Energy infrastructure News for June 2009

Energy infrastructure News Archive

IRENA HQ heads to Abu Dhabi

At the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) second session of the Preparatory Commission in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Signatories designated Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as the interim headquarters.

French candidate Hélène Pelosse appointed as the first Interim Director-General of IRENA.

Four candidates with strong backgrounds in the field of renewable energy were nominated by the Member States for the position.

Tanaka: renewables have a "key role to play"

Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York City, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka, said that renewable energy sources have a "key role to play with respect to both energy security and climate change".

UK government proposes US$100bn manifesto ahead of COP15 global climate talks

The UK has set out its official position ahead of the crucial COP15 summit in Copenhagen later this year.

Obama Administration announces US$3.9 billion for smart grid technologies and transmission

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for US$3.9 billion in grants to support efforts to modernise the electric grid.

New report: "5 million US jobs possible in clean tech by 2020"

In a presentation before US policymakers and analysts, leading clean energy CEOs, venture capitalists and academics unveiled the “Gigaton Throwdown,” an assessment of the US’ clean energy potential.

NREL and Dutch Energy Research Centre team up on renewables

The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) will cooperate on renewable energy research areas such as policy studies, energy analysis, wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy.

Trilliant acquires SkyPilot Networks

Trilliant Incorporated, which delivers smart grid solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, has acquired Santa Clara-based SkyPilot Networks, Inc., a provider of long-range wireless mesh broadband equipment.