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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

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

Recently, Constellation received the 2013 Platts Global Energy Award in the “Energy Efficiency — Energy Supplier” category for its Efficiency Made Easy program. Efficiency Made Easy gives Constellation commercial and industrial customers in competitive electricity markets the ability to fund energy conservation measures, such as energy efficient lighting, building automation controls and HVAC upgrades, as …Read More

President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple their renewable sources for electricity with a 20 percent increase by 2020.
Obama says the plan will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind power that provide thousands of jobs.
Obama was …Read More

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach and state Rep. Greg Vitali, unveiled a new bill that hopes to increase the state’s amount of renewable energy capability. An increase to Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) will help power homes and businesses within the state.
Pennsylvania’s current AEPS, which was enacted in 2004, currently requires 8 percent of the …Read More

Wolfgang Bauer, a distinguished professor at Michigan State University, views unused farmland in Michigan as untapped energy resources. He believes farmlands hold immense opportunity economic development.
Bauer studies the ways in which renewable energy from animal waste, energy crops like corn or switch grass, and even food waste can be transformed into biogas. He also has researched the …Read More

Microsoft Invests in a Texas Wind Farm - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In a move that underlines the growing appeal of corporate investment in renewable energy, Microsoft announced that it will power one of its data centers with electricity from a Texas wind farm.
The software giant has agreed to buy all of the output from the 110 megawatt (MW) wind farm for 20 years. The project, to …Read More

Residential solar power has become increasingly affordable over the past few years as an environmentally friendly, cost-saving alternative to traditionally sources of energy. But even as costs have lowered, the price for solar installations still remains too high for low-income communities. GRID Alternatives, a solar installation non-profit, takes great measures to bring green opportunities to …Read More

More Residents are Choosing Solar - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ben Kunz, a resident in Cheshire, Connecticut,  wanted to do “the green thing” and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house, he leased one.
“I thought it was a pretty good deal,” he said. “I lean a little environmentalist, so …Read More

Top 5 States for Solar Energy - Friday, September 20, 2013

As solar energy becomes increasing more popular within the United States, many residents are becoming more eager to jump on the bandwagon. But how does one know if solar energy is truly right for their home or business?
The cost of manufacturing photovoltaic, or PV, panels continues to decrease. In addition, many states offer generous tax …Read More