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China's Coal Consumption Fell in 2014

January 28, 2015 by Lauri Myllyvirta

For the first time this century China’s coal consumption has fallen, according to data from both the Chinese Coal Industry Association and the National Energy Administration. The amount remains in question, with the Coal Industry Association reporting around 3.5% but NEA data showing a fall of only 0.4%.[read more]

4 Things to Watch For in the 2015 Energy Storage Market

January 27, 2015 by Katherine Tweed
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The energy storage market really began to heat up in 2014, but the coming year promises a faster pace and bigger scale, according to Ravi Manghani, senior energy storage analyst with GTM Research. Here's what to keep an eye on in this year.[read more]

Falling Oil Prices Won't Hurt Clean Energy

January 26, 2015 by Devashree Saha
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Green Energy and Oil Price Effects

The price of crude oil has crashed in the past few months. That’s bad for the clean energy sector, right? Actually, not necessarily. Not only do falling oil prices have limited impact on clean energy, but the latest price volatility only underscores how unstable petroleum sources remain.[read more]

Unintended (Intended) Consequence of More Frequent Severe Weather: Record German Wind Energy

January 19, 2015 by Roman Kilisek
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Weather and Wind in Germany

One of the unintended – or by some measure a definitely intended and thus foreseen – consequences of the increasing occurrence of severe weather over Europe showed up in the latest data from December on German wind power generation.[read more]

Wind Energy Output: Clearing the Air

January 15, 2015 by Adam Whitmore
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Wind Output Analysis

Loss of output from wind turbines as they age is roughly in line with that from other technologies. Looking at an earlier claim that deterioration is much more rapid than this provides useful lessons for spotting erroneous results that could distort policy debates.[read more]

Why 2015 is the Year for Clean Energy in the U.S. and China

January 12, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange
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China, the United State, and Clean Energy

With a new year comes new promises and opportunities, and that also goes for the U.S. and China, the world’s biggest climate polluters. The good news is both nations appear ready to embrace solar and other renewables, investments that will cement their recent, bilateral agreement to tackle climate change.[read more]

India's Green Bond: Bright Example of Innovative Clean Energy Financing

January 12, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

India and Clean Energy Financing

As a new year kicks off, India's renewable energy market is surging ahead. Prime Minister Modi's government just targeted $100 billion worth of investments to support reaching the ambitious goal of installing 100 gigawatts of solar energy by 2022.[read more]

American Petroleum Institute Includes Wind in its Annual Energy Report for the First Time

January 9, 2015 by Shauna Theel

Wind Energy Growth and Support

The American Petroleum Institute, in its annual State of American Energy report, included an entire section on wind written by the American Wind Energy Association. In contrast, API’s 2014 State of American Energy report did not mention “wind” once.[read more]

Cape Wind Loses Power Contracts, Becomes Victim of Class Warfare

January 9, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Nearly a decade and a half after it was first proposed, America's first commercial offshore wind project, Cape Wind, could be on its last legs. Recently, National Grid and NSTAR, companies that agreed to buy electricity from Cape Wind, said they were scrapping their power purchase agreements with the developer.[read more]

Cleantech Venture Capital: Why Are These Investors Smiling?

January 8, 2015 by Eric Wesoff

Cleantech Venture Capital Investment

I'm going to suggest that cleantech venture capital, measured by societal impact, has been a success in 2014 and over the last few years. For the moment, I'm not going to allow conventional wisdom to intrude, and I'm going to ignore the smoking craters where most cleantech VC funds and startups once stood.[read more]

California Governor Jerry Brown Calls for 50% Renewables by 2030

January 7, 2015 by Jeff St. John
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California Governor Jerry Brown has upped the ante on the state’s green energy goals, calling for a big increase in renewable energy, alternative fuels and building efficiency over the next 15 years, along with the smart grid investments to put them to use.[read more]

The Sol-Wind IPO: Can a Renewable YieldCo Win Master Limited Partnership Benefits?

January 4, 2015 by Eric Wesoff

Sol-Wind is an aggregation of 184 megawatts of mostly solar assets (with some wind) in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. The firm looks to raise $100 million in this IPO, with UBS Investment Bank and Citigroup leading the transaction. Backers include hedge fund 40 North.[read more]

A Bipartisan Group Of Senators Is Pushing For Distributed Wind: Here's Why It Matters

January 1, 2015 by Nick Blitterswyk
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A group of Senators recently urged the U.S. Department of Energy to continue funding programs for the domestic distributed wind energy industry. The bipartisan group, led by Senator Al Franken, wrote a letter highlighting the clear potential for distributed wind power.[read more]

Germany's Energiewende Requires Sophisticated Governance, Political Stamina

December 31, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Seeing the Energiewende Through

Conceptualizing a change in energy policy as broad and ambitious as Energiewende – Germany’s goal to transition nearly 100 percent of its electricity supply to renewable energy by 2050 – is one thing. And implementing such a policy is another thing entirely.[read more]

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An Easy Step Forward Towards Cleaner Energy: Ending Subsidies For Fossil Fuels

December 23, 2014 by Jonathan Doochin
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As we attempt to move towards a clean energy economy, numerous roadblocks remain. One of the major obstacles standing in the way might not be as obvious as the others—federal subsidies. As we seek to accelerate the world’s transition to a clean energy economy, a rational approach to subsidies is critical.[read more]