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News and Policies, State

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This […]


News and Policies, State

How California Fires Affect Power Companies

September 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last year’s devastating northern California wildfires won’t bankrupt the state’s largest utility, PG&E (PCG). Nor will future natural disasters permanently damage the company and other in-state electric and gas providers Edison International (EIX) and Sempra Energy (SRE). On the last […]


News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s Solar Industry Calls Tropical Storm Lane a ‘Wake-Up Call’

August 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As rain from tropical storm Lane subsided Monday, Hawaii’s solar industry seems to have avoided serious damage. However, two solar industry professionals called the situation “a wake-up call.” Though Lane weakened as it slammed into Hawaii, 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Minnesota Could Reap $30 Billion Driving on Electricity

August 27, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

What would happen if millions of Minnesotans ditched gasoline and started to drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity? A new report from MJ Bradley & Associates answers that question, demonstrating that Minnesota could realize upwards of $30 billion in avoided expenditures […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, State

North To Alaska! The Next Oil Boom

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

The media was all atwitter about the announcement that Alaska might be the next oil boom province, based on a new report from IHSMarkit which estimated that 28 billion barrels of recoverable resources remain in the Alaskan North Slope (where […]


News and Policies, State

Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center to be 100% Powered by Wind Energy

August 22, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Wells Fargo Center arena and the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, has reached a long-term agreement with Constellation that will introduce a 100% renewable energy supply to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. This agreement will completely […]


News and Policies, State

Coal Subsidy, Solar Project Tangled in Case Before Ohio Supreme Court

August 20, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The fate of a pair of 1950s-era coal plants and the largest solar project ever proposed in Ohio are entangled in a single case before the state’s Supreme Court. American Electric Power agreed to build the 400-megawatt solar project in […]


News and Policies, State

NYC Building Owners Back Plan Cutting Energy Use 20% by 2030

August 17, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Major real estate companies in New York City are supporting an ambitious plan to reduce energy in large buildings by 20% by 2030. The nonprofit Urban Green Council’s 80×50 Buildings Partnership published a report this week detailing how NYC stakeholders […]


News and Policies, State

California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

August 3, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

As California readies for rapid electric vehicle growth, the state’s energy system will require upgrades, but the costs are likely to be low compared to the benefits, according to a new report from Next 10. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Drones and AI Deployed for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts

August 3, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) and Raptor Maps signed a deal to co-develop utility-scale solar asset management technologies to optimize the field operations and maintenance of solar assets. Under an MoU signed this week, the two Massachusetts companies plan […]


News and Policies, State

Community Choice Is Driving California’s Precocious Energy Revolution

August 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

California is on track to meet its clean-energy goals a decade early thanks in part to communities demanding and delivering renewable energy faster and cheaper than utilities can, according to a report released this morning. A growing number of Community […]


News and Policies, State

California Tries Again With Three Landmark Clean Energy Bills. This Time things Are Different

June 21, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The road ahead looks clearer for clean energy bills that stalled in Sacramento last year. California has championed clean energy and climate change mitigation, but legislators last year failed to pass SB 100, a 100 percent clean energy bill authored […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey Is Now The United States’ Hottest Clean Energy Economy

June 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

When Governor Murphy recently signed a landmark clean energy bill into law, New Jersey reclaimed the national policy leadership it abdicated during years of stagnation under the Christie Administration, and jump-started the state’s clean energy economy. The state is now […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]


News and Policies, State

Kentucky amends law allowing surface coal mining and reclamation permit applications to submit their own bonds

June 6, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

At the beginning of April, Kentucky governor signed a bill that amends portions of chapters of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) that relate to mining. The 40-page bill introduces numerous new provisions with regards to different types of mining operations […]