Majority of US voters support biodiesel tax incentive and renewable fuel standard

Policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week’s elections, according to a nationwide survey1 commissioned by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). According to the survey, three out of four voters support …

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Feeding off solar’s global momentum

This month, representatives from across the solar industry supply chain will convene in Las Vegas for SPI 2014. I fully expect the mood of many attendees to be positively upbeat in light of some very encouraging reports and for …

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2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Hydropower

In 2013 the cumulated hydropower capacity reached 1,103 GW, with an estimated annual electricity generation of around 3,704 TWh/y. This growth positioned hydropower energy as the highest cumulated installed capacity among renewable energy sources. Intriguing, considering that over the last two years solar and wind power generation actually grew faster than hydropower.

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2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Wind

Newly installed wind power capacity decreased by nearly 20% in 2013, generating 35.4 GW compared to 45 GW in 2012. In fact, capacities generated in 2013 fell to levels not seen since 2009. REMIPEG research shows it was the first decline in the segment in past 15 years.

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2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Solar PV

The global newly installed PV power capacity reached 36 GW in 2013, a 28% increase over 2012. Another dramatic change: Europe, the prevalent market in the PV sector in 2012, scaled back a bit as Asia assumed the leadership position in the PV sector with 19 GW of newly installed capacity.

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2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Biomass

Worldwide, biomass generated electrical capacity of around 88 GW (installed), including bio fired power- and CHP-plants. That made biomass the most widely used renewable source of energy within the global energy system in 2013.

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2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Solar Thermal

The solar thermal power market is seeing growth after a period of uncertainty. At the end of 2013 there was approximately 3.8 GW of installed CSP capacity globally, and newly installed capacity increased more than 60% to roughly 1.17 GW last year.

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2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Geothermal

More than 500 MW of geothermal power capacity (newly installed) was realised in 2013, a 42.3% increase over 2012. This translated to an overall global capacity of approximately 12 GW of geothermal power by the end of 2013.

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