Archive for May, 2013
After months of debate between lawmakers, Connecticut’s House passed a bill that would redefine how the state counts and categorizes clean energy on Tuesday. The Senate passed the bill earlier in May, which changed how energy sources qualify as “clean” in the state. This is significant for consumers and energy producers since the status of …Read More
Over the past decade or so, more and more residents are considering investing in energy efficient appliances as well as renewable energy systems such as solar panels and geothermal heat. You’ve probably noticed a great deal of hype about solar panels, but probably haven’t seen much news centered on geothermal heat systems.
What is a Geothermal …Read More
According to industry advocates and environmentalists, the state of New Jersey has been reallocating funds from energy ratepayers for clean-energy and renewable energy efforts to other non-related initiatives.
The state’s Board of Public Utilities (BPU) discovered that the Christie administration was preparing to reallocate an additional $10 million in clean-energy funds to make up for a …Read More
Last month, the City of Evanston, Illinois chose Verde Energy, a leading retail electricity provider in the US and Canada, for its ongoing city-wide electricity aggregation program.
Evanston received bids from several retail electricity providers but chose Verde because of its low electricity rates and because it offered 100% renewable energy to the city. Starting in …Read More
Most of us understand what renewable electricity is, but the difference between renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets is less clear. Nevertheless, it’s important to understand what exactly renewable electricity is in order to understand RECs and carbon offsets.
Renewable Electricity Basics
Renewable electricity is electricity derived from sources that are replenished over time, without depleting …Read More