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Renewable Electricity Continues to Rise - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Utility-scale renewable electricity generation grew by 23 percent between 2009 and 2012, led by wind and solar as renewables became a bigger part of the U.S. generation.
“Wind comprised the majority of the net generation increase supplied by renewables, adding 74%, or 66,717 GWh, of the increase, while solar saw tremendous percentage growth over the period,” …Read More

Utility Ameren to Build Solar Facility - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ameren Missouri announced that it would build a multi-million-dollar solar energy facility on a 19-acre site next to its electrical substation in O’Fallon, Missouri.
The facility’s 19,000 solar panels will provide 5.7 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 650 houses in the St. Louis area, Ameren Missouri officials said.
Bill Barbieri, the utility’s director of renewable …Read More

Your annual heating bill depends on two factors: your location and heating equipment. You cannot do much about the first (unless you move of course), but you can save on your heating bill by upgrading your home with a new heating system. In the past five years, renewable energy has emerged as an economically viable …Read More

New Year Brings Texas Wind Power - Friday, January 3, 2014

On New Year’s Day, the network of transmission lines that comprise Texas’ “Competitive Renewable Energy Zone” (CREZ) became fully operational, bringing electricity from wind turbines in West Texas and the Panhandle to points east.
Many of the lines have been active (and have contributed to record-breaking percentages of Texas electricity coming from wind), but the January …Read More