Renewable Energy

BOEM holds first-ever offshore wind lease sale

Domestic Fuel

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management oversaw its first-ever lease sale for offshore wind farms off the coast of New England today, Domestic Fuel reports.

Taiwan benefited from Chinese solar dispute

The New York Times

Taiwan benefited from a solar panel trade dispute between China, the U.S. and the European Union as some panel manufacturers purchased Taiwanese solar cells to dodge tariffs, The New York Times reports.

Virgin Islands university focusing on solar energy

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The University of the Virgin Islands has signed a power-purchasing agreement with an Illinois-based energy company to create solar energy systems on the school's two campuses.

BOEM holds Massachusetts and Rhode Island offshore wind lease sale

Washington, July 31, 2013, 10:30 am

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management holds first competitve offshore wind lease sale, covering areas off Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

China's renewable investments could top $290B


A government official said China plans to spend as much as $294 billion on new renewable energy projects through 2015 as part of the nation's pledge to cut carbon emissions, Bloomberg reports.

BMW pulls wraps off i3 electric car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW AG is showing off the production model of its new i3 electric compact that uses carbon-fiber materials to keep the weight down and improve driving performance.

EU-China solar trade deal expected to hurt large projects


A deal between the European Union and China to resolve a solar panel trade dispute is expected to hurt large-scale solar projects but have little impact on manufacturing, Bloomberg reports.

IG: Car charging company received "overly generous" grants

The Hill

An Energy Department Inspector General report found $135 million worth of grants awarded to California car charging company Ecotality were legal but "overly generous," The Hill reports.

House Natural Resources voting session on fracking, hydropower bills

Washington, July 31, 2013, 10:00 am

House Natural Resources Committee voting session on pending energy, conservation and hydropower bills, including: Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act; Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act; Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act.

EU, China resolve solar trade dispute

The Wall Street Journal

The European Union and China have reached an agreement to end a anti-dumping dispute started when the EU threatened tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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