Biofuel

Hundreds of deep-sea vents found spewing methane off US coast

Recent surveys off the US coast have discovered vents spewing a potent greenhouse gas and curiously purple creatures deep below the sea’s surface  newscientist.com - 27th Jul

California is covering mountains with sensors to fight drought

A project is kicking off in the Sierra Nevada mountains to monitor moisture levels to help control the state’s water supplies and hydro powernewscientist.com - 27th Jul

First power reported from Wales' largest onshore wind farm

Developer Vattenfall says 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project on track for full completion early next yearbusinessgreen.com - 13th Jul

Europe regains ground in renewable energy investment attractiveness...

The latest bi-annual EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) sees European countries regaining ground after falling down the ranking to emerging markets in May 2016.In the index top 10, France moved up one position to 7th as a result of the country's plan to tender for 3GW of new solar capacity over the next three years. Construction of a factory to produce ... moreyourrenewablenews.com - 13th Jul

Giant coal cranes to be decommissioned at Asns Power Station

The big, yellow coal cranes at Asnæs Power Station's port will be decommissioned and removed due to declining coal consumption and increasing energy production from renewable energy sources. Since 1984, the two large coal cranes have unloaded millions of tonnes of coal at Asnæs Power Station. Those days are over. The work on decommissioning the coal cranes will begin ... moreyourrenewablenews.com - 13th Jul

Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds

Paris (UPI) Oct 25, 2016 The International Energy Agency said Tuesday it expected the share of renewable energy on the global grid to expand more than initially thought. "We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables" IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said in a statement. In its latest market report, the IEA said it expected the share of renewable energy to increase 13 persolardaily.com - 13th Jul

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of...

Charlottesville VA (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Despite the potential for powering the world with energy from the sun - the most abundant source of renewable energy - only about 1 percent of the world's energy production currently comes through solar cell technology. That's because solar cells are expensive to produce and are susceptible to efficiency reductions over time. For this reason, scientists continue to seek new solar cell matesolardaily.com - 13th Jul

Statoil adds California to US offshore wind development hopes

Statoil has informed the US government of its interest in potential development of a commercial wind energy project in federal waters off the coast of Morrow Bay, California – the same zone targeted by Seattle-based Trident Winds, a senior company official told Recharge.rechargenews.com - 13th Jul

30,000 Solar Panels Installed Every Hour

30,000 solar panels will be installed every hour around the world over the next 5 years according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA has revised its forecasts out to 2021 after 500,000 solar panels were installed each day around the world last year. Wind power also grew at a rapid rate in 2015. In China alone, 48 wind turbines were installed every day. The latest edition of the organisation’s Medium-Term Renewable Market Report predicts renewables...energymatters.com.au - 13th Jul

Sonnen Deploys Battery Storage In Affordable Housing

Sonnen energy storage has been implemented at the McKnight Lane Affordable Housing Development in Vermont, USA; helping to transform a trailer park into a an energy resilient community. Consisting of fourteen energy efficient homes, McKnight Lane is the first net-zero, low-income rental housing development in the country. Each home has a 6 kW rooftop solar panel array and a 6 kWh sonnen battery system. The energy storage can provide households up to six hours of emergency backup...energymatters.com.au - 13th Jul