Mid-Year Renewable Energy Check-Up

Joanna Schroeder

Heading in to the second half of 2015, renewable energy accounted for nearly 70 percent of new electrical generation for the firs six months as reported by the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. The report finds wind accounts for more than half (50.64%) of the 1,969 MW of new …

biomass, Clean Energy, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind

HydroPower Opportunities Abound in Oregon

Joanna Schroeder

HydroVision took place this week in Oregon and during the event, Voith Hydro President and CEO Bob Gallo said that the state provides, “the perfect setting to shine a light on the value of hydropower”. The company has an office in Springfield, Oregon in addition to offices in several other states. “Oregon is the perfect showcase for hydropower’s past, as …

Clean Energy, Hydro

Renewables “Rock” U.S. Energy Growth

Joanna Schroeder

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

Know the Down Low on RPS Legislation

Joanna Schroeder

There is a lot of activity happening throughout the United States with respect to Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) legislation for the year. To keep people informed, the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) has published a Summary of State Renewable Portfolio Standard Legislation in 2015 brief. To date, 87 distinct bills have been introduced in 32 states although only …

Clean Energy, Electricity, energy efficiency, Geothermal, Hydro

DOE Releases 2014 Hydropower Market Report

Joanna Schroeder

The Department of Energy has released its 2014 Hydropower Market Report. The study quantifies the current size, scope and variability of U.S. hydropower supplies. Today, the renewable energy source provides nearly 7 percent of the U.S. electricity supply – enough to power more than 20 million homes – and its growing with federal support. The report also highlights how hydropower …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Hydro, Renewable Energy

Renewables Exceed 75% Of New Gen Capacity

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable energy sources including wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower provided over 75 percent of the 1,1229 MW of new electrical generating capacity that went online in first quarter of 2015. The results were published in the recent “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. The remaining 302 MW added was from natural …

biomass, Geothermal, Hydro, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

U.S. Continues Support for Hydropower

Joanna Schroeder

Three federal U.S. agencies have renewed their support of hydropower in America. The Department of Interior and the Department of Energy (DOE) in conjunction with the Civil Works division of the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers, have extended their MOU for hydropower for five additional years. The purpose of the MOU is to meet the need for affordable energy, …

Clean Energy, Hydro, Renewable Energy

Bennet Files Amendment for Bridge to Tax Reform

Joanna Schroeder

Trade groups are calling for national support of the Bennet Amendment for Bridge to Tax Reform. U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has filed an amendment to the annual budget resolution being considered this week by the Senate that would make room for renewable and efficiency tax credits. The amendment specifies “a fund for “creating clean energy jobs, including extending over …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, Miscellaneous, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

KenGen Commissions Geothermal Plant in Kenya

Joanna Schroeder

Kenya continues to rise as one of the leading countries tapping into geothermal energy. The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has inaugurated the 140 MW Oklaria 1 power plant, the last phase of the 280 MW geothermal facility. KenGen believes the additional electricity produced will help further stabilize volatile electricity costs throughout the country. H.E President Paul Kagame of the …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, International, Renewable Energy

IRENA & ADFD Fund 5 Renewable Energy Projects

Joanna Schroeder

Five renewable projects in developing countries have been awarded USD 57 million in concessional loans by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). The projects have a combined total capacity of 35 megawatts and will bring power to more than 200,000 people in rural communities. The loans will go to projects located in …

Geothermal, Hydro, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind