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Residential Solar Threatens Utilities - Thursday, September 25, 2014

Utilities throughout the country have been fighting the growth of solar under the presumption that increased solar adoption will hurt profits and grid reliability. Some utilities have taken the initiative to embrace solar and find methods to work with it, but they are currently in the minority. While many utilities fear a decline in their …Read More

Alternative Energy Policy in Michigan - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

While Michigan is one of fewer than 30 states with a self-imposed mandate for renewable energy generation, the state’s policy is among the least aggressive in that group.
Utilities are expected to soon meet the 2008 state law that requires them to derive 10 percent of their energy from alternative sources such as the sun or …Read More

Geothermal Power Increases Globally - Thursday, September 11, 2014

According to an analysis by the Earth Policy Institute, the world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries.
Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent …Read More

Wind Power Takes Hold in United States - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

At first glance, wind power might seem to be an easy road in the trip to renewable energy: Set up a turbine and begin cranking. But where turbines have been installed, nearby residents have complained about the sight. Beyond that, the costs to set up wind farms are high.
As a result, wind power has developed …Read More