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Bipartisan Duo Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Matt Friedman, Politico Pro Summary As environmentalists, utilities and business groups debate the future of energy production in New Jersey, a bipartisan duo of state senators wants to put a far-reaching decision directly to voters. On Tuesday, Senate Environment and Energy Committee...

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Canadian University to Expand Biomass Plant with Federal Investment

Bioenergy Insight Summary The University of British Columbia is to spend $20.4 million (€18.4 million) expanding its wood waste to energy plant, with an additional $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in federal support. The university built its initial biomass-fuelled research and demonstration...

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REN21 On Renewables: ‘Much Progress’ But World ‘Not onTrack’

Physics World Summary In its latest annual Renewables Global Status Report , REN21, the global renewable energy network, says that renewables are increasingly preferred for new electricity generation. Around 181 GW of renewable power capacity was added in 2018, setting a new record just...

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Amazon Announces Two More Renewable Energy Projects

eSellerCafe Summary Amazon announced the company’s 65th and 66th renewable energy projects. The company’s newest renewable energy project in the EU will be located in Cork, Ireland, and will be the second Amazon Wind Farm in the Republic of Ireland. Once complete, the new wind farm will...

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MU Makes Push for Sustainability

Kiana Fernandes, Missourian Summary Students at MU cannot ignore climate change and the efforts to reverse it. On a campus that ranks nationally in sustainability practices, environmental consciousness is unavoidable. MU’s Sustainability Office serves as the hub from which the pervasive...

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Germany's Leipzig City to Exit Lignite-fired Heating by 2022

S&P Global Summary The German city of Leipzig plans to invest Eur300 million ($330 million) in gas-fired generation, renewables and heat storage to exit lignite-fired heating supply by 2022, it said Monday. Some 80% of the city's heat demand is currently provided by the Lippendorf lignite...

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E.ON to Provide UK Residential Customers with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Electricity provider E.ON has announced it is now providing all of its 3.3 million residential customers across Britain with a 100 percent renewable electricity supply – on all tariffs as standard, and at no extra cost. The move follows research showing 61...

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Optimizing Renewable Energy Sources for Campus District Energy

Summary A biomass combined heat-and-power system is being designed to be the core component of a University's campus Central Utility Plant, complementing a suite of other renewable energy infrastructure that includes geothermal heating and solar PV. The CUP is anticipated to serve as a learning...


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Renewables Procurement: Creating New Ways to Raise Sustainability

Raising sustainability is top of mind for many institutions and energy from renewable sources is expected to make up 26 percent of total energy generation by 2030 in the U.S. (EIA 2018)As the industry grows and matures, there are now more and more ways to bring renewable energy into your...


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Comparisons and Case Studies of Liquid Biofuels

Renewable liquid biofuels such as Renewable Fuel Oil and Bio-residual Oil can be burned in existing boilers while utilizing most of the existing equipment on site. While keeping initial capital expenditure relatively low compared to other renewable fuel options, the challenges and benefits...