Daily Archives: August 20, 2019

Crazy gang: Coalition MP wants Queensland to leave main grid

By Sophie Vorrath Just when you thought Australia had hit the ceiling on absurd energy politics, federal Nationals MP Keith Pitt has unveiled a “bold” new plan for Queensland to quit the national grid. The post Crazy gang: Coalition MP wants Queensland to leave main grid appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For…

Energy Insiders Podcast: On the road to a decarbonised grid

By Giles Parkinson & David Leitch Transgrid’s Andrew Kingsmill on thinking big and renewable energy zones, and AEMO’s long term modelling to decarbonise the grid. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: On the road to a decarbonised grid appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

UL issues world’s first certification for repurposed EV batteries

UL announced that 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture of Nissan Motors and Sumitomo Corporation focusing on the effective reuse of EV batteries for energy storage systems, is the first organization worldwide to be certified to UL 1974, the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles…

Ameresco Plots Larger Role for Solar and Storage

By [email protected] Ameresco is best known as a commercial and industrial energy services company, or ESCO, competing against giants like Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls and a host of other national and regional providers on HVAC retrofits, LED lighting upgrades, and other building energy-efficiency services. The Massachusetts-based company also has a significant military microgrid resume for…

Three keys for choosing and analyzing gear oil in wind turbines

By Michelle Froese Brian Burks, a senior wind-turbine field applications’ engineer with AMSOIL, supervises an oil change on top of a Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbine. A wind turbine is only as reliable as the quality of its components, and this is particularly true of a turbine’s main gearbox. The job of the gearbox is to…

Walmart sues Tesla over solar panels it says caused multiple fires

By Reuters About seven Walmart stores had fires due to Tesla’s solar systems as of November 2018, according to the lawsuitWalmart has sued Tesla, saying solar panels supplied by the electric carmaker were responsible for fires at about seven of its stores.The fires destroyed significant amounts of store merchandise and required substantial repairs, totaling hundreds…

Missouri regulators approve 299-MW Ameren wind project

By Michelle Froese Ameren Missouri will be required to comply with various provisions intended to mitigate the impact of the wind farm on the environment and Missouri wildlife. The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to Ameren Missouri to construct, own, and operate an approximate 299-MW wind…

Natural Gas Markets Caught In Surprising Trend Moves

By Richard Cox Commodities traders have seen demand for natural continue to grow in the United States as a result of a switch from gas-fired power generation from coal. Additionally, export growth in liquefied natural gas has supported market valuations over the last few quarters. Recent price trends, however, have started to show signs of…

200 big companies review their priorities

By Marco Scarpellino These are indeed interesting times to live in!The Business Roundtable (a group with 200 members generating $7tn in annual revenue) has just dropped the “shareholder primacy” creed (after decades) and has placed the shareholders as one of five stakeholders together with customers, workers, suppliers, and communities. According to the document “Companies should…

Coal subsidies are still in play: Not a good way to walk the talk

By Marco Scarpellino If #fossilfuels, and coal in particular, keep getting incentives, the #energytransition is not very likely to happen and there will be very few chances to reverse #climatechange $63.9 billion invested in #renewableenergy can make a difference in the world energy landscape and in building a #sustainablefuture.G20 coal subsidies: tracking government support to…

Tip to optimize your time (Brazil)

By Rafael Herzberg Tip to optimize your timeComparing clients I served in the United States with Brazilians, I noticed a fundamentally different aspect.The Americans I met were clear about the goals they should pursue. They diligently allocated their time in a structured fashion. Always at stake the results (expected and agreed upon) with their bosses.Here…

Graphic Products will showcase its DuraLabel printers and signs at SPI 2019

By Kelly Pickerel PV safety label provider Graphic Products will showcase its line of DuraLabel industrial label and sign printers and supplies at Solar Power International 2019, booth 4814. “Each year, more homes and companies are flicking the switch to solar and other renewable energies. Solar and renewable energy manufacturers and contractors need comprehensive solutions…

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