17 April 2016 12:07 PM GMT

Five thousand homes and businesses in Herten, Germany, will soon benefit from a clean, renewable energy source as Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue begin phase two of a new power generation facility that will transform waste into energy. Under phase two, Concord Blue has awarded Lockheed Martin Energy a $43 million contract to proceed with all engineering, procurement and construction of the 5MW plant with a planned completion date in 2017. In 2014, the two companies announced plans to build the facility […]

April 1st 2016
Reliable, Affordable and Clean Energy: SDG&E Announces Major Contracts

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed a 20MW energy storage facility agreement, capable of storing enough electricity to power 28,000 homes for up to 4 hours. The project can store supplies of solar, wind and other resources when they are abundant and inexpensive, releasing this during peak hours when customer demand is high. The company also signed an 18.5MW energy efficiency agreement. Both contracts aim to provide customers with reliable, affordable and clean energy.

March 30th 2016
Climate Scientist Calls For Pricing Fossil Fuels To Accelerate Energy Transition

Former NASA climate director and Columbia University scientist, James Hansen has long called for a straightforward rising price on greenhouse gas emissions, which he argues would “quicken the transition to cleaner energy.” We could already be phasing out fossil fuel emissions, if only we stopped allowing the fossil fuel industry to use the atmosphere as a free dumping ground for their waste. “This is a tragic situation, because it is unnecessary,” he says

March 19th 2016
Biogest Presents Innovative Technology For Integrated Systems At Biogas Plants

The technology facilitates the economic utilization of stover. It uses an integrated system capturing the entire stover process beginning with the harvest, to the special pre-treatment, to finally generating electric power and thermal energy in the biogas plant.

March 2nd 2016
Japan’s Sumitomo Boosts Sustainable Pelletized Biomass In Brazil

With the participation of Sumitomo Corporation, Brazil’s Cosan Biomassa will increase its exports to Japan and Europe along with increased domestic sales, of up to 45 million tons/year of sugarcane pellets. Cosan has developed a fuel pellet made from sugarcane residues such as bagasse from the sugar mill and straw left over in the sugarcane field, and built a large-scale production plant (annual capacity 175,000 tons), the world’s first, last September. It commenced commercial production in December 2015.

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February 8th 2016
The State Of Play For Renewables In Central America (Infographic)

The renewables market in Central America is moving incredibly fast, with governments helping to create the right conditions for success: auctions in place, incentives and plans for distributed generation. But are the conditions for success really there and what is putting roadblocks to rapid expansion? How can the region fulfill its massive potential?

February 4th 2016
CaliforniaFIRST Launches Clean Energy Financing Program

Innovative PACE program provides financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency upgrades with no out-of-pocket costs. CaliforniaFIRST financing doesn’t rely on a credit score and does not require any money down, opening the program to a wide range of Californians. It allows homeowners to choose a participating contractor in their area and install a variety of custom-tailored clean energy, water efficiency and EV charging projects.

February 3rd 2016
$430m Investment Fund Launched for Sustainable and Clean Energy Companies

Vision Ridge Partners has announced the launch of Sustainable Asset Fund (“SAF”). At $430 million, the fund is one of the largest in this sector and one of the few private investment portfolios focused on later stage clean energy companies and other sustainable assets. With a partnership between Vision Ridge, Capricorn Investment Group and the Grantham Foundation; the fund seeks to demonstrate the huge investment potential residing in breakthrough commercial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

February 1st 2016
AD Innovation Reduces Waste And Increases Clean Compressed Gas Production

Bion Environmental Technologies has developed a next generation technology platform to enable the capture of ammonia. By capturing the ammonia, Bion not only prevents its impacts to the environment as before, but is now able to recover and process substantially more of the nitrogen in the manure stream into a stabilized value-added product. This platform can now utilise anaerobic digestion to produce methane which can then be cleaned and injected into existing pipelines, resulting in clean renewable compressed natural gas.

January 24th 2016
EIB Sets Up US$174 Million Financing for Akuo Energy’s Projects

The European Investment Bank will offer as much as €164 million (US$174 million) in financing for nine renewable energy projects developed and run by Akuo Energy in France.

January 15th 2016
Clean Energy Investment Surges Globally to Record $329bn

Clean Energy Defies Fossil Fuel Price Crash to Attract Record $329bn Global Investment In 2015. The year was also the highest ever for installation of renewable power capacity, with 64GW of wind and 57GW of solar PV commissioned during the year, an increase of nearly 30% over 2014. China was again by far the largest investor in clean energy in 2015, with a 17% increase to $110.5bn, as its government spurred on wind and solar development to meet demand.

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