Category: State

News and Policies, State

Concerns About Summer Reliability in Texas and California Persist

May 24, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

Higher-than-average temperatures forecast for much of the U.S. this summer won’t affect reliability in most regions, though concerns remain for Texas and Southern California, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Presenting the “Summer 2018 Energy Market and Reliability […]

News and Policies, State

California to make solar mandatory on new homes from 2020

May 10, 2018

Via: PV Resources

California has become the first state in the US to mandate for solar on new build homes. The California Energy Commission approved new Building Energy Efficiency Standards on Wednesday, including the requirement for a PV array on new build homes. […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

How Virginia Localities Will Get to 100% Renewable

May 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Last week a coalition led by the Sierra Club launched a “100% Virginia” campaign designed in part to encourage more localities to follow the lead of Balcksburg and Floyd in committing to a 100% renewable energy future. For many people […]

News and Policies, State

New York Aims for New, Ambitious Energy Goals

April 24, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced an ambitious acceleration of energy efficiencyin New York, including a comprehensive plan to achieve a new target for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, decrease consumer energy costs and create job opportunities. Meeting the new […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Nuclear Power Under Attack Again – This Time From The Ballot Box

April 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station could be forced to close in six years, instead of twenty-seven, if voters approve a renewable-energy ballot measure, according to plant owner Arizona Public Service Company (APS). The Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, […]

News and Policies, State

Glendale Shelves $500 Million Gas Plant to Examine Clean Alternatives

April 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The city council of Glendale, California last week voted to study clean energy options rather than approve a gas plant that has been years in the making. The city-controlled utility had proposed a rebuild of the existing Grayson plant. The […]

News and Policies, State

Secession Or Not, Big Win For Rooftop Solar In South Carolina

April 10, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The great state of South Carolina was very much in the national news last week because some members of the state legislature did some crazy, headline-grabbing stuff. That pretty much buried last week’s other big news out of South Carolina, […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

April 6, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

A new rooftop solar array for the Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo, Texas, is expected to offset 43% of the building’s energy needs, saving the owners $1.25 million over the system’s lifetime. Austin, Texas-based solar installation company Freedom Solar Power […]

News and Policies, State

Illinois Approves Path to 25% Renewable Energy by 2025

April 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

This week the Illinois Commerce Commission finalized the state’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, with tweaks that clean energy advocates say will boost installation and access to renewables in the state. It also officially places Illinois in the upper echelons […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Solar Array to be Constructed on Ohio Landfill

April 4, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

IGS Solar plans to begin construction this month on a solar array to be built on an unproductive landfill site. The 4 MW array is being built thanks to a power purchase agreement with Cleveland Public Power and the government […]

News and Policies, State

Massive Oil Fields In Texas Are Heaving And Sinking At Alarming Rates

March 28, 2018

Via: Forbes

Two massive sinkholes in Texas foretell a much larger story about the alarming rates of ground movement caused by oil and gas development in West Texas. A team of geophysicists from Southern Methodist University discovered that large portions of west […]

News and Policies, State

Facebook and Adobe to buy wind power from Nebraska facility

March 20, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

latest.gla.newsFacebook is to expand its use of wind energy through a new power purchase agreement with Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA). The deal, announced Monday, builds upon a previous one in which Facebook agreed to purchase the output from […]

News and Policies, State

New York Taking The Lead On Community Solar

March 15, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Should government be involved in commercial projects or should the private sector do all the heavy lifting itself? Maybe the answer is that public/private partnerships are society’s best way forward. Private entities get to make a profit while government makes […]

News and Policies, State

Governor: New York State to Invest $3 Billion for Offshore wind

March 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has touted an ambitious offshore wind development plan for months, though now that plan has a price — $3 billion. Cuomo announced the price during a talk at New York University, Newsday reported. The plan […]

News and Policies, State

California gas tax repeal fight gets an unlikely player — Trump

February 26, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Californians love their cars but these days they’re feeling more pain at the pump due in part to increased state excise taxes on gasoline. Drivers in California already pay the highest average for gasoline after Hawaii, and the Golden State […]