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Flying High: Opening Ceremony of the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo
20.10.2014
I am so glad I got up early to catch the opening ceremony at the 2014 International Lineman’s Rodeo. read more

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European Commission Studies Renewable Costs
20.10.2014
New analysis commissioned by the European Commission concludes that renewables such as onshore wind and solar PV are close to that of conventional technologies like coal, gas and nuclear in terms of costs a subsidy levels.

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Does the Psychological Effect of Oil Prices Impact the Solar Industry?
20.10.2014
Plunging oil prices are shifting investor sentiment away from renewable power and helping pull down shares for solar companies, said Gordon Johnson, an analyst at Axiom Capital Management in New York.

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Can Solar Financing Partnerships Make the Middle Market Work?
20.10.2014
With few exceptions, most commercial projects we see come from developers going out to the market with each individual project, which will then go to the highest bidder. That sounds straight-forward. Why wouldn’t a developer want to go after the highest price? Two words: transaction costs. Though auctioning a project to the highest bidder and getti

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UK Green Bank Set to Draw Offshore Wind Investors to $1.6 Billion Fund
20.10.2014
The U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain’s push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power.

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ABB partners with Vestas to electrify off-grid communities in Africa
20.10.2014
2014-10-20 - New partnership agreement combines low cost wind-diesel generation and reliable ABB microgrid systems

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Renewable Energy Storage Gains Critical Mass
20.10.2014
A host of U.S. renewable energy storage executives recently gathered here in the Silicon Valley are referring to the rapid expansion of the storage industry by comparing it to the solar power industry six or eight years ago, before that companion sector became the juggernaut it is now.

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Earth to Cellulosic Biofuels: Good to See You, Buddy, What Took So Long? Part II
20.10.2014
There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United States should be celebrating the success or the failure of cellulosic biofuels. Supporters and detractors alike saying that the wave of commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol refineries is a new wave in technology or the latest round in a wave of unimportant hype.

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Duunarille 140 000 vuosipalkka – tuleeko tälle nyt loppu?
20.10.2014
Norjassa öljynporaajalla on muhkea palkkapussi. Niin muhkea, että koko alan kannattavuus on uhattuna, kun raakaöljyn hinta on laskenut.

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International Expo Unveils New Tools and Technology for Linemen
20.10.2014
Amy Fischbach, Field Editor The second day of the International Lineman's Rodeo attracted a large crowd of linemen looking for new tools and technology. read more

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GoPro Footage from Linemen Competitors at the International Rodeo
19.10.2014
Joe Baugnet A more personal look at the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo Event in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Yle: Lämmitysöljyn hinta-ale tyssää veronkiristykseen
19.10.2014
Kevyt polttoöljy on nyt halvinta neljään vuoteen. Litran saa alle eurolla. Vuodenvaihteen veronkorotus kuitenkin nostaa lämmitysöljyn hintaa noin 3 senttiä litralta.

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Ukraina ja Venäjä sopuun talven kaasuhinnoista
19.10.2014
Ukrainan presidentin Petro Poroshenkon mukaan maa tarvinnee apua selvitäkseen talven kaasulaskusta.

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Family Moments at the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo
19.10.2014
Amy Fischbach and Joe Baugnet It's 7:30AM and the sun has decided that it is the perfect day to show its full face. Gracefully laying down its rays amongst hundreds of people in Bonner Springs, Kansas, there couldn't a better way to introduce the 31st Annual Lineman's Rodeo. Mix that in with a full day of competition, great food, and family; you might have yourself the closest thing to perfection. read more

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Hubbell Power Systems and Tytan to Produce 'Storm Soldiers II: Weather Warriors'
18.10.2014
Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) has announced its plan to co-produce a second film in the Storm Soldiers franchise with Tytan Creates. read more

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The Story Behind the Lineman's Shirts at the 2014 Rodeo and Expo
18.10.2014
Amy Fischbach, Field Editor Linemen from around the world traded their T-shirts at the annual Rodeo BBQ in Overland Park, Kansas. Here is the story behind the designs on the shirts, and the linemen who were proud to trade them. read more

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Our Favorite Lineman T-Shirts
18.10.2014
Linemen from all over the country and beyond showed off their T-Shirts and had some fun trading with others at the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo. read more

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It’s Time to Ask the Wallflower Solar Markets to the Dance
17.10.2014
If commercial solar project finance was high school, hot markets such as New York, California, Hawaii, and North Carolina would be the “it” girls: everyone is talking about them, and everyone wants to finance their projects. Still, there are wallflower markets out there that may be less flashy, but nevertheless deserve some attention. Here’s why we

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New Software Modeling Tool a Boon for Wind Industry
17.10.2014
Wind energy is blowing away skeptics — it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20 percent wind energy by 2030.

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SunEdison in Talks for $2 Billion Polysilicon Plant in China
17.10.2014
SunEdison Inc., the best-performing U.S. solar company this year, is in talks with a Chinese company about investing as much as $2 billion to build a polysilicon factory in China.

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Venäläisjätti urheana öljypudotuksesta: "Ei syytä huoleen"
17.10.2014
Hinnanlasku ei ole kriittinen tekijä, vakuuttaa venäläinen Rosneft, joka on maailman suurin öljyntuottaja. Yhtiön mukaan kenelläkään "ei ole syytä huoleen".

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A Trip Back in Time: A Virtual Tour of the International Lineman's Museum Trailer
17.10.2014
Amy Fischbach, Field Editor International Lineman's Expo attendees could travel back in time by stepping inside the Moble Lineman Trailer, which was filled with vintage tools and equipment from the International Lineman's Museum. read more

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Linemen Through the Lens: Family Comes First
17.10.2014
Joe Baugnet The International Lineman's Rodeo isn't just about the great companies, delicious food, and competing. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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2014 Expo: Linemen Check Out Latest Tools at Annual Trade Show
17.10.2014
The International Lineman's Rodeo Expo opened on Thursday, Oct. 16, with people lined up to explore the tools and visit with old friends. read more

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Halloween for Utilities
16.10.2014
The workers at Hinterland Electric celebrate Halloween. read more

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California Breaks Solar Record: Admit it - We Need These Folks
16.10.2014
Love it or hate it, but you have to concede that we need the Golden State to work out the bugs and demonstrate the value of solar power for the rest of the nation. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Action in India: Government Announces 15-GW Solar Power Purchase Program
16.10.2014
Solar energy action in India just got more exciting. The federal government of India announced the largest of its National Solar Mission (NSM) programmes to date — 15,000 MW over the next five years.

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Putin: Kaasu tyrehtyy, jos Ukraina varastaa
16.10.2014
Venäjän presidentin Vladimir Putinin mukaan Venäjä pienentää kaasutoimituksia Eurooppaan, mikäli Ukraina ottaa luvatta kaasua käyttöönsä maan kautta kulkevista kaasuputkista.

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Utility 'Death Spiral' Worries to be Focus at Major Investment Conference
16.10.2014
In November 2014, the SRI Conference welcomes two energy experts to talk about interconnections of clean energy, the environment, economic growth and community development, in addition to featuring a new panel on financing infrastructure upgrades and modernization of public utilities. read more

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Top US Companies Increasingly Turning to Solar Energy
16.10.2014
What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers?  These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy.  Today, 129 million Americans – more than 40 percent of our nation’s entire population – live within 20 miles of a solar-powered business.  And that number has doubled si

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