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New Utility Model Could Change How Corporations, Governments Buy Renewables

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Written by Letha Tawney on April 19, 2017

Washington-based Puget Sound Energy has launched a novel clean energy program focused specifically on commercial and municipal customers.

Calif. Produce Maker Powers Up Solar, Wind And Cogeneration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

North American produce company Taylor Farms is now using a combination of wind, solar and cogeneration energy systems to power the majority of its Gonzales, Calif., facility’s operations. Combined, the systems generate 4.25 MW of energy on-site, which will be [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [Read More]

Major Clean Energy, Transmission Investment Planned In Mountain States

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power, part of PacifiCorp, has announced a 20-year, $3.5 billion initiative that includes adding more wind and solar and making existing wind turbines more efficient. In addition, the plan incorporates building a segment of a transmission line to [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]

New York Awards $11 Million For Community Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded $11 million in funding for 11 microgrid projects across the state as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition. As NYSERDA explains, microgrids [Read More]

Enel Green Power North America Inaugurates New Headquarters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA) recently cut the ribbon at its new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. EGP-NA, part of the renewable energies division of the Italy-based Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy projects in North [Read More]

IKEA Complements Solar With Fuel Cells At New Haven Store

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

As it continues installing rooftop solar at its stores across the U.S., home furnishings giant IKEA is also turning to fuel cell technology to further boost its clean energy efforts. IKEA has “flipped the switch” on a fuel cell system [Read More]

Coalition Calls On Congress To Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]