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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]

TerraForm Power To Divest U.K. Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2017

TerraForm Power Inc., an owner and operator of clean energy power plants, has announced it is selling a portfolio of 24 operating solar projects in the U.K. totaling 365 MW to Vortex, a renewable energy platform managed by EFG Hermes’ private [Read More]

Maryland Reveals 2017 Investment Plans For Green Jobs, Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., has announced the state’s 2017 environmental agenda, which includes initiatives to grow jobs in green industries, invest in renewable energy resources, promote the use of electric vehicles and promote clean water commerce. Hogan’s 2017 Environmental Package [Read More]

Massachusetts Readies Energy Storage Targets

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 03, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is pushing forward to establish energy storage procurement goals in the state after the agency found such targets “prudent.” In August, Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., signed a comprehensive energy law that, among other [Read More]

Gov. Brown Appoints New California Public Utilities Commissioners

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 29, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The two new commissioners will replace Michael Florio and Catherine Sandoval, whose six-year terms expire on Jan. 1, 2017. As the [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Keeps Solar In Mind With Increased Rate Proposal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

In an effort to integrate more renewable energy, improve customer service and help pay for operating costs, Hawaiian Electric has proposed the first increase of Oahu base rates in nearly six years. Specifically, the request is for a 6.9% increase [Read More]

AEP Ohio Seeks Up To 350 MW Of Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 16, 2016

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, has issued two separate requests for proposal (RFPs) for wind and solar energy generation resources in Ohio. AEP Ohio is seeking proposals for up to 250 MW of wind energy resources and [Read More]