Policies & Politics

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India Announces ‘Solar Zones’ Policy

Published on July 25th, 2016 | by smiti

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India has finally announced a solar zones policy with an aim to significant boost the development of large-scale solar power projects. According to the policy document released recently, ... Read More


Business

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NextEra & Hawaiian Electric Terminate Merger After PUC Rejection

Published on July 24th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

Last Monday, NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric terminated their merger plans following rejection of an acquisition application by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC). UtilityDIVE has reported the PUC rejected NextEra Energy’s proposed $4.3 billion takeover of Hawaiian ... Read More


Business

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Dubai Will Explore Geothermal Desalinization Feasibility

Published on July 24th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

According to The National, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is requesting proposals for an early-stage feasibility study on producing electricity from geothermal energy and for its use in potential desalination. The other area of focus ... Read More


Science

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Earth’s New “Mini Moon” Confirmed by NASA JPL

Published on July 21st, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

First discovered by University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on April 27, 2016, Earth’s new moon, or “mini moon” has been officially confirmed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Officially named “2016 HO3,” the newly discovered ... Read More


Business

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New Mexico Senator Proposes ITC For Storage

Published on July 20th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

An attractive bipartisan energy storage tax incentive bill has been drafted by New Mexico US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM). As a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced S. 3159, the Energy Storage ... Read More


Renewable Energy

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Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players

Published on July 19th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

In search of low-cost, fixed-rate electricity, great wind energy deals are swaying Fortune 500 companies and other major players to throw their money “into the wind.” Signing contracts for over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, big ... Read More


Activism

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700+ Moms Have Climate Change Play-In On Capitol Hill

Published on July 19th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

Recently about 700 moms, and children gathered in a park on Capitol Hill to draw attention to the negative impacts caused by climate change and air pollution. Premature deaths, asthma attacks, and infections result from excessive air ... Read More


Activism

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Is the Clean Power Plan Un-American?

Published on July 15th, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for Republican ranting that climaxed in a condemnation of ... Read More


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