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Colorado Community Adopts 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, the Nederland, Colo., city council unanimously voted to power Nederland with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2025. The vote came shortly after the cities of Orlando, Fla., and Nevada City, Calif., established similar goals last week. According to Sierra [Read More]

Fitch: Solar Projects Outperform Energy Forecasts, But Wind Falls Short

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

Fitch Ratings’ analysis of rated wind energy projects across EMEA, the U.S. and Latin America and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects across EMEA and the U.S. finds electricity production from solar projects has tended to exceed initial independent estimates, while [Read More]

Federal Court Extends Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced that long-pending litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama administration policy establishing the first-ever regulations on carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants, will [Read More]

Utilities Work To Keep Up With An Ever-Changing Grid

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Written by K Kaufmann on August 07, 2017

“[W]e know the riskiest place to be is to take no risk at all,” said one utility exec at SEPA’s recent Grid Evolution Summit.

Climate, Clean Energy Policies Create Economic Boon For California’s Inland Empire

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 04, 2017

A new study on the economic effects of existing climate and clean energy policies in California’s Inland Empire estimates a net benefit of $9.1 billion in direct economic activity and 41,000 net direct jobs from 2010 to 2016. When accounting [Read More]

Deal Closed: U.S. Developer sPower Officially Sold For $1.6 Billion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 01, 2017

Fir Tree Partners has completed the previously announced sale of Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – to a joint venture co-controlled by The AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo), [Read More]

N.C. Governor Signs Solar-Friendly Bill, Fights Wind Moratorium

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Citing the importance of the legislation for the solar industry, Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., has signed into law H.B.589, a comprehensive energy bill that is expected to help boost North Carolina’s solar sector but also establishes a moratorium on new wind farm [Read More]

JPMorgan Chase Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Adding to the growing list of major companies going all-in on renewables, financial services firm JPMorgan Chase has set a new goal to source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has over 5,500 properties [Read More]

Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program Reaches ‘Impressive’ Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 27, 2017

The Connecticut Green Bank recently announced its commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program has reached the milestone of $100 million in total closed project financing. The solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency projects, which vary in size and scope, [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Have Come A Long Way Over The Past Decade

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

A new Environment America report offers some stats highlighting the rapid rise of solar, wind and other clean energy technologies in the U.S.