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Europe must push Renewable Energy Production to achieve Climate Targets, Study says

More than 45% of European electricity production would need to come from renewable energy sources by 2030, if Europe wants to meet its climate targets. The finding comes from a just-published study on the electric sector in Europe by the non-government organization CDP. The European Commission is pushing to cut European greenhouse gases emissions by […]

UK renewable energy jobs grow over 7 times faster than national average employment growth

New figures show significant boost in renewable energy employment Uncertain political climate could threaten strong growth The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has today released regional and national jobs analysis, which has revealed remarkable growth in the UK’s renewable energy labour market. In the UK as a whole, employment in renewable energy increased by 9% across […]

Ormat Technologies announces closing of its equity transaction with Northleaf for the sale and purchase of an equity interest in a portfolio with an aggregate value of $442 million

Ormat receives $162.3 million for 36.75% equity interest in a 106 MW portfolio Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Ormat Nevada Inc. (Ormat) fulfilled all conditions precedent and achieved financial closing under the previously announced equity transaction with Northleaf Capital Partners. Pursuant to the purchase agreement, which the parties executed […]

Capstone Chosen for Energy Project to Upgrade Top Pork Producer in Lithuania

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a leading pork producer in Lithuania. Sarlin Oy Ab, Capstone’s distributor for Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in […]

U.S. Geothermal provides Company Update

U.S. Geothermal Inc., a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, provides this update on the results of its three operating projects for the first quarter of 2015, and the status of development activities. OPERATIONS Our three operating plants produced 95,926 megawatt-hours during the first quarter, […]

Public support for renewables remains enormous

New figures show massive public support for renewable energy Figures come as REA survey reveals renewable energy largely ignored during general election campaign Almost eight in ten (78%) British people support the use of renewable energy to provide the UK’s electricity, fuel and heat, according to the latest figures from the Department for Energy and […]

Energy Department Announces $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

The Energy Department today announced $10.5 million in available funding to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related testing of these systems. Such advances will help these devices harness even more sustainable energy from the enormous potential of the nation’s oceans and rivers. As part of […]

Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope, and variability of our nation’s hydropower supplies. Hydropower currently provides […]

ORNL Scientists generate Landmark DOE Hydropower Report

For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity. The 98-page report by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Rocio Uria-Martinez, Patrick O’Connor and Megan Johnson is a resource that describes key features of […]

ORNL scientists generate landmark DOE hydropower report

For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity. The 98-page report by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Rocio Uria-Martinez, Patrick O’Connor and Megan Johnson is a resource that describes key features of […]