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Managing and Reducing Risk for Renewable Technologies

energynews Posted in Weather on Nov 16th, 2013 with

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In recent years the use of renewable technologies to generate power has increased at an exponential rate. This growing focus on new sources of energy has seen increased investment in renewable technologies across the globe. Investment in renewable energy is increasing in both established and new territories. Whilst OECD countries still account for the majority…

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How to find an energy efficient alternative to American-style fridge freezers

energynews Posted in Weather on Nov 11th, 2013 with

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American-style fridge freezers are often prized as a must-have appliance for a modern kitchen – and the bigger the better it seems! But should you choose a supersized fridge to complete your kitchen or opt for something more energy efficient? Whether you’re planning an entire kitchen redesign or just looking to replace your current fridge-freezer,…

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US Wind Power Slumps in 2013 After Tax Credit Drives 2012 Boom

energynews Posted in Weather on Nov 5th, 2013 with

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NEW YORK CITY — U.S. utilities agreed to buy 7.6 gigawatts of wind capacity this year through September, as construction in 2013 slowed to a trickle after a federal tax credit expired at the end of 2012, the American Wind Energy Association said. About 70 megawatts of wind farms were connected to the grid in…

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Major European Utility Set for Dramatic Renewable Energy Transformation

energynews Posted in Weather on Nov 4th, 2013 with

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LONDON — One of Europe’s largest utilities is on the cusp of reportedly transforming its business from being a centralised energy provider into a decentralized energy provider. According to energycollective.com, the board of Germany’s RWE (FWB: RWE) agreed last month on the momentous change in strategy and the move is now being evaluated within the…

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An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

energynews Posted in Weather on Nov 2nd, 2013 with

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W. Bush. Congress appropriated and President Barack Obama allocated $400 million in 2009 to begin funding the agency’s first projects. ARPA-E exists within the broader organizational framework of…

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