Tag: renewable energy

SWCA Environmental Consultants Acquires REAP

SWCA Environmental Consultants acquired REAP, a renewable energy and historic preservation firm based in Sanford, N.C. REAP is a development services consulting firm that offers critical issue analysis, environmental permitting, site selection and control, coordination with government agencies, cultural resource preservation, and management of available tax incentives.

Australian researcher: Pumped Storage Hydropower a ‘game-changer’

A series of Pumped Storage Hydropower projects planned across five states could triple Australia's electricity storage capacity and accelerate transition to renewable energy, according to a new study by a researcher at The Australian National University.

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019 projects continued robust growth in U.S. production

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook 2019, projecting significant continued development of U.S. shale and tight oil and natural gas resources, as well as continued growth in use of renewable resources.

‘Sun in a box’ would store renewable energy for the grid

MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.

Texas is a wind and solar ‘powerhouse’

Over the past decade, Texas has increased its solar power production by 38,510 percent and its wind power production by 410 percent, according to a new report by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center.

Battery project supports renewable energy at wastewater treatment plant

A new battery energy storage system is now online at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City, N.J. The system captures up to one megawatt hour of energy produced by the site’s 7.5-megawatt wind farm and 500 kilowatts from solar panels, storing it to be used when needed.

Environmentalists call on Texas PUC to authorize energy storage

Environment Texas and the Sierra Club called on the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to approve a proposal by American Electric Power (AEP) to install two lithium-ion battery systems and to open up a rulemaking to clarify that energy storage technologies may be used by transmission companies for reliability purposes.

Partnership proposes pairing offshore wind with hydroelectric pumped storage

Deepwater Wind will propose to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts an offshore wind solution that, for the first time, will allow a utility-scale renewable energy project to replace the retiring fossil fuel-fired power plants closing across the region.

RETTEW to design and oversee construction of P3 facility turning wastewater into renewable energy

RETTEW is part of an initial agreement targeted to build a 160,000-gallon-per-day high-strength wastewater pretreatment facility, in partnership with the City of Lebanon, Ind., PACE Energy, and Ken’s Foods Inc. The wastewater treatment processes will produce renewable energy in the form of natural gas.
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