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100% renewable energy: Cleveland sets a big goal as it sheds its fossil fuel past

InsideClimate News: Cleveland, Ohio, which has worked for years to reinvent itself as it sheds its industrial past, has become the latest major city to announce plans to shift to 100 percent renewable energy sources for electricity. The plan stands out in a state that in recent years has been more inclined to roll back […]

September 24, 2018 Read More →

End appears near for Navajo Generating Station

Arizona Republic: It’s now a lock that the biggest coal plant in the West and the mine that feeds it will close in December 2019, if not earlier, and there is no proposal from anyone to stop it and little hope it would ever reopen. Middle River Power of Illinois and its affiliated New York […]

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Arkansas utilities agree: ‘No new coal’

Arkansas Business: King Coal isn’t dead, but it’s being dethroned as the top fuel source for creating electric power in Arkansas. “Out of favor is probably a good term” for coal’s status, Entergy Arkansas’ Kurt Castleberry said this month, noting market forces and growing environmental awareness among consumers that have made lower-emission natural gas-fueled generation […]

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Mitsubishi is the latest Japanese firm to take a second look at coal investments

Australian Financial Review ($): Australia’s biggest thermal coal customer is hardening its attitude towards the fuel, with Japan’s biggest bank and one of Japan’s biggest power and mining conglomerates tightening their coal investment policies in recent days. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which is Japan’s largest lender and largest bank by assets, said it was reviewing […]

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$1.4 billion Baltic offshore wind farm begins producing power

CNBC: A large offshore wind farm, operated by German utility firm E.ON in partnership with Norway’s Equinor, has sent its first electricity to the German grid. An equally-shared joint venture between E.ON and Equinor, the Arkona wind farm is situated in the German part of the Baltic Sea, Equinor said Monday. Investment in the project […]

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Major Indian manufacturer turns to renewable generation

APN News: Wienerberger India’s robotic plant producing over 70,000 large format hollow blocks each day for the fast-growing construction industry has moved to sustainable electricity sources including wind and solar energy. Initially, Wienerberger India’s state-of-the-art factory, located in Kunigal, 70 kms from Bangalore, was dependent solely on conventional energy sources for its electricity requirement. This […]

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GE moving ahead with larger, two-piece wind turbine blades

Windpower Monthly: GE Renewable Energy has launched a new 5.3MW onshore turbine model with a 158-metre rotor. GE’s new 5.3MW turbine will offer the same 158-metre rotor as its 4.8MW model. The new model joins the previously unveiled 4.8MW model, with the same rotor, on GE’s Cypress platform. Its latest iteration will offer a 50% […]

September 24, 2018 Read More →

Navajo Generating Station purchase falls through

Bloomberg: Private equity company Middle River Power LLC is ending its bid to buy Navajo Generating Station, the biggest coal-fired power station west of the Mississippi River. The collapse of the deal deeply threatens the survival of the coal-fired power plant in Page, Ariz., which is slated to close at the end of 2019 unless […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →

Texas munis to make major solar buy

PV Magazine: Five utilities in Texas have announced plans to develop 500 MW of solar farms. New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), Bryan Texas Utilities, Denton Municipal Electric, Garland Power and Light and the Kerryville Public Utility Board have teamed up to create the purchasing power necessary to fund their commitment to renewable generation. For NBU, as […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →

Gas industry may be next target for renewables, analysts say

Reuters: The global gas industry, boosted by a host of new projects to feed booming demand, is in better shape than at any point in the last five years but analysts warn it is getting ahead of itself, pointing to the rise of renewable energy as a threat. Commodity merchant Vitol expects trade in liquefied […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →