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Calif. Lawmaker Seeks 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

A bill that seeks to accelerate the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by five years, as well as establish an ultimate target of 100% renewables, has been proposed in California. S.B.584 was introduced on Feb. 17 by State Sen. Kevin [Read More]

Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Head; Environmental Groups Speak Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in [Read More]

U.S. Congressman Proposes Bill To Abolish The EPA

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

A newly elected congressman has proposed H.R.861, a bill that would completely eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., proposed the bill on Feb. 3. The text of the legislation has not been published on [Read More]

Renewables Made Up Majority Of New U.S. Capacity – Again

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 06, 2017

Renewable energy dominated new U.S. electrical generation put into service during 2016, according to nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign. Citing stats from the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report, SUN DAY says newly [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]

TerraForm Global Adds Alan Miller To Board

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2017

TerraForm Global Inc., an owner and operator of clean energy power plants and yieldco of bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison, has added Alan B. Miller to its board of directors. Miller replaces David Springer, who has resigned from the TerraForm Global [Read More]

Renewable Choice Energy Acquired By Schneider Electric

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

Renewable Choice Energy, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of clean energy products and services, has been acquired by Schneider Electric, which specializes in energy management and automation. Under the new deal, Renewable Choice will join Schneider’s energy and sustainability services (ESS) [Read More]

IRENA Highlights Rapid Growth Of Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 16, 2017

Solar PV is slated to be the fastest-growing renewable energy resource in terms of capacity and output, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The organization’s REthinking Energy report, now in its third edition, says [Read More]

Seminole Hits $1B Milestone For Renewable Energy Lending

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

Belleair Bluffs, Fla.-based Seminole Financial Services LLC has now closed more than $1 billion in construction and permanent debt financing for solar and wind transactions. Seminole is the operating entity for the six companies that make up The Seminole Companies. [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]