Wind power hits 57% mark in Colorado

During the early morning hours of April 15, with a steady breeze blowing down Colorado's Front Range, the state's biggest utility set a U.S. record -- nearly 57% of the electricity being generated was coming from wind power. As dawn came and the 1.4 million customers in Xcel Energy's service district began turning on the lights, toasters and other appliances, the utility's coal and natural gas-fired power plants ramped up production and brought wind's contribution back closer to its 2012 average of 17%. lities have long been wary of placing too much finicky renewable power on the grid. "A lot of utilities don't want to contract large amounts of wind because it's volatile," said Amy Grace, a wind analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. "Anything over 25%, and utilities get nervous." Colorado's overnight high-water mark demonstrated that utilities can indeed incorporate cleaner power sources into the mix.

2nd Biomass West & Central Africa Congress 2012

Congress to meet on how to capitalize on the emerging opportunities in Biomass & Bioenergy projects for West & Central Africa

Small Wind Energy at Empire Farm Days

Chase Wind will be representing several wind turbine manufacturers at the August 7-9 outdoor farm show in Seneca Falls, NY. Come Xzeres and Bergey demonstrators and information will be available on several other manufacturers, Northern, AOC, Jacobs, Gaia, Endurance, Evance, WES, Vergnet, WiPo, etc.

Renewable Energy Groups Applaud Senate Finance Committee Vote to Enhance Production Tax Credits

Leaders of four renewable energy trade associations today commended a last-minute vote by the Senate Finance Committee yesterday afternoon to extend and enhance production tax credits (PTCs) for all renewable energy sources. The tax credits are essential for the development of clean energy-generating facilities by offsetting the high cost of construction. Yesterday's action by the Committee will give renewable baseload technologies equitable access to this important program by allowing eligible facilities to qualify for the tax credits when construction is commenced. "We are highly encouraged that the Senate Finance Committee passed this tax credit extension, and we urge the full Senate and the House to approve the credit before the end of the 112th Congress," said Bob Cleaves, President and CEO of Biomass Power Association. "The construction of new biomass facilities can be prohibitively expensive, and our industry relies on one-time tax credits to attract private investors to support the building of new plants. An extension of PTCs will help ensure that renewable energy sources continue to produce a growing share of electricity for our nation."  

Blue Earth Acquires Exclusive Rights to 3.5 Megawatts DC of Solar PV Projects in Hawaii

The projects are located on the island of Oahu and are primarily ground mount solar systems.

The Distributed Wind Energy Association Applauds Congressional Leadership for Clearing Crucial Hurdle to Investment Tax Credit Extension

Overwhelming Bi-Partisan Support in Senate Finance Committee Key to Successful Passage

Renewable Energy Groups Applaud Senate Finance Committee Vote to Enhance Production Tax Credits

Modification of Qualifying Criteria is Critical for Continued Growth of Baseload Energy Sources Biomass, Hydropower, Waste-to-Energy and Geothermal

Massachusetts Keeps Solar Power Shining

Energy Law Expands Customer Access to Solar

Solar Summit Freiburg 2012 – Highlights and Trends in Solar Energy

Focus "The Future Sustainable City" - October 18-19, 2012

Power plant project developer GP JOULE continues to grow with future-oriented strategy

The general contractor from North Frisia has already built plants with a total output of 75 MW in the current year / International business gains momentum: first major project in France / Leading storage technology innovator: market introduction of the world's first series-ready PEM hydrogen electrolyzer

Centrosolar online tool now also available internationally

Plan PV systems around the world using the English version of Centrocheck

Speeding up the profitability of flat-roof solar installations

Ecofoot PV mounting used for the installation of a 127.5kW solar PV system on two rooftops of a Clarion Hotel in El Centro California

Texas Cuts Red Tape for Combined Heat and Power

TXCHPI Anticipates Economic and Environmental Benefits From New Air Permit for On-Site Power Production

Reykjavik to Host 2nd ACI's Global Geothermal Energy Summit 2012

Enhancing the Global Development and Production of Geothermal Energy

No End-of-Year Rush Expected for German Solar Market in 2012

The new feed-in-tariff (FIT), approved June 27 and retroactive to April 1, means the pattern for solar installation in Germany will change this year

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