NY-Sun MW Block Incentive Program Kicks Offs

Joanna Schroeder

New York is set to launch its NY-Sun Commercial/Industrial MW Block Incentive Program that is designed to create new jobs and improve economic development throughout the state. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is calling the program a “key step” in expanding the use of solar. “Once again, New York is showing how effective public policies can pay big dividends …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Solar

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has appointed Kristian Ruby as Chief Policy Officer. Ruby is a widely recognised expert in sustainability communication and political affairs. He joins EWEA from Danish consultancy Operate, where he was manager in the sustainability team, specialising in climate, environment and energy issues. IKEA has announced it had officially plugged-in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, …

Bioenergy Bytes

EWEA Welcomes ETS Reform, Carbon Reserve Goals

Joanna Schroeder

The EU-28 Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to introduce a market stability reserve in 2019 to tackle a glut of over 2 billion excess permits in the Emissions Trading System (ETS). At hearing the news, the European Windy Energy Association welcomed the move made between lawmakers to reform the ETS before 2021. According to EWEA, the surplus …

Carbon Dioxide, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Wind

Georgia Power Rolls Out EV Fleet

Joanna Schroeder

Georgia Power has rolled out a new fleet of 32 new plug-in electric hybrid Chevy Volts during an onsite event. Georgia Power Chairman, President & CEO Paul Bowers was joined by Commissioner Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) and Michael Beinenson of the EV Club of the South to celebrate the edition of the alternative energy electric …

Alternative energy, Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles

Abengoa to Build U.S. MSW Biorefinery

Joanna Schroeder

Abengoa has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert more than 200,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) into syncrude that will be converted into more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel. The plant will be located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, around 20 miles east of Reno, Nevada. The contract, …

advance biofuels, Renewable Energy, Waste-to-Energy

Vattenfall’s DanTysk Offshore Wind Project Online

Joanna Schroeder

Vattenfall has officially begun operations of its DanTysk offshore wind farm. Located 70 kilometers west of Sylt Island, the project is the first infrastructure project jointly implemented by Vattenfall and SWM. DanTysk is comprised of 80 Siemens wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 288 MW. The event was celebrated by several key energy players in Europe including: German …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, offshore wind, Renewable Energy

FEW Set to Break Records

Joanna Schroeder

The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), is taking place June 1-4, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is set to have the largest number of ethanol producers ever gathered at an industry event with more than 600 producers. During the course of the event, they’ll discuss issues categorized into four tracks: Track 1: Production and Operations; Track 2: Leadership …

advance biofuels, biofuels, conferences, Ethanol

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Mississippi Power is expanding its renewable generation portfolio with an agreement to team on another utility-scale solar electric generating farm, this time with solar provider Origis Energy. The company, and Origis, are working to develop a 52 MW solar project on 485 acres in Sumrall, Miss. pending approval by the Mississippi Public Service Commission. More than 104,000 Illinois residents now …

Bioenergy Bytes

Black & Veatch Commission Microgrid

Joanna Schroeder

Black & Veatch has commissioned its new microgrid system that provides power to the Rodman Innovation Pavilion located at the company’s Kansas World Headquarters. The microgrid uses a combination of natural gas, solar energy, geothermal and battery storage, and is the first of its kind in the state. It can operate as an independent power source or in support of …

Alternative energy, Clean Energy, Electricity, Energy Storage, Geothermal, Microgrid, Natural Gas, Solar

Kyocera Dedicates Floating Mega Solar Plants

Joanna Schroeder

Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation’s joint venture Kyocera TCL Solar has completed construction of two floating mega-solar power plants at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The plants will generate an estimated 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) per year. The solar modules are 255-watt Kyocera modules with 11,256 used in total for the project …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, Solar, water