Archive for energy-efficiency

Virginia Governor Signs Bundle Of Clean Energy Bills

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 09, 2017

Joined by clean energy industry stakeholders and several bill patrons on Monday at the Executive Mansion, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., ceremoniously signed 11 bipartisan bills passed by the state legislature earlier this year that promote the use of solar and [Read More]

Ohio House Passes Bill To Repeal Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Here we go again: Only a few months after Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, vetoed a similar bill, Ohio lawmakers have advanced new legislation to repeal the state’s renewable energy mandate. In June 2014, Ohio became the first U.S. state to [Read More]

Report: Clean Energy Sector Employs Thousands Of Coloradans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

Of the 62,000 people in Colorado who work in the clean energy sector, nearly a quarter of them are employed in the renewable energy sector, according to a new report released by nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The report, [Read More]

Ohio Gov. Vetoes Bill To Extend Freeze On Clean Energy Standards

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 28, 2016

“Ohioans should cheer – it may be winter, but the clean energy freeze has finally thawed,” says Dick Munson, director of Midwest Clean Energy.

Massachusetts Surpasses 100,000 Clean Energy Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 15, 2016

The clean energy jobs market in Massachusetts has now topped 100,000 workers, according to a new report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), which says the state has added 6,317 jobs in the sector in 2016 alone. In addition [Read More]

Global Smart Grid And Battery Storage VC Funding Plunges In Q3

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 25, 2016

The smart grid, battery storage and energy-efficiency sectors collectively raised only $102 million in venture capital (VC) funding during the third quarter of this year (Q3’16) – down from the $433 million raised in the previous quarter, according to a [Read More]

SEPA Guide Covers Grid-Support Capabilities Of DERs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 20, 2016

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced a new report that covers the technical capabilities of distributed energy resources (DERs) – including solar, storage, energy efficiency and demand management – to provide critical grid-support services to help utilities maintain [Read More]

It’s A Beautiful Day In The Net-Zero Neighborhood

Written by Nora Caley on September 29, 2016

Net-zero neighborhoods that include solar power are emerging.

Sierra Club Highlights 10 Cities Committed To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2016

The Sierra Club has released a new report showcasing 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered by 100% renewable energy. This report is the first from Ready for 100, a new Sierra Club campaign launched this [Read More]

Montana Governor Releases Energy Blueprint With Solar Goals

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 23, 2016

Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., has announced a new blueprint for Montana’s energy future. It calls for a “balanced and responsible energy future in Montana” incorporating various technologies and includes a goal for the state to double its current solar development [Read More]