Energy

Study finds Midwest clean energy jobs flourishing | Regional Roundup

A new analysis has discovered that Missouri is leading the Midwest region in the number of energy storage and smart grid jobs. A total of 55,521 people are now working in the industry throughout the state, according to Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national nonpartisan business group. The study found that jobs growth is occurring more than three ...

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Inside Origin Energy’s tech test space, the O-Hub – Strategy

Origin Energy is using its interest in a Silicon Valley-based accelerator and a nascent start-up space of its own called the ‘O-Hub’ to find technology that can improve customer experience. The company is one of two Australian utilities to sign as a founding member of Free Electrons, a Valley-based program hunting energy start-ups in domains including clean energy, digitisation, and ...

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Austin Energy sends five crews to northeastern Florida in advance of Irma

FILE – Austin Energy truck (KXAN File Photo/Paul Shelton) AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Energy crews left the city in a convoy Sunday morning on their way to Jacksonville, Fla., to help with power restoration operations that will be necessary after the damage that Hurricane Irma is expected to cause. The Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) reached out to Austin Energy before ...

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Shortlist narrows for Gladstone renewable energy hub

A “USE it or lose it” policy could help drive Australia’s largest solar energy farm to the Gladstone region. Five “highly reputable companies” are in the running to develop a renewable energy hub at Aldoga, at the base of Mt Larcom. Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher said Aldoga could become Australia’s largest solar farm with five large companies moving into ...

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Phanes Group opens solar power incubator to unlock energy potentials in Africa 

A Dubai-based integrated end-to-end solar provider, Phanes Group, has launched its first solar power incubator programme. This development, according to the organisation, is aimed at partnering African developers by identifying potential PV (photovoltaic) projects in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding as well as commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative, tagged: “The PV Solar Incubator, Your Project, Our Expertise, ...

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EPA: Thumbs-up to ‘energy beet’ idea

Six years — not months — later the agency has a thumbs up on energy beets as a feedstock — rating it for greenhouse gases and other environmental issues. Proponents say it’s a the first of three hurdles in making it accepted as a viable biofuel. Dave Ripplinger, a North Dakota State University bioenergy specialist, and Maynard Helgaas, an agricultural ...

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Circa Waves bring the energy as the Bestival arena re-opens

The ever-changing weather has been causing problems at Bestival, which culminated in high winds resulting in the arena being evacuated and punters advised to head to their campsites this afternoon. But, as Circa Waves bounded on stage, all was briefly forgotten. It was an unenviable slot to play – trying to inject energy into a slightly damp crowd, with a ...

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Energy committee head says Lidell station ‘about stuffed’ and loan mechanism needed | Australia news

The chairman of federal parliament’s environment and energy committee says a fresh approach is needed on energy policy, including a new federal loan mechanism to upgrade the coal fleet and a “lock in” mechanism for the clean energy target. Ahead of a much telegraphed meeting in Canberra on Monday between the Turnbull government and the head of AGL, Andy Vesey, ...

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