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Funding Opportunity Announcement for a Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

On April 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $4 million funding opportunity titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium.” This funding opportunity is supporting the advancement of wave and tidal energy technologies while developing a globally competitive MHK workforce. This funding will support one consortium of universities over three years in […]

Renewable Energy state Aid Guidelines: Relief for Large Scale Power but Concern for Smaller Projects

Final Guidelines much improved on previous proposals, but still pose serious risks to UK Feed-in Tariffs The outcome of the European Commission’s review of State Aid Guidelines for renewable energy between 2014 and 2020 was published yesterday [1]. The Commission has reviewed the Guidelines to move renewables support programmes towards competitive allocation mechanisms, such as […]

RenewableUK shocked and Disappointed by Government’s “anti-business, anti-localism” Agenda as Eric Pickles says leave all onshore Wind Decisions to me

RenewableUK commented on the news that the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, has today announced that he will be extending his period of pulling in decisions on renewable energy projects for a further 12 months. The announcement means that he has the option to take the final decision to consent or refuse all […]

Montana Rules hinder Renewable Power Projects, Feds Say

In a strongly worded ruling, a federal commission Thursday said Montana Public Service Commission rules are improperly hindering small, renewable-power projects in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the PSC rules create an “unreasonable obstacle” for the projects to get contracts to sell their power to utilities, as well as go against a […]

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive launches today

Renewable heating now affordable for millions of homes The Government has today launched the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (d-RHI) [1]. This incentive scheme pays households for the heating and/or hot water they supply themselves with new renewable heating systems. It is designed to make renewable home heating – such as solar hot water, wood fuel […]

State Aid Rules: Commission denies Potential of Small-scale Renewables

Today, the European Commission will present its new Environmental and Energy Aid Guidelines (EEAG) for the period 2014-2020. EPIA warns that this revised State Aid regime discriminates against small-scale generation and could badly harm the Member States’ ability to design efficient and adequate measures to support the uptake of different renewable energy technologies. In its new EEAG, the […]

Energy Commission Continues Investing Hundreds of Millions In Next-Generation Clean Technologies

Looking to achieve breakthroughs and bring innovations from “lab to life” In search of innovative technologies to improve the state’s electricity system, the California Energy Commission has launched a series of solicitations to fund research and development projects, investing more than $100 million in solutions for California homes, businesses, and industries. Projects will be funded […]

U.S. Geothermal announces Agreement to acquire Ram Power’s Geysers Project

U.S. Geothermal Inc. (NYSE MKT: HTM, TSX: GTH) (the “Company”), a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that it has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire Ram Power, Corp.’s (“Ram”) Geysers project for $6,400,000 in cash. The Ram subsidiaries included in the […]

Fundacion Iberdrola backs Two Fulbright Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies in United States

Main lines of action include fostering and sharing knowledge These two-year scholarships are being awarded under its Scholarship Scheme, for which over €2 million in funding has been earmarked this year alone With this support from the foundation, young Spaniards will be able to complete studies in areas linked to energy, environment and technology As […]

Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit passes Critical Test as Senate Finance Committee sends Tax Extenders Bill to Floor

The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) were included today with bipartisan support, as the U.S. Senate Finance Committee reported out a tax extenders package whose swift passage is critically important to the continued growth of the U.S. wind energy industry. “We’re grateful to all the supporters of renewable energy […]