Renewable Energy

Merkel warns EU against renewable fee probe

Source: 
Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the European Union against launching an investigation into her government's practice of granting discounts on renewable energy fees for companies that use large amounts of energy, saying the probe would hurt competitiveness, Bloomberg reports.

NAACP launches campaign for energy diversity

Source: 
USA Today

The NAACP launched a campaign to press for greater state commitment to renewable energy and increased minority employment in the energy industry, releasing a report highlighting ways in which the current energy market disproportionately hurts minorities,  USA Today reports.

Manchin, Republicans push for end to wind PTC

Source: 
The Hill

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and nine Republican senators wrote Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., to urge him to abandon attempts to renew the federal wind Production Tax Credit set to expire at year's end, The Hill reports.

Interior proposes Maryland offshore wind lease sale

Source: 
The Washington Post

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell proposed an offshore wind lease sale that will make 80,000 acres available off the Maryland coast, The Washington Post reports.

Jewell, O'Malley make Maryland offshore wind leasing announcement

Baltimore, December 17, 2013, 10:30 am

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) make announcement about offshore wind power leasing. 

Buffett's MidAmerican makes $1B wind turbine deal with Siemens

Source: 
Bloomberg

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. agreed to buy more than $1 billion worth of wind turbines from Siemens, the company's largest sale of wind equipment to date, Bloomberg reports.

Siemens says Cape Wind project will meet tax credit deadline

Source: 
Bloomberg

Siemens wind power CEO Markus Tacke said the Cape Wind project off Massachusetts will meet the requirements to qualify for the federal Production Tax Credit before the break expires at year's end, Bloomberg reports.

Analyst urges U.K. to auction renewable contracts

Source: 
Bloomberg

Policy Exchange, an analyst linked to the U.K.'s Conservative Party, urged the nation to start holding competitive auctions for renewable energy contracts to help cut technology costs and limit consumer price increases, Bloomberg reports.

Merkel cedes green energy plan to coalition partners

Source: 
Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned over implementation of the nation's shift from nuclear to renewable energy to the rival Social Democrats, who are helping her form a governing coalition, Reuters reports. 

Can water down the drain put electricity on the grid?

Source: 
The New York Times

A property developer in Hong Kong has come up with a way to harness the water in household plumbing to generate electricity, The New York Times reports.

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