Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Solar Schools Are Better Schools

Hot off the presses, a new report released today by SEIA, The Solar Foundation, and Generation 180 shows vast growth in solar on K-12 schools in the United States. Solar capacity on our country’s schools has nearly doubled since the last version of this report in 2014, with 5,489 K-12 schools now powered by solar, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:23:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Technology will bring greater job losses to JPS

DAROSA... automation will reduce the need for human capital President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Emanuel DaRosa, in confirming that the company's thrust into automation will result in job losses, said developing its technology is necessary for the company to remain relevant. The talks of job losses comes amid an acknowledgement by the [...]

By | 2017-11-27T15:37:02+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

Energy efficiency and conservation a priority, says Dr Wheatley

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, addresses the signing of a US$15-million loan agreement between the Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the implementation of the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP). The signing took place on November 23 at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in [...]

By | 2017-11-27T15:33:08+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

Wind and solar energy are the lowest cost options in most of the U.S., and that'll make it very hard to stop the renewable energy freight train from running over fossil fuels. Utilities that need to build new power generation facilities or replace old ones are going to have a hard time justifying anything but [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:28:34+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the town of Amherst, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the [...]

By | 2017-11-17T18:21:26+00:00 November 17th, 2017|

456 MW request will help New Mexico utility become coal-free

The Public Service Company of New Mexico is asking for project proposals, including renewables and battery storage, designed to help reach its coal-free goal by 2031. Public Service Company of New Mexico It’s an ambitious, audacious goal. In its 20-year 2017 Integrated Resource Plan submitted to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC)earlier this year, Public Service [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:56:32+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Energy Watch Group: 100% renewable electricity is both feasible and cost effective

A joint study by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology and Energy Watch Group presented on the sidelines of the COP23 talks in Bonn demonstrates that a global transition to 100% renewable electricity could be achieved by 2050, and would be more cost effective than the current electricity system. Longi Solar The study, ‘Global Energy System [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:52:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Barbados to grant licences to independent electricity producers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says independent power producers interested in supplying electricity to the national grid will be able to apply for licences by early next year. Energy Minister Darcy Boyce said that recommendations on licensing systems for these producers should be in hand by the end of the year and that [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:24:55+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Jamaica Must Capitalise On Renewable Energy, Says Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica must capitalise on the availability of renewable energy. He explained that the country would be in a far better position if it could convert naturally occurring forces into energy. "It is possible for Jamaica to go to approximately 50 per cent of its energy needs provided by alternatives," Holness [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:17:27+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Accelerated Action on Energy Needed to Implement Paris

UN CLIMATE CHANGE PRESS RELEASE / 10 NOV, 2017 Bonn, Germany, 10 Nov 2017 – Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:39:35+00:00 November 10th, 2017|