Monthly Archives: June 2013

Preliminary Staff Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released for the Hydrogen Energy California Project

The California Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy today released a preliminary analysis of the proposed Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) project. The preliminary staff assessment/draft environmental impact statement (PSA/DEIS), concluded that the proposed facility has significant, and for the most part, unresolved issues. The power plant facility would use integrated gasification combined cycle […]

Preliminary Staff Assessment Released for Palen Solar Electric Generating System Project

The California Energy Commission staff today released its preliminary analysis of the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System project. In the preliminary staff assessment (PSA), Commission staff concluded that, in all but nine technical sections, with the implementation of recommended mitigation measures described in the conditions of certification, the proposed 500-megawatt (MW) solar thermal power […]

Statement by CEO of NextEra Energy on Nomination of Ron Binz as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman

NextEra Energy, Inc., (NYSE: NEE) President and CEO Jim Robo issued the following statement following the announcement that President Obama has nominated Ron Binz as the next chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: “President Obama has made a superb choice in nominating Ron Binz as the next chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. […]

Vestas secures 107 MW order in Australia

This latest project in Australia once again confirms Vestas’ ability to play a key role in engineering bankable solutions. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 30 of 29 June 2013, today, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the supply of 51 wind turbines to the Taralga Wind Farm […]

Vestas wins Order for Largest Wind Energy Project in the Philippines

Vestas’ new 87 MW order in the emerging wind market of the Philippines made possible through close co-operation with EDC, the Philippines’ leading renewable energy developer. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 29 of 28 June 2013, today, Vestas received a firm and unconditional order from Energy Development Corporation (EDC) of […]

Hanwha Q.Cells provides PV-Modules for one of the Largest Solar Parks in Turkey

Q. Pro Modules were chosen after winning independent tests by PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin Reference project was implemented using Q.Cells Q.Pro Modules in the fast developing Turkish PV Market Hanwha Q CELLS was selected by ELSE Enerji to provide its Q CELLS Q.PRO modules for one of the largest solar power plants in the fast developing […]

Meridian sells its share in Macarthur wind farm

Meridian Energy announced today it has sold its interest in Macarthur wind farm to Malakoff Corporation Berhad, a Malaysian power generator and retailer. Macarthur is operated by AGL Energy Limited. Meridian and AGL have been working on the development since 2007 and in 2010 entered into a 50:50 joint venture to build Macarthur with a […]

CPS Energy, Solar San Antonio Agree on Commercial Rebate Changes

Working together, CPS Energy and local solar installers, led by Solar San Antonio, agreed on a plan that would lower two commercial solar rebate incentives while providing additional funds to the program. The change provides a solution to depleted funds for solar rebates following a sudden influx of commercial applications. The entities addressed the issue […]

Citing Nordex Announcement in Arkansas, Wind Industry says Consistent Tax Policy from Congress Needed to Avoid Losing More U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

In the wake of today’s announcement from Nordex USA, Inc. that it will cease manufacturing wind turbine housings at its factory in Jonesboro, Arkansas, largely because of unpredictable U.S. policies, the U.S. wind energy industry renewed its call for a predictable tax policy to keep U.S. manufacturing jobs. “Wind power has been good for Arkansas […]

Cellulose and Enzyme Model Sheds Light on New Strategy for Conversion Process

The researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)—both valuable partners of the Bioenergy Technologies Office—have published an article in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences that highlights a new strategy to effectively convert non-edible, or cellulosic, feedstocks into biofuels. Cellulose is a naturally-occurring, nanofiber structure within […]