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Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Home Solar Laws Could Triple US Solar Base By 2045

December 4, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Offshore Wind Tenders Surge in Europe

November 26, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Europe’s offshore wind sector saw an uptick in activity this month as the U.K. unveiled development zone plans and France launched a 500-megawatt tender. In the U.K., the Crown Estate, which manages seafloor leases, released details of the areas it […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Despite Hurdles, Offshore Wind Energy Potential Is Generating Hype In the U.S.

November 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

The potential for offshore wind energy in the United States is enormous. But so, too, are its costs. That’s why New York State is now soliciting 800 megawatts of offshore wind projects — something that it hopes will lead to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

7 Incoming Governors Strongly Support Renewable Energy Goals

November 12, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Two-thirds of voters in Arizona fell prey to one of the most vicious disinformation campaigns in the annals of US politics last Tuesday. Bombarded by more than $25 million worth of lies bought and paid for by local utility company […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Puerto Rico Mulls Shift to 100% Renewable Energy After Hurricanes

November 5, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Regulators in Puerto Rico have introduced a clean energy bill that would put the island on the path to getting 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2050. The bill calls for 20% renewable electricity by 2025, 50% by […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewables face increasingly level playing field

November 2, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Opponents of renewable energy—a broad church that can stretch from economists lamenting subsidies’ distortion of competitive markets to climate-change-science deniers, and from hydrocarbons industry incumbents to uncompromising single-issue environmental lobbies—have a problem. Their inconvenient truth is that these technologies are […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Nestlé to Power its Texas Operations with 50% Renewable Energy

October 23, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced that they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply more than 50% of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook to be powered by 100MW of solar in New Mexico

October 22, 2018

Via: PV Resources

NM Renewable Development, LLC (NMRD), a joint venture between subsidiaries of utilities PNM Resources and American Electric Power, will build two 50MW solar PV projects in New Mexico to power Facebook facilities. Last week, PNM Resources’ New Mexico utility, PNM, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Voith and Siemens to collaborate on hybrid plants that include hydropower

October 17, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower. Hydropower plays a key role in sustainable and environmentally friendly power generation […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Inside the ‘Chaos’ Enveloping Illinois’ Distributed Solar Market

October 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Looking back on the evolution of state solar markets, Will Kenworthy — now Vote Solar’s Midwest regulatory director — remembers companies camping out overnight to turn in applications for incentives in New Jersey. He recalls Xcel Energy representatives in a […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Admin. Cries Uncle: $46 Million For Solar Power & Grid Resiliency

October 16, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

File under this one under D for Do as I do, not as I say. For all of President* Trump’s bluster over bringing back all the coal jobs, the US Department of Energy is still pursuing its renewable energy mission […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy starts work on 200-MW Central Valley Solar Farm

October 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Peninsula Clean Energy has broken ground on a 200-MW solar project in the Central Valley of California. The company called it the largest California solar installation being built exclusively for a community choice aggregation (CCA) agency. The Wright Solar facility […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can America Be The Greatest Country On Earth If It Is Ignoring Climate Change?

October 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

Sunday evening, I was watching pro football while my golden retriever cuddled on my lap. A political commercial appeared posing the question of whether America was the “greatest country on earth.” Interestingly, it pertained to a congressional race in West […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

World’s biggest baking company goes green

September 25, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baking company, has committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity by the year 2025. Headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, Grupo Bimbo has also joined the RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The Public Wants Renewable Energy & They Want It Now!

September 17, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Zachary and I were having a conversation in the CleanTechnica executive dining room the other day about renewable energy. While noshing on crostini and capers, the subject of George Lakoff came up, a writer and Democratic strategist known for such […]