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Forecast on renewable energy, vehicles, sustainability for 2020 – GreentechLead

greentechlead.com — BloombergNEF has revealed predictions for 2020 – in the report — for the low-carbon transition in energy, transport, commodities and sustainability. # Investment in renewables Investment in renewable energy capacity rose 1 percent to $2R.2 billion in 2019 — driven by late surge in offshore wind deals, and despite lower costs for wind and PV equipment … Read More

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Wall Street superpower Goldman Sachs just set up a new Cayman Island company — and they have a plan

rawstory.com — Goldman Sachs, the behemoth Wall Street investment bank whose former president was Trump’s top economic adviser, claims it isn’t connected to a company that bears its name. The two businesses also share the same offices, the same phone number and some of the same employees. Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Marketing LLC is seeking federal approval … Read More

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Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage

phys.org — Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see every point on Earth? And how might those satellites stay in orbit and maintain continuous 24/7 coverage while contending with Earths gravity field, its lumpy mass, the pull of the sun and moon, and pressure from solar radiation? Read More

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New study: High ‘soft costs’ are slowing down EV-charging infrastructure, even for Tesla – Electrek

electrek.co — Public EV charging infrastructure is growing fast, but a lack of charging is still blamed as an obstacle to electric-car adoption. What’s holding things up? According to Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs, a study published yesterday by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), it’s not the cost of the hardware and software. The problem faced by … Read More

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Will Lithium Be the Next Oil?

interestingengineering.com — Leading the charge for alternative means to power cars are electric vehicles, powered by batteries. Batteries have become central to our daily lives, not just in our cars, but also in our laptops, our phones, practically everything at this point. All these batteries require something that isnt exactly commonplace or easily sourced though: lithium. Read More

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Renewable Energy Hits Transmission Wall in the Midwest

it.toolbox.com — Several large renewable power projects have abandoned plans to go online in the Upper Midwest because the region’s electricity grid is too congested.While the projects are feasible, the costs are too high to connect them to the grid serving Minnesota, Iowa and areas of North and South Dakota and Wisconsin.The results are seen as a red flag for… …

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US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9% | CleanTechnica

cleantechnica.com — “Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019.” Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46% Read More

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Floating Wind Farm Starts Generating Power Off Portugal – gCaptain

gcaptain.com — By William Mathi (Bloomberg) –A wind turbine floating off the coast in northern Portugal began transmitting electricity to the grid, a crucial step for a technology that could vastly increase the potential for offshore wind power. The WindFloat Atlantic project is backed by European energy companies EDP Renovaveis SA, Engie SA and Repsol SA and … Read More

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