Archive for April, 2013
Green Mountain Energy began its Sun Club in 2002 in an effort to fund, supply and build solar power for non-profit organizations across the country. In April alone, the renewable retail electricity provider’s Sun Club program donated $113,000 to three non-profits in Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The Sun Club is a voluntary program in which …Read More
Solar Stays Strong in First Quarter of 2013
For the first time in history, solar energy accounted for all new utility electricity generation capacity added to the U.S. grid. The Solar Energy Industries Association announced the news after reviewing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) March 2013 “Energy Infrastructure Update”.
Seven major projects in California, Nevada, New …Read More
Renewable Energy Requirements
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the dependency on traditional fossil fuel energy sources, regulators in Massachusetts have set forth new renewable electricity purchasing requirements for all the state’s public utilities. Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) now requires each public utility to bid on long-term green energy contracts no …Read More
In more than a dozen states, residents and businesses are able to purchase their electric supply from renewable-derived sources. Due to government regulations as well as popular demand, there is now an abundance of retail electricity suppliers that offer partial or 100% green power plans at affordable prices.
Renewable energy has both economic and environmental benefits. …Read More
Historical Times for Maryland and Renewable Energy
March saw a historical moment in Maryland, when the state’s Senate passed a new wind energy law that will require a certain percentage of the state’s electricity consumption to be supplied by offshore wind energy. The move reflects a push in the state to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, …Read More