NREL Releases E15 & Infrastructure Report

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a paper addressing the compatibility of E15 with gas station equipment. “E15 and Infrastructure” looks at compatibility of E15 through a literature review of published works by refueling equipment manufacturers, industry groups and federal agencies. The paper also includes a summary of applicable codes and standards, review of equipment manufacturer products, and …

biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol

SMART Adds Propane AutoGas

Joanna Schroeder Alternative energy, Propane

SMART has added 61 new Connector paratransit propane autogas fuel system buses. This, says SMART, makes them the second largest propane autogas powered paratransit fleet in Michigan and one of the top five largest in the country. “SMART is committed to responsibly and eco-consciously serving the communities in southeast Michigan. By using domestically produced propane we help support local jobs …

Alternative energy, Propane

Renewables “Rock” U.S. Energy Growth

Joanna Schroeder biomass, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, Natural Gas, Nuclear Energy, Oil, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

The SUN Day Campaign’s Ken Bossong, has noted once again that renewable energy sources are dominating the new energy landscape according to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. The reports shows wind and solar accounted for all new generating capacity placed in-service in April. For the month, two “units” …

biomass, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, Natural Gas, Nuclear Energy, Oil, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

NV Energy & TASC Reach Net Metering Compromise

Joanna Schroeder Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Solar

Nevada-operating utility company NV Energy has reached a net metering agreement after working with The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC). The state is one of several currently attempting to alter favorable net metering policies as rooftop solar energy grows in popularity. Amendment to SB 374 would: Define the existing 3% net metering cap to be 235 megawatts. This 235 megawatts …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Solar

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder Bioenergy Bytes

JinkoSolar has announced that its production facility in Penang, Malaysia has officially begun operations. The production facility, which began construction in March 2015 and received TUV certification in late April, has begun to produce highly-efficient cells and multi-crystalline modules. Full production capacity of 500 MW of cells and 450 MW of modules per year is expected to be reached within …

Bioenergy Bytes

EcoTech: Clean Jobs Continue to Grow

Joanna Schroeder Clean Energy, Education, Electricity

Clean jobs continue to grow with more than one million green energy job postings across the nation during Q1 2015 according to Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index. The index is based on Bureau of Labor Statistics and includes jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their company’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use few natural resources. “As more businesses …

Clean Energy, Education, Electricity

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder Bioenergy Bytes

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its Indian business partner, Essel Infraprojects Limited (“EIL”), to establish a solar cell and module manufacturing facility joint venture. The MOU declares a 500MW production capacity for the JV and outlines the duties of each party. Broadwind Energy, Inc. has announced that Peter Duprey, …

Bioenergy Bytes

AWEA: Prez Candidates Must Back Wind

Joanna Schroeder Clean Energy, conferences, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind

During WINDPOWER 2015 this week, new American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Board Chair Mike Garland declared that it is time for the wind industry to start flexing its muscle. “From the smallest companies to the largest, we have a shared responsibility to make this vision a reality,” said Garland, president and CEO of Pattern Energy. “Everyone in this industry needs …

Clean Energy, conferences, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder Bioenergy Bytes

The International Solar Energy Expo & Conference (EXPO Solar) will be held at KINTEX in Korea for 3 days from September 9 –11, 2015. More than 320 companies from over 20 countries, including China, Europe, Japan, the Middle East and the U.S. will participate in the ‘EXPO Solar 2015’, which celebrates its 7th anniversary this year. Over 28,000 foreign and …

Bioenergy Bytes

GEA Tells Senate: Geothermal Yes

Joanna Schroeder Clean Energy, Electricity, Geothermal, Renewable Energy

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is vocally supporting a bi-partisan legislation package that they say “would help expand geothermal power by addressing some of the most important barriers to geothermal development in the U.S.” according to Karl Gawell, Executive Director of the Geothermal Energy Association, GEA. The association singled out 562, S. 1057. (Note S. 822 is included as a …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Geothermal, Renewable Energy