERNATIONAL
In this paper, we discuss the critical issues that sources and states face in evaluating EPA’s proposal and developing plans to meet the Clean Power Plan requirements.

Nokero Introduces World's Most Affordable Solar Light Bulb
07/14/14, Terri Steele, The ECO Report
Nokero’s Next Generation Solar Light Bulb (the N182), Doubles Light Output, Decreases Costs and Lights the Way to Ending Extreme Energy Poverty

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - August, September & October
07/14/14, Brandon Hetherington, AltEnergyMag.com
As Summer kicks into full gear we can sit back and enjoy a bit of a break from the Tradeshow schedule. August will see a bit of a lull but starting September and intensifying in October the Alternative Energy tradeshow calendar is full! Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Using Fuel Cells in Unique Product Applications
07/14/14, Chris D’Couto, Neah Power Systems
The three products we offer are the PowerChip, a silicon based fuel cell product targeted for defense and commercial customers, the second product is the BuzzBar Suite that is targeted at consumers for cell phone and tablet charging, and the final product is the Formira product, which is an air based fuel cell technology that generates hydrogen for formic acid and that can be used for larger power ranges.

Biooil and Char Production from Melia dubia
07/14/14, R. Mythili and P. Venkatachalam, Department of Bioenergy, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Biomass is an important material for the sustainable source of energy. It can generate solid, liquid and gaseous products under different thermochemical conversion technologies. In this study, Melia dubia – a fastest growing energy crop was subjected to pyrolysis. Two products namely, biooil and char were produced and their characteristics were analyzed.

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China Poised For Significant Expansion In Wind Power Generation

Submitted on: 07/22/14, 03:13 PM

China is the world’s largest producer of electricity, surpassing the United States in 2011, with demand increasing alongside its strong, sustained growth in GDP.  Electricity generation in China has increased 9.6% annually, from 2005 to 2013, reaching 5,425.1TWh of electricity.  Coal-fired plants currently make up over two-thirds of power generation, which is partly the result of an abundance of coal in China.  Despite this growth, the country expects demand to continue to increase at a rapid pace, reaching 7.295TWh of demand in 2020 and 11,595TWh in 2040.  
 
However, the growth in electricity production from coal-fired plants has resulted in an increase in air pollution and general lack of efficiency.  China is now moving aggressively to curb pollution and increase the supply of renewable power.  The central government has prohibited new coal-fired plants to be built around Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing, which is currently in the midst of having all of its coal plants being converted to natural gas.  Its 12th Five Year Plan, running through 2015, targeted non-fossil fuel energy to account for 15% of total energy consumption.  One of the key industries expected to help meet these goals is wind power.  

New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam
Submitted on: 07/21/14, 06:20 AM
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the st

How Much Energy Storage Do You Need to Back Up the London Array?
Submitted on: 07/17/14, 06:24 AM
Storing electricity underwater in the form of compressed air is a tantalizing notion that could, if it works, help solve the intermittency problem of wind, solar, and other renewable sources. That “if” is a big one, though, because there are many details en

SEIA: Future Unclear Despite WTO Ruling in China Solar Trade Case
Submitted on: 07/15/14, 03:02 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a significant ruling handed down today, a panel of judges at the World Trade Organization (WTO) accused the United States of violating global trade rules when it imposed punitive import duties in 2012 on many Chinese products, including sola

Is Texas Souring On Wind Power?
Submitted on: 07/14/14, 06:05 AM
Texas has more wind power generation than any other state, so it’s only fitting that Texas regulators are starting to ask some tough questions about wind power subsidies. The head of the state’s Public Utility Commission, Donna Nelson, is calling

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Registration Opens for GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 04:50 PM
Special deals for early birds and students at geothermal energy event of the year

Bland Solar, APS America announce solar microinverter partnership
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 04:09 PM
Leading California solar distributor Bland Solar & Air will carry APS microinverters, under a new strategic partnership between the two companies.

Sungevity® Tops $1.5 Million With Cause Marketing Initiative
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 02:37 PM
Solar Leader Hits Milestone in Contributions to Nonprofit Partners, Gives $50,000 to Local Food Bank

Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa, Reports KT Press
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 02:36 PM
Access to electricity is crucial for economic growth and development in Rwanda, and similarly in the rest of Africa.

Enphase Energy Helps Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Take A Bite Out of Electrical Bill
Submitted on: 07/23/14, 02:33 PM
Wildlife park houses crocodiles, koalas and now, a solar power system

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