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Federal Court Extends Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced that long-pending litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama administration policy establishing the first-ever regulations on carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants, will [Read More]

Ranking Shows Both Blue And Red States Lead On Clean Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2017

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) ranks the clean energy progress of all 50 U.S. states and finds success spans political party lines, as both red and blue states are making the switch to cleaner energy. [Read More]

Kentucky Coal Company Plans Large Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

Berkeley Energy Group, a Kentucky-based coal mining company, is planning to install a large solar project atop one of its old coal strip mines. According to a report in the Courier-Journal, the coal company has teamed up with developer EDF [Read More]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Tucson Electric Power Plans More Renewables, Less Coal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), which provides electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in southern Arizona, has announced plans to expand the utility’s renewable energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal-fired generating resources. TEP says its long-term strategy to build [Read More]

Ohio Settlement Commits DP&L To Drop Coal, Add Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 31, 2017

In conjunction with nine intervening parties, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) a settlement to its electric security plan (ESP) that would end its ownership [Read More]

EIA: Renewables Accounted For Majority Of New U.S. Capacity In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

Although the concrete data for the final months of last year isn’t in yet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects renewable generation capacity to have accounted for most of the 2016 capacity additions in the country. In [Read More]

For Coal Workers, The Solar Future Is Bright

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Written by Nora Caley on September 15, 2016

A new study says coal industry workers can easily be retrained to work in solar careers.

El Paso Electric Goes Coal-Free, Embraces Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2016

El Paso Electric (EPE), whose service territory includes parts of Texas and New Mexico, is officially coal-free and increasing its focus on cleaner energy resources. This announcement comes at the end of a 50-year contract and sale of EPE’s 7% [Read More]