Archive for wind-power

ARPA-E-Backed Projects Net Over $1.8B In Private-Sector Funding

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 01, 2017

Demonstrating how helpful government support can be for the future of U.S. energy, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced that a group of 74 project teams has attracted over $1.8 billion in private-sector follow-on funding since the agency’s [Read More]

Solar Generation Hits New Record High On California ISO Grid

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The ISO’s all-time solar production peak underscores the ongoing success of California’s renewable portfolio standard.

SDG&E Completes World’s Biggest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

In partnership with AES Energy Storage, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) recently completed what the utility says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. Located in Escondido, Calif., the 30 MW facility is capable of storing up [Read More]

Apple Nears Completion Of Futuristic, Solar-Powered Campus

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

The new Apple Park will be aligned with the tech company’s goal to power its global operations with renewables.

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]

Renewable Energy Mandate Proves Effective In Michigan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require regulated utilities to procure a certain amount of clean energy, have been a major driver of renewables development across the U.S. Highlighting that success, a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission [Read More]

TerraForm Power Names New Independent Director

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

TerraForm Power Inc., an owner/operator of clean energy projects and yieldco of bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison, has appointed Christian S. Fong an independent director of its board. In conjunction with Fong’s election, Gregory Scallen and David Ringhofer have both resigned [Read More]

New Renewables Campaign Focuses On Colleges, Universities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups have launched a campaign that aims to secure commitments from U.S. colleges and universities to shift to 100% renewable energy. According to the groups, hundreds of colleges and universities – as [Read More]

Two More U.S. Cities Commit To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

This week, Pueblo, Colo., and Moab, Utah, became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the U.S. to commit to a transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Monday, the Pueblo City Council approved a measure to power [Read More]

Utility DTE Energy Announces Renewables Program For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has announced MIGreenPower, a new program that will allow customers to buy power from Michigan wind and solar farms starting in April. “Until now, customers who wanted to use more renewable energy were limited to installing [Read More]