In The Midst Of Toxic Oil Spill, Vancouver Announces It Will Go 100 Percent Renewable

There’s some mixed news coming out of Vancouver, Canada this week. On the one hand, the city announced at an international sustainability summit that it would commit to using 100 percent renewable energy to power its electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning within 20 years. On the other hand, Vancouver is also dealing with a fuel spill in the waters of English Bay that is washing up on beaches and threatening wildlife. On March 26, Vancouver’s city council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Gregor Robertson motion calling for a long-term commitment to deriving all of the city’s energy from renewable sources. At the ICLEI World Congress 2015 this week in Seoul, South Korea, the city went a step further, committing to reaching that goal of 100 percent renewable electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning by 2030 or 2035. Right now, Vancouver gets 32 percent of its energy — that includes electricity, transportation, heating, and cooling — from renewable sources, so the goal is ambitious, but not impossible. According to the Guardian, Vancouver could get all of its electricity from renewables within a few years, but transportation, heating, and cooling may prove more difficult.

MECASOLAR supplies 1MW in horizontal trackers to solar PV plant in Poland

Mecasolar has supplied 1MW in horizontal solar trackers and Mecascrew foundation screws. The 1MW installation in Jadowniki will be connected in April.

Wind Engineers Salary & Employer Trends

Wind engineers are in heavy demand as Wind Energy becomes a stable source for alternative energy. Our research explored salary levels for Wind Engineers across the US and key employers.

Wind Power Creates 30,000 Texas Jobs, Generates $85 million in Taxes

The boom in West Texas wind-powered electricity generation has delivered a major economic boost to the region, including creation of over 40 new businesses and 30,000 construction jobs in 57 West Texas counties since 2001, according to data collected by Public Citizen’s Texas office.   The 40 new manufacturers and businesses make everything from wind turbine blades and steel towers to electronics, according to the data. Wind farms also generate over $85 million in taxes annually in rural Texas counties and more than $9 billion in new taxable assets in the last 14 years.   Over a five-month period in 2014 and 2015, Public Citizen’s Texas office collected data on the economic impact of wind development from county appraisers and tax assessors in the 57 West Texas counties. The data includes estimates of investment values, employment, tax revenues, and lease payments by wind farms, and it reflects review of previous research and case studies.

Borrego Solar Expands Operations & Maintenance Services to Non-EPC Customers

Leading Commercial and Utility-Scale Installer and Developer Borrego Solar Grows O&M Team and Scope to Meet Market Demand for Optimizing Solar System Performance Long-Term

SUNRUN BRINGS NEW JOBS TO NEVADA WITH LAS VEGAS EXPANSION

Leading Residential Solar Company to Add More Than 45 New Employees with Expansion of Existing Las Vegas Facility

US power sector emissions poised to fall to two-decade low in transformative year

Annual records for renewable build, coal retirements and gas burn all expected to be broken in 2015

Connecticut Continues to Ramp Up New Solar Installations

Connecticut's biggest solar gains came in commercial installations, but residential installations increased, as well.

CONSERVING FOSSIL FUELS: PHOTOVOLTAIC-DIESEL HYBRID SYSTEMS ON THE RISE

In remote regions, photovoltaic-diesel hybrid systems are increasingly replacing power generation solely from fossil fuels.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Solamet PV76x Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes

Enabling High-efficiency Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) Solar Cells

Continental Control Systems Releases the Fast Power Option on the WattNode Modbus for PV Production Feed-In Limiting

Option FP provides power updates every 200 milliseconds, allowing for a utility feed-in response time of 500 milliseconds

SunEdison to Construct Three New Solar Power Plants in Utah Totaling 262 MW

New Solar Power Plants Will Generate Enough Electricity to Power Over 36,000 Utah Homes

GRC 2015 Annual Meeting - Call for Papers Deadline is this Week.

The paper submission deadline is this Friday, April 10.

Ocean Power Technologies to Proceed to the Next Phase of U.S. DoE Power Take-Off Technology Contract

The next phase of this project is included in OPT's backlog as listed in its 10-Q for the period ended January 31, 2015.

Cost-Breakthroughs Make Solar and Wind the UAE's Most Competitive Energy Sources

New study estimates $1.9 billion (AED 7 billion) in annual savings by 2030 if UAE can achieve 10% renewable energy mix

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