Archive for smart-grid

National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

Posted by Amanda Fava on July 25, 2017

The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid focuses on the business and policy facets of demand response and provides roundtable discussions regarding trends and various business developments within the industry. Demand response experts engage in a professional [Read More]

IBM Achieves Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals Four Years Early

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

Energy Dept. Funds Tribal Solar And Wind Projects 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects – including wind, solar, biomass and energy efficiency – to receive funding of $7.8 million. The selections are the result of [Read More]

Silicon Ranch Building 200 MW Solar Portfolio For Green Power EMC

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), and Silicon Ranch, an independent solar power producer, have announced an agreement to bring an additional 200 MW of solar energy online by the year 2020. [Read More]

Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Nevada RPS And Community Solar Bills

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

Shortly after praising Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., for signing a bill to help restore Nevada’s rooftop solar industry last week, renewable energy advocates have expressed disappointment with the governor’s decision to veto two other clean energy bills. On Friday, Sandoval [Read More]

Report: Renewables Don’t Threaten U.S. Grid Reliability

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

A new report by Analysis Group has answered questions posed two months ago by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. The result? Nope, there’s no evidence [Read More]

Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 19, 2017

With his signature, Gov. Rick Scott has “answered the will of the voters,” according to a state senator.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Restore Rooftop Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

As promised, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., has signed into law a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada. Solar advocates have praised the legislation, A.B.405, which is expected to revive the state’s struggling rooftop solar market. [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.

SEIA: Suniva Trade Petition Would ‘Kill’ 88,000 Solar Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) claims an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, would be lost next year if Suniva gets trade protections the company proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade [Read More]