Renewables Global Projects has grown to become a truly collaborative effort of over 400 authors, contributors and reviewers, and is today the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends. It provides testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal.

The GE facility has been expanded to produce nacelles for the US company’s 1.7-100 and 1.85-82.5 wind turbines

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Rooftop solar panels in Kunming, China. Photo credit: Matthijs Koster, Flickr

It’s well-known that China ranks first in the world in attracting clean energy investment, receiving US$ 65.1 billion in 2012. But new analysis from WRI shows another side to this story: China is increasingly becoming a global force in international clean energy investment, too.

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Microm - a subsidiary of Grupo Condumex owned by the world's richest man, Carlos Slim - has installed a 1MW PV array in northern Mexico.The pilot project in Santa Rosalía, Baja California, was inaugurated by Mexican President Felipe Calderón. The plant, which has 4,000 panels, will serve as an experimental model for the state-owned electricity utility, CFE, in its drive to develop renewable energy, says Calderón.

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ZorbTech is a privately owned company whose principals have been focused on the treatment of heavy metal contaminants in wastewater since 2004.  ZorbTech’s proprietary, patent-pending technologies deliver heavy metal effluent concentration levels that meet or exceed the standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the standards required under the Great Lakes Initiative.

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Australia's clean-power industry received a boost today when the body reviewing the country's Renewable Energy Target (RET) issued a preliminary recommendation to leave it unchanged. The Climate Change Authority (CCA), which is reviewing the RET on behalf of the Australian government, backs the existing policy framework to reach a goal of at least 20% of power generation from renewable by 2020.

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