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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • November 20, 2014,   by Craig Morris

    Bavaria has the most PV installed of any German state. But southern Germany is going to lose quite a bit of nuclear power by the end of 2022, so Bavaria cannot do without wind power. It is hard to...

    November 14, 2014,  

    “Based on the concessions that we currently have, including Iloilo and the ones in Ilocos Norte, I think there’s a potential of about 550 MW,” EDC president Richard Tantoco told reporters Thursday...

    November 14, 2014,   by WILLIAM VALLELY

    Mount Mercer’s 64 turbines became operational in the middle of this year and a family living about one kilometre away is unsure “what the fuss is all about”. “We barely hear them,” said Stephen Kent,...

  • August 25, 2014,   by Craig Morris

    In other words, since 2006 we have witnessed a stabilization of Germany’s impressively reliable grid even as some 35 gigawatts of solar and 35 gigawatts of wind were installed on a grid with peak...

    August 20, 2014,   by Jérôme Guillet and John Evans

    This is what feed-in tariffs do, fundamentally, by setting a fixed price for wind production which is high enough to reassure producers on their initial investment, and low enough to provide a hedge...

    August 19, 2014,   by Jérôme Guillet and John Evans

    That is the point of feed-in tariffs, which provide stable, predictable revenue to wind producers, and ensure that their maximum production is injected into the system at all times, which influences...

  • September 19, 2014,   by Tim Conneally

    We recently looked at Zooshare, an early-stage biogas cooperative selling bonds to get its facilities up and running to sell energy into the Ontario grid. Today, we're going to look at a Toronto...

    September 1, 2014,   by Ozan Karaduman

    Various legislative efforts have been made to encourage investors to make investments in power plants using renewable energy resources. The most important of these efforts has been the feed-in tariff...

    August 12, 2014,   by Finlay Colville

    This makes the UK only the sixth country to have more than 5GW capacity. Germany remains the undisputed leader with more than 36GW. China, Japan, Italy and the US each have more than 10GW installed.

  • November 25, 2014,   by Paul Gipe

    It worked. Ollie Danner’s Electric Car Pledge and his organizational skills are the reason we’re now driving an EV or Electric Vehicle. It wasn’t a direct route of course. And just signing his...[more]

    November 14, 2014,   by Elisa Wood

    The Los Angeles Air Force Base in California (LAAFB) has acquired 42 plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), the most the military has ever assembled in one place. The cars, trucks, vans and a bus will be...

    September 23, 2014,   by Brent Kopperson

    Not only do Electric Vehicles provide many environmental, health, energy, and cost saving advantages... EVs also have the potential to provide many economic, technological, and labour market gains in...

    September 19, 2014,   by PAUL STENQUIST

    The group says that the average battery-powered E.V. sold over the past year used 0.33 kilowatt-hours per mile, a 5 percent improvement over the 2011 data that was basis for the original report. Some...

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