The Big Problem Facing Offshore Wind in Australia

As the wind gusts across the rural plains of Idaho rise and fall, a new type of nuclear plant could react in kind, generating more and less power in tandem with the wind farm. 

That’s the vision laid out in a new paper from nuclear startup NuScale Power using computer models for a planned nuclear farm built near the Horse Butte Wind Project in Idaho.

The company, founded a decade ago, recently looked at how its modular nuclear reactors could follow clean energy, lowering and raising electricity output, if needed.

The surge of wind and solar in grids around the

Your Guide to the Bitter Debate Over 100% Renewable Energy

It’s tough to get large-scale solar deals done in 2017, but there was no palpable haze over the crowd of financiers at Renewable Energy Finance Forum this year.

Sure, volatility still defines many sectors of the solar market, the U.S. pulled out the Paris climate agreement and the federal government is skeptical of intermittent renewable energy resources. But the speakers and audience at REFF-Wall St. were focused on the opportunities in front of them, and those are plentiful.

Corporations in the drivers seat

“You can get a great price if you can get something done,” Ray Henger, SVP of M&A

Enel to Buy EnerNOC for $250M, in Bid for Demand Response and Energy Software Market Share

As the vigorous pace of wind and solar energy development continues, the ability of renewable projects to obtain Qualifying Facility status under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 can be critical to a renewable project’s financing options -- and thus its viability. It can also have important implications for the interconnected utility purchasing the project’s output and the rates of that utility’s customers.  

A pending application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sets the stage for the regulatory body to clarify aspects of its so-called “one-mile rule” that may influence the way certain renewable projects are developed.

With certain exceptions, the Public

Enel to Buy EnerNOC for $250M, in Bid for Demand Response and Energy Software Market Share

As the vigorous pace of wind and solar energy development continues, the ability of renewable projects to obtain Qualifying Facility status under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 can be critical to a renewable project’s financing options -- and thus its viability. It can also have important implications for the interconnected utility purchasing the project’s output and the rates of that utility’s customers.  

A pending application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sets the stage for the regulatory body to clarify aspects of its so-called “one-mile rule” that may influence the way certain renewable projects are developed.

With certain exceptions, the Public

The Big Problem Facing Offshore Wind in Australia

Recently unveiled plans for an offshore wind farm in the Australian state of Victoria face a major hurdle: onshore projects are far, far cheaper.

“Right now, in Australia it’s a very competitive-price market,” said Robert Liew, senior analyst for Asia Pacific at MAKE Consulting, which is owned by GTM’s parent company Wood Mackenzie. “The price of onshore wind is even more competitive than, say, a new-build coal project.”

Onshore projects are delivering power at between USD $0.45 and $0.56 per megawatt-hour, he said. Offshore wind in Australia might struggle to come in at twice that level.

In Europe, offshore wind is getting close to

Enel to Buy EnerNOC for $250M, in Bid for Demand Response and Energy Software Market Share

A bitter dispute. A clash. A battle royale.

Those are just a few descriptions of a new study countering Mark Jacobson's 2015 report showing that we can source 100 percent of America's energy from wind, solar and water.

Jacobson's study is controversial. Celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and Bernie Sanders have lauded his work. Jacobson himself has called it the "only moral choice."

Other experts have long questioned his assumptions. This week, Twitter erupted with debate over Jacobson's modeling -- resulting in personal attacks, a litany of tweet storms and wide press coverage.

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