Daily Archives: June 21, 2013

Solving the mining crisis: Kuseni Dlamini – former head, Anglo American SA Operations

‘We need bold and effective leadership across society.’

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Highlights from PSG Group AGM: Sasha Planting – Moneyweb

PSG’s new strategy is it wants to be very involved in all underlying assets.

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RusHydro, Alstom extend hydroelectric partnership

RusHydro and Alstom have signed two agreements extending the scope of their joint venture for the reconstruction of hydropower plants in Russia.

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NREL, Energy Department reach out to industry partners with new research centre

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Energy Department have launched a new research test-hub focused on utility-scale clean energy generation.

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FIM Services targets £20m for UK solar fund

FIM Services, a UK investment manager active in sustainable forestry and renewable energy, told NewNet it has until 20 December to hit its £20m target for a newly-launched solar fund.

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Samsung C&T slashes Ontario renewables spend by $2bn

Samsung C&T will cut its planned in Ontario’s renewable energy sector by $2bn citing ‘changing economic conditions’ in the Canadian province as behind the decision.

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Dutch council approves RWE Innogy’s 90MW wind farm

RWE Innogy has been given the go-ahead for a 90MW wind farm to be developed in the west of the Netherlands by the Dutch Council State in Den Haag.

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Vestas sells off non-core asset wind farms for €127m

Vestas has sold off projects in Romania and Bulgaria, garnering €127m, as it shed development assets that do not form part of its core business model.

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Tesla to invest up to $100m in battery-swapping network

Tesla Motors will shell out between $50m and $100m in a battery-replacement network for its next generation system whereby electric vehicles can get recharged in just 90 seconds.

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INSTANT CONNECT® AC 245/250 Solar Panel

The Westinghouse Solar AC solar panel leverages the very latest design and advances in technology to yield maximum power, performance and reliability. read more

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Mapping the Renewable Energy Revolution

Pakistan encapsulates the renewable energy challenge faced by many developing and emerging countries. Despite abundant renewable resources – including solar, wind, hydropower and biomass – very little of this potential has been utilized. At the same time, about a third of the country’s people do not have access to electricity.

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Sugar High: Total, Amyris, Airbus Complete Sugar-based Biofuel Flight at Paris Air Show

In France, Amyris and Total announced a successful demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show its renewable jet fuel made from Amyris Biofene and, ultimately, from plant sugars.

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Student Teams Rev Up for Solar Grand Prix

Thirteen student teams are preparing to race their solar cars, powered only by the Texas sun, in this year’s Formula Sun Grand Prix. The annual track race will be held over three days—June 27 to 29—where teams will be judged on the total number of laps they complete on the closed course. Held this year in Austin, Tex., the endurance race challenges

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Geothermal Power Tanzania Plans First Steam Generation Next Year

Geothermal Power Tanzania Ltd. plans to invest as much as $350 million to drill steam fields in the country’s south and build its first geothermal plants with the capacity to generate up to 140 megawatts by 2018.

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