Riders on the storm: Ethiopia bids to become wind capital of Africa

Riders on the storm: Ethiopia bids to become wind capital of Africa

After a decade of rapid growth, Ethiopia’s bubble is not bursting. Dubbed the ‘African Lion’ by economists, Ethiopia is the home of booming industry, new…

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World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind

Emerging markets are leapfrogging the developed world thanks to cheap panels.   A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes…

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2014 Deloitte Energy Conference “A Global Industry…Competing Locally”

2014 Deloitte Energy Conference “A Global Industry…Competing Locally”

Energy is sourced globally. This reality places the energy industry squarely at the intersection of geopolitics, national security, and economic growth. Balancing these often opposing…

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Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon Emissions 30 Percent

Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon Emissions 30 Percent

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released a long-anticipated rule proposal that seeks by 2030 to reduce America’s carbon dioxide emissions 30% from 2005 levels. (The full proposal…

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Germany Ushers In Renewable Energy Reform

Germany Ushers In Renewable Energy Reform

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a reform of Germany’s renewable energy law designed to curb a rise in the cost of electricity in…

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Despite Record-Breaking Installs, Report Says U.S. Must Find Way To Rebuild Pipeline

Despite Record-Breaking Installs, Report Says U.S. Must Find Way To Rebuild Pipeline

By now, most everyone in the U.S. wind industry understands that last year’s 13 GW-plus installed capacity shattered all previous records. But how many knew…

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If Status Quo Continues, World Energy Use Grow 56% By 2040

If Status Quo Continues, World Energy Use Grow 56% By 2040

World energy demand isn’t going down any time soon, says the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its annual outlook…read full story here. Key Points:…

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Late PTC Extension Squeezes First-Half Commissioning Of U.S. Wind Projects

Late PTC Extension Squeezes First-Half Commissioning Of U.S. Wind Projects

The delay in the extension of the federal production tax credit (PTC) for wind has resulted in zero commissioned wind projects in the U.S. for…

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Despite PTC Extension, Turbulence Still Prevalent In U.S. Wind Market

Despite PTC Extension, Turbulence Still Prevalent In U.S. Wind Market

On June 28, turbine maker Nordex announced it would close its Jonesboro, Ark.-based nacelle plant in the fall after the final nacelle – No. 185…

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How Will President Obama’s Climate Change Plan Impact Renewable Energy?

How Will President Obama’s Climate Change Plan Impact Renewable Energy?

Describing climate change as “no longer a distant threat,” President Obama on Tuesday unveiled a climate change action plan to combat carbon emissions by at…

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