UK Low-Carbon Contract Winners Revealed: Wind Scores, Solar Disappoints

The first round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) programme — the UK scheme that is designed to support low-carbon generation and a capacity margin in the energy sector — has concluded. Contracts were offered to 27 renewable electricity projects with a total value of some £315 million (US$500 million), which include two offshore wind farms with a total planned capacity of more than 1.1 GW, 15 onshore wind projects and five solar projects. In total, more 2 GW of new low-carbon capacity (including renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage) could be built under the CfD scheme.

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Iberdrola Agrees to Buy UIL for $3 Billion to Expand US Renewable Business

Iberdrola SA, Spain’s largest electricity company, agreed to buy UIL Holdings Corp. in a deal valued at about $3 billion in cash and shares to create a U.S. utility with about 3.1 million customers.

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Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency?

A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency. In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are “wide disparities […] in the extent to which electric utilities currently deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency.” To find the source of these disparities, look n

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Scientific Research Crucial to Success of New Biofuels Plants

The U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) played crucial roles in the technology that has led companies DuPont, POET, and Abengoa to open commercial-scale facilities to turn biomass into clean transportation fuels.

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Going Solar and Net-Zero: The 21st Century Family Home Project

300 pounds: That’s how much coal was not burned in a distant power plant in December as a result of the solar panels we installed on our house in Wyoming this fall. Being December, it was our lowest monthly generation period, with low sun angles and periodic snow covering our panels. The Copelands’ home solar project. Photo: Creative Energies An as

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How Does The Ban On Incandescent Bulbs Affect Energy Efficiency?

In the near future, you will no longer be able to purchase incandescent bulbs in the supermarket. The United States government has put a ban on the bulbs and the phase out process is now underway. Among the many problems that led to the ban include: The method that powers incandescent bulbs is inefficient. The mechanism that lights up the bulb is a

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Philips LED Lighting Installed in Costa Cruises’ Ships

Royal Philips of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has completed the upgrade of
10 ships for Costa Cruises. Over 300,000 Philips LED lights were installed,
reducing the energy required to power the ships lighting by 60%. Aboard ships,
diesel motors generate all of the electricity. According to Philips, the
lighting renovation across 10 ships enables …

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LED Engin’s LuxiGen Emitters now Available Through Digi-Key

LED Engin, a San Jose-based producer of high flux density LED emitters and
secondary lenses, reported that it has signed a distribution agreement with
Digi-Key, a seller of electronic components. LED Engin’s LuxiGen emitters and
secondary optics will be available through Digi-Key’s global websites.

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Trinseo Showcases Plastic Optical Materials

Trinseo, the Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based materials company formerly known as
Styron showcased its plastics for the LED Lighting industry at Strategies in
Light at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from
February 24 – 26, 2015. The company says it changed its name on February
1st to “reflect how its technologies …

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Iowa Cubs to get Daktronics Display at Their Home Field

The Iowa Cubs, a triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, has selected
Daktronics to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display for
Principal Park in Des Moines, Iowa. The new display will have 15HD pixel
layout. In addition to clear, crisp imagery and deep contrast, the display
features wide-angle visibility so every …

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