Advanced Wind Turbines to Soar Higher

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz gave an engaging presentation during the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference and Exhibition taking place in Orlando, Florida. He noted that new wind resource maps are showing the ability for advanced wind turbines to reach stronger winds higher above the ground, unlocking a previously untapped wind resource area that the DOE believes could eventually …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Wind

Ethanol Producers Manage Growth, Change

Joanna Schroeder

The 10th annual Biofuels Financial Conference is right around the corner. This year’s theme is “Managing Expectations” and will focus on ways the successful biofuels facilities are watching for ways to manage capital, reinvest profits and help their plants evolve says John Christianson, CPA and Partner at Christianson & Associates, PLLP, based in Willmar, MN. The Biofuels Financial Conference is …

Biodiesel, biofuels, conferences, Ethanol

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd., one of India’s largest clean energy companies, has appointed Ajay K Goel as President Solar & Chief New Businesses. In his current role, Ajay will be responsible for building new businesses on the distributed side of the solar sector focusing on commercial, industrial and residential segments. Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. and its development partner …

Bioenergy Bytes

EIA Unveils Updated Global Energy Portal

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has gone live with its updated International Energy Portal to improve access for people seeking information on international energy data and trends. “With most of the future growth in energy consumption expected to occur outside of the United States and with increasingly interconnected world energy markets, a clear perspective on the international energy landscape …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Energy, International

Catholic Church Becomes Vocal on Climate Change

Joanna Schroeder

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) is still 200 days away but organizations are not waiting until the event gets closer to encourage countries to step up their climate change actions and policies. One such organization is the Catholic Church, representing 1.1 billion globally practicing the faith. Recently Pope Francis endorsed a Catholic petition calling for bold climate …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Environment, global warming, International

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Winning in the category of “website activism,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) received a prestigious 2015 Gold Communicator Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) as part of its 21st annual worldwide awards competition. The award goes to sites that “encourage or promote change and public involvement”. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. has announced that it will …


Georgia Power Begins 3×30 Solar Project

Joanna Schroeder

Several military bases and soon to be energized by solar power. This week, Georgia Power has begun construction on new solar projects at Georgia Army bases Fort Gordon near Augusta and Fort Stewart near Savannah. At groundbreaking events at the bases last Thursday and Friday, leadership from the company, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), the U.S. Army, the U.S. …

Clean Energy, Electricity, military, Solar

Sen Udall & Friends Unveil National RES Bill

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and friends, Edward Markey (D-MA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) has introduced a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) they say will pump nearly $300 billion into the economy while combating climate change. The bill would require utilities to generate 30 percent of their …

biomass, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electricity, Geothermal, Renewable Electricty Standard (RES), Solar, Wind

Ecuador Rolls Out Ethanol Program

Joanna Schroeder

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has issued a decree that orders the gradual national roll out of a 10pc ethanol blend in gasoline, using a price index published by Argus Americas Biofuels. The country is branding the ethanol-blend “Ecopais” and the goal is aimed at reducing the country’s growing high-octane gas imports that are blended with locally produced low-octane gas …

biofuels, Ethanol, International, Renewable Energy

What’s the GHG Performance of Polluters?

Joanna Schroeder

Next 10 has released, “Green Innovation Index, International Edition,” a report that analyzes and ranks the economic and energy performance of the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting countries. The reports reviews country gross domestic product (GDP), emissions, energy productivity, renewable energy generation, clean tech investments and other key metrics. The report find the European Union collectively, and its …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy