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Coober Pedy energy transition

Australian Town Seeks Stable Energy Transition, Instead Buys a Lemon

Australian Town Seeks Stable Energy Transition, Instead Buys a Lemon

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits Coober Pedy is currently playing out a worst-case scenario for energy transition, and it behooves us all to understand what led them there. The South Australian mining town currently operates a very costly 3.9 MW diesel power plant to supply power to the region. After making the seemingly wise choice

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Energy Investments Get Results

Clean Energy Investments Pay Off Big Time, New Study Shows NRDC, November 15, 2016 Some have contended that driving down climate-altering carbon pollution inevitably means hefty cost penalties for utility customers, as renewable energy and energy efficiency replace fossil-fueled power plants (many on the verge of extreme old age), but my former NRDC colleague Sierra

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A Survey of the Evolution of the Renewable Energy Market

Waiting for a Rockefeller: Meet the Next `Supermajors’ of Energy Bloomberg, April 3, 2016. Image credit: geralt Clean power remains a tumultuous and fragmented business, crowded with companies grabbing for slices of an emerging market that aspires to reshape how the world meets its energy needs. They rise and fall as technology advances and demand seesaws.

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Solar Outshines Wind and Hydro as California’s Top Renewable Source

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 15, 2016. Image credit: Jeremy Levine Utility-scale solar has been growing like a weed in California, and their latest milestones are in the CA Independent System Operator’s 2015 year-end figures. More energy was provided by solar than by wind sources in the state (a first) or by hydroelectricity (also a first).

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Renewable Energy Tax Credit Set to Expire at the End of 2016

Wind, Solar, and the Renewable Energy Tax Credit ACHR News, August 31, 2015. Image credit: Tax Credits An existing federal tax credit for residential renewable energy systems, specifically solar, wind, and geothermal, is set to expire at the end of 2016. The NEWS has covered what this means for the burgeoning geothermal market extensively, but the

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How One Big Texas City Plans to Go 100% Renewable by 2017

This Big Texas City Will Soon Be Powered Entirely By Wind And Sun Think Progress, June 11, 2015. Image credit: geralt Located about 30 miles north of the Texas capital in a deeply conservative county, the city of Georgetown will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy within the next couple years. Georgetown’s residents and

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Rhode Island’s Long-Term Sustainability Goals Encourage Solar & Wind

Solar panels helping RI to meet renewable energy goals Turn to 10, May 20, 2015. Image credit: afrndz About 1,600 solar panels now sit on what was once vacant town-owned land, generating enough electricity to power 100 homes, and bring in $3,000 in annual tax revenue to the town of Richmond. With more states offering

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Worldwide Green Energy Investments on the Rise

Renewables Re-energized: Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014 Frankfurt School Press Release, March 31, 2015. Image credit: Kreatif Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase to $270 Billion in 2014 after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower

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