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By: Solar Action  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Electricity, Renewable Energy, Energy Management

Recent arrivals in Auckland are entitled to an annual dividend while those who have recently moved get nothing.The Auckland Energy Consumer Trust, majority shareholder in electricity lines company Vector, is handing out the $320..

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, is exhibiting at Solar Power International in Booth 1211 to showcase our Renewable Energy Solutions and launch a new product offering. Media are invited to a press conference for an in-depth introduction to the new product line and to Schneider Electric's renewable energy solutions.

Biomass is perhaps the most flexible renewable energy. As a carbon-containing resource, it can be converted into a variety of materials, chemicals and fuels. And unlike the wind and sun, it can be stored. So why doesn't biomass get more respect?

Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Sam Brownback (R-KS), with Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO) and others joining, announced today that they will introduce a stand-alone Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) bill.

Intertek, a global leader in testing and certification for renewable energy products, is offering a free tips sheet, Quick Tips for Solar Thermal Certification, educating solar thermal device manufacturers on the testing requirements for North American market access. Understanding the testing process and requirements enables manufacturers to better prepare for the process and increase their chances of passing certification on the first try.

Today solar manufacturer Sharp Corporation announced that it will be acquiring project developer Recurrent Energy for US $305 million in cash.

This is question at the forefront of everyone's minds in the CSP industry, and when asked you will never get the same answer twice. The organisers of the CSP Project Development Conference (Oct 25 -26, Denver), posed this question to the industry as part of a competition to win a complimentary ticket to the event.

The UK government said Tuesday its projected £7 billion/year Green Deal investment program to improve energy efficiency in the country's homes and small business premises could eventually support up to 250,000 jobs should it be taken up by all of the nation's households over the next 20 years.

The organisers of the 7th International Congress and Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for South East Europe (13-15 April 2011, Sofia) have made a presentation of this important for the Balkan Region event on 17 Sept. during Energy Management Forum in Serbia.

Heavy industry can be a viable secondary market today for CSP producers, but questions remain on whether start-up costs are justifiable for industrial users, and how reliable CSP can be for processes that can't pace production by the sun.

Clean air mandates pushed the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to start developing renewable energy technologies. But the benefits of energy security and independence are what finally converted many military leaders into believers.

United States oil giant Anadarko Petroleum hopes to be drilling in deep water off the New Zealand coast next summer.Bret Dixon, of the company's international new ventures division, said in Auckland yesterday the timing of any..

Many of my regular readers know I'm a working securities lawyer, a humble scrivener who writes reams of deathless prose that private companies use to raise money from investors, and public companies file with the SEC in the form of registration and proxy statements, and annual, quarterly and current reports. I've spent a couple years as an oil company executive and a few more as board chairman of an advanced lead-acid battery technology developer. The balance of my 30-year career has been devoted to natural resource and technology-based businesses that needed somebody elses' money to pursue their plans and had to pass through a gatekeeper like me to get it.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Electricity, Energy Management, Renewable Electricity, Renewable Energy

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