Category: State

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 […]

News and Policies, State

Duke Energy Finds Support for Smaller NC Grid Improvement Plan

June 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Duke Energy Carolinas has reached an agreement with environmental groups on a multi-billion dollar grid improvement program for its North Carolina territory. Duke initially wanted to spend (and charge customers) $7.8 billion over 10 years for its grid plan. The […]

News and Policies, State

NV Energy awards 1GW PV, plans 100MW batteries for Nevada but ballot roadblock looms

June 1, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Utility NV Energy has awarded contracts in the US state of Nevada for over 1,000MW of renewable energy projects – including a 420MW-dc solar farm – and has also requested approval for 100MW of energy storage. In January, Energy-Storage.News reported […]

News and Policies, State

South Carolina Sues Feds Over End of Nuclear Fuel Program

May 30, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

AIKEN, South Carolina — South Carolina is suing the federal government after the Energy Department announced it was stopping construction of a plant to turn plutonium used in nuclear weapons into fuel for nuclear reactors. South Carolina Attorney General Alan […]

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 […]