Power generation

The Future of “Clean” Energy

By Murray Rosenblith, co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
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A recent article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by the year 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar, over the next thirty-plus years. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in September 1982.

All Regulations Are Local: States Surge to Help Set Clean Energy Agenda

Newest Strategic Directions report finds states driving energy policy
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Surface reads of recent headlines declaring the federal government’s about-face on energy policy might suggest a shift in recent trends for the power generation sector. A new administration has vowed to roll back numerous environmental regulatory policies aimed at reducing the nation’s carbon footprint and mandating improvements to existing fossil fuel plants. These announcements are leading some to believe that power providers have new impetus to rewrite their long-term planning to account for these changes.

Power Generation – Is Coal Making a Comeback?

New Strategic Directions Report examines the role of coal, renewables in powering the future
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The current administration has revived debates over coal’s role in the country’s overall energy mix. Still regarded as one of the most economical generation resources in an industry heavily driven by cost and reliability, some believe coal may experience a revival of sorts; however, most forward-looking infrastructure investors and industry leaders are not as optimistic.

German Companies Go Off the Grid -Energy Minute

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In Germany, one in every six companies now generates its own electricity. 16 percent of all German companies produced their own power last year, according to the German Chamber of Commerce, up from about 10 percent a year earlier. 23 percent more companies are considering joining this trend. Companies as large as Dow Chemical, with a plant that consumes one percent of the entire country’s electricity, and as small as rural, family-owned businesses, are investing in their own power-generation infrastructure.

Energy Innovation: How GE's Industrial Internet Reshapes Thermal Power Generation

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Some people have a good view from their corner office. In Justin Eggart's case, he has one of the most expansive views of the world's power plant fleet.

Eggart manages GE's remote monitoring and diagnostics center in Atlanta, Georgia, where he oversees the operation of 1,500 gas and steam turbines totaling 200 gigawatts of capacity. That represents roughly 25 percent of the world's power plant mix.

Five Percent of World’s Natural Gas Wasted, GE Report Says

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GE released a new study on Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations, which concentrates on the effects of burning unused gas. The report estimates that around 5% of natural gas is wasted as gas flaring produces 400 million metric tons of CO2 every year and outlines this as a key opportunity to positively impact climate change.  

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GE released a new study on Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations, which concentrates on the effects of burning unused gas. The report estimates that around 5% of natural gas is wasted as gas flaring produces 400 million metric tons of CO2 every year and outlines this as a key opportunity to positively impact climate change.  

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