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First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

RET Review Recommendations Garner More Criticism

Yesterday, recommendations from a panel-led review of Australia’s renewable energy target (RET) were released and called for the target to be scaled back dramatically. To no one’s surprise, reaction was swift and critical.Many renewable energy advocates ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

14.3% of U.S. Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources

2014 has already been a great year for renewable around the globe, and it only looks to be getting better.It was revealed this week that 14.3% of electricity came from renewable sources in the U.S. According to the report from the U.S. Energy Information ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

IEA Scales Back Renewable Energy Forecast Citing Policy Uncertainty

In its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, the International Energy Agency has scaled back its predictions for renewable growth citing policy uncertainty as a major hindrance to the industry.Still, renewable energy growth was strong ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Panel Recommends Cutting Renewable Energy Target in Australia

A panel-led review of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target has concluded the goal should be reduced or scrapped altogether.The panel presented two options to accomplish this. They recommended closing out further investments, which would reduce the target ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Where does Geothermal Fit into the Energy Landscape?

There has been much discussion about geothermal energy lately and just how it fits into the rest of the renewable energy landscape. As the fourth largest renewable (behind solar, wind, and hydro), geothermal energy is an often overlooked source of power ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Signing of Bill Could Further Decrease California's Solar Costs

A bill currently going through California’s state government could help drive down the cost of residential solar even further. The bill, called the Solar Permitting Efficiency Act, was passed by the state’s legislature last week and is awaiting signature ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Verizon Wireless Invests $40 Million in Solar

Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, announced Monday it was investing $40 million in 10.2 MW of solar projects across 5 states.The installations will be at eight Verizon facilities in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Watch How Solar Energy Affects Rural India

Sign InGet more than ever out of Energy Digital. Participate in discussions, easily share your favorite stories, and connect with what your friends are sharingTo signup, please click hereSign InSign UpGet more than ever out of Energy Digital. Participate ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Nicaragua on the Rise as Next Leader in Renewable Energy

The Central American country of Nicaragua could be the next big leader in renewable energy. The country has recently received praise for its aggressive energy policies, as well as its drive to foster renewable energy projects.When visiting a wind park ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Massive Silicon Valley Solar Farm is in Need of Investors

After five years of environmental planning and debate, a huge solar farm south of Silicon Valley has cleared one of its final hurdles. However, the 247 MW solar farm, which is 50 miles south of Hollister, California in Panoche Valley, still needs final ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Energy Absolute to Invest $1.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Over Next Three Years

Energy Absolute announced it will be investing $1.4 billion in wind and solar projects over the next three years to boost its generation capacity. The company’s shares have already tripled this year and this move could seem them increasing further.Its ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

[TOP 10]: Stories for Your Weekend, 8/22

It’s Friday here in the states, and I’m looking forward to a sunny, beautiful weekend in San Diego. While you sit out by the pool or in your backyard with a cold drink in hand, give these stories a read. The first are some of our important news stories ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 22 2014]

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...renewables would not reach 14% of U S electrical generation until the year 2040," Ken Bossong, executive director of the Sun Day Campaign, said. "And even the current 14.3% figure undoubtedly understates the real contribution from renewables inasmuch as EIA's data does not fully reflect distributed and off-grid generation."
"I'm not surprised, some of the people who've served in the review panel are notorious for their pro-fossil fuel interests," he told ABC News. "But I am dismayed because that RET has survived five electoral cycles and it's served the country well."
"Geothermal energy will ensure energy independence. We are increasingly optimistic because this is a renewable energy that can replace oil, which will lead to increased energy independence" Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) Deputy Speaker Pramono Anung said
"Streamlined permitting improves the deployment of solar, and will provide many benefits in Los Angeles and across the state, including job creation and energy savings,” Adam Gerza, director of government affairs at Sullivan Solar Power, said."

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IEA Scales Back Renewable Energy Forecast Citin... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 28 2014]
Where does Geothermal Fit into the Energy Lands... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 27 2014]
Signing of Bill Could Further Decrease Californ... [Published Energy Digital - Aug 27 2014]
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