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Archive for May 2009

What exactly is a Smart Grid?

2009 is turning into the year of the smart grid. Company press releases, government announcements and new subsidy programmes for smart grid technologies are appearing everywhere. Many smart grid companies are focused on the transfer of information between households and utilities via wireless networks and the Internet. Essentially providing instant information on energy consumption to […]

Australia to build World’s largest solar power station

Australia’s Government announced plans to build what it says is the world’s largest solar power station with an output of 1000 megawatts (that would be enough to power about 800,000 homes, based on Bloomberg calculations). Australians Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the government will invest A$1.4 billion ($1 billion) with industry in this project which […]

Today our colleagues from REN21 released the “Renewables Global Status Report 2009” which shows, that the fundamental transition of the world’s energy markets continues. “This fourth edition of REN21’s renewable energy report comes in the midst of an historic and global economic crisis,” says Mohamed El-Ashry, chairman of REN21. Although the future is unclear, he […]

In April 2009 the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to issue a competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for grants for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG). The Smart Grid Investment Grant Program was originally authorized by Section 1306 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and later […]

Chile is by far South America’s most stable economy. As a growing economy, the country requires electricity to power GDP growth, however Chile has been facing energy supply problems since 2004 when Argentina began reducing natural gas supplies. Argentina’s cuts in natural gas (typically during the winter months of June, July and August) have a […]

China’s stimulus helps meet green goals

The nation’s stimulus package has benefited energy conservation and emission controls with energy used to generate growth dropping further in the first quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), writes China Daily. Energy intensity, or the amount of energy needed to generate per unit of GDP, dropped 2.89 percent year on year from […]



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