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UK Government Names Clean Energy Cabinet Members

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With the UK general election now over and a majority Conservative Party government in place, the re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron has now named key members of the government charged with steering the UK’s clean energy policy over the coming years.

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015/05/uk-government-names-clean-energy-cabinet-members?cmpid=rss

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Experts Agree: Electric Grid Will Stay Ahead of the Curve on the Clean Power Plan

In a timely new report, three prominent electric grid industry experts refute claims that the president’s proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants will jeopardize electric grid reliability. The authors, Susan Tierney, Eric Svenson, and Brian Parsons, explain that those claims undervalue the grid’s strengths and the Clean Power Plan’s flexible design. They also chart a role for grid planners to help states develop their plans to cut carbon pollution.

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015/05/experts-agree-electric-grid-will-stay-ahead-of-the-curve-on-the-clean-power-plan?cmpid=rss

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Germany’s Powerhouse Feels Pinch of Merkel’s Shift to Renewables

North Rhine-Westphalia, the German state that’s home to utilities RWE AG and EON SE, is losing its standing as the country’s powerhouse as wind and solar energy begin to displace conventional sources.

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015/05/germanys-powerhouse-feels-pinch-of-merkels-shift-to-renewables?cmpid=rss

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The Future of Energy Storage and the Rise of Big Batteries

When examining the machine that is our electric grid, a compelling fact is that we are relatively unable to store electric energy. We must create as much as we consume, and can only consume as fast as we create. One issue that comes up in the renewable space when meditating on this relentless and necessary cycle is that renewable energy is intermit

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/04/the-future-of-energy-storage-and-the-rise-of-big-batteries?cmpid=rss

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Are We Sunk? The Electric Utility’s Titanic Problem

In my recent report on the utility business model of the future, I laid out 5 pillars of a democratic energy system. It’s hard not to notice the contrast between this vision of the future and the 15-year business plan laid out by Xcel Energy in Minnesota, the incumbent monopoly serving about half the state’s electric customers. Like those of its pe

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/05/are-we-sunk-the-electric-utilitys-titanic-problem?cmpid=rss

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Brazil-based Renova’s Partnership with SunEdison Shows Shift in Strategy

Instead of owning and operating power plants, which deliver long-term, steady revenue streams, Renova Energia SA’s Thursday deal to sell assets to TerraForm Global Inc., a newly formed unit of U.S. developer SunEdison Inc., is the first step toward selling all its operating assets, according to a person involved in the deal who asked not to be identified because the plans are private.

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015/05/brazil-based-renovas-partnership-with-sunedison-shows-shift-in-strategy?cmpid=rss

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UK Conservative Victory Sparks Climate and Renewable Energy Concerns

Amber Rudd was named to serve as the U.K. Cabinet minister in charge of energy and climate, easing concerns that the Conservative government would quickly backtrack on pledges to reduce fossil-fuel pollution.

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015/05/uk-conservative-victory-sparks-climate-and-renewable-energy-concerns?cmpid=rss

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Carbon Market Overhaul Closer After EU Lawmakers Approve Plan

European Union negotiators are endorsing an accelerated overhaul of the bloc’s carbon market after the price of emission rights fell to levels that fail to deter polluters.

source: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015/05/carbon-market-overhaul-closer-after-eu-lawmakers-approve-plan?cmpid=rss

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