Head of Discrete Automation and Motion division to succeed Joe Hogan on September 15
Zurich, Switzerland, – The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer, the head of its Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division, as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Joe Hogan in…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/board-of-abb-has-unanimously-appointed-names-ulrich-spiesshofer-as-ceo/ (DM) division, ABB CEO, Cleantech, Discrete Automation and Motion, Public Health, Risk Management, Ulrich Spiesshofer as CEO, Wind, Wind energy
By Adam James
I have a confession to make. I am one of those folks who consistently write on wonky energy things without ever taking the time to write out simple explanations of the basic concepts or why they matter.
So, this piece will give a brief description of what electricity capacity…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/how-a-capacity-market-works-electricity-capacity-markets/ Biofuels, capacity market, capacity markets, Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, Climate, Coal, electrical system, Electricity, Energy, Environment, natural gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, power plants, Solar Power, Sustainability, Wave & Tidal, Wind
The informal summit between the presidents of China and the United States last week yielded one very one important climate-related agreement. After years of opposing international efforts to restrict hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs – a potent family of greenhouse gases), China has now agreed to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/china-and-u-s-agree-to-cooperate-to-reduce-powerful-greenhouse-gas-one-important-climate-related-agreement/ (HFCs), China, Cleantech, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Environment, Environmental Policy, hydrofluorocarbons, News, Politics & Legislation, power generation, Public Health, solar energy, Solar Power
The fight to bring cheaper, clean energy to Georgia is uniting some unlikely allies. Renewable energy advocates and leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party are taking on utility giant Southern Co., and its subsidiary Georgia Power, over resisting the call to expand its development of solar energy.
As…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/tea-party-takes-on-utility-over-lack-of-solar-energy-climate-progress/ Atlanta Press Club, Cleantech, Efficiency, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Finance, Georgia Power, Politics & Legislation, Progress Georgia Power, Public Service Commission, renewable energy, Renewables, solar energy, Solar Energy Climate, Solar Panels, Solar Power, tea party, Tea Party Takes, Utilities
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) just released a white paper that should be read by every utility regulator and state legislator interested in encouraging renewable generation sources into the grid. The Integrated Distribution Planning Concept Paper offers practical…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/a-pragmatic-approach-to-transactive-energy-and-the-smart-grid-interstate-renewable-energy-council-irec/ Cleantech, distributed energy resources (DER), Energy and Economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Finance, generation mix, Integrated Distribution Planning Concept Paper, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, IREC, Renewables, Smart Grid, transactive energy business
The Navy got its first ever solar powered electric vehicle charging station last week, and though it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the Navy’s overall fuel consumption it is yet another demonstration of a slow but steady transition out of petroleum dependency by the US military. The news…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/electric-vehicle/us-navy-opens-first-solar-electric-vehicle-ev-charging-station-opens-closes-last-coal-power-plant/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, coal fired power plants, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, ev charging stations, Finance, natural gas, News, Solar Power, solar powered electric vehicle charging station, Sustainability, u.s. navy, very last coal power plant
Lux Research have released a new report which states that grid storage demand will grow to $10.4 billion in 2017, and that “strategic valuable partnerships are key to success”.
The grid storage market has grown surprisingly fast, starting from a modest $200 million in 2012, making the $10.4…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/energy-finance/global-grid-energy-storage-market-to-reach-10-4-billion-in-2017-strategic-valuable-partnerships-are-key-to-success/ advanced energy storage, Cleantech, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, energy investment, Finance, Global Grid Energy Storage Market, Global Grid Storage Market, Green Business, grid infrastructure, Lux Research, News, SEIA, smart meter, Solar Energy Industries Association, Storage
We’re just five months into 2013, and we’ve already seen a number of new records in cleantech deployment. Here are five recent stories worth highlighting.
Renewables Power Portugal Into 2013
In the first quarter of this year, Portugal got 70 percent of its electricity from…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/five-cleantech-milestones-worth-celebrating-video-solar-pv-now-installed-worldwide/ Cleantech, Efficiency, Electricity, energy investment, Finance, germany solar power, Green Business, Renewables, Solar Power, Solar PV Now Installed Worldwide, technology deployment, Wind
Denmark is the great wind power success story. What began as a local, popular, self-help movement during the oil crisis of the 1970s may provide 50% of the country’s electricity consumption by 2020.
Electricity generation from wind power is supported by the general public in Denmark and all…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/wind-2/denmark-community-wind-energy-movement-in-retreat-infographic-may-provide-50-of-the-countrys-electricity-consumption-by-2020/ Cleantech, cost effectiveness, Denmark, Electricity generation from wind power, Energy and Economy, Environmental Policy, Finance, Green Business, Politics & Legislation, public attitudes, Subsidies, Wind, wind energy industry
In a town hall meeting with staffers last week, new Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dropped a bombshell and a hint. The bombshell, at least as far as fans of natural gas are concerned, is that Moniz sees natural gas not as a permanent fixture in the U.S. energy landscape but merely as a temporary…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/ernest-moniz-on-natural-gas-and-forgotten-renewables/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, Climate, Energy and Economy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Ernest Moniz, Forgotten Renewables, Fossil Fuel Transportation, Geothermal Energy, Hydro Power, National Energy Policy, natural gas, Obama energy policy, Renewables