Posts Tagged ‘renewable electricity’

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

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

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook report, predicting that renewable electricity consumption will increase by 2.6% in 2013 and by 4.1% in 2014.
Renewable electricity produced in 2012 across the U.S. accounted for about 5% of total electricity production. As expected, wind power led among renewables, accounting for roughly 3.5% of …Read More

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has reported that all electric capacity added in the month of January was attributed to renewable energy. FERC is the independent government entity that regulates, monitors, and investigates interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil as well as other energy-related matters.
A total of 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new …Read More

Arista Power, a Rochester-based leader in renewable energy solutions, has partnered with the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to carry out a community-based solar purchasing program, termed “Solarize Seneca”. Seneca County residents will be able to participate in the program in which county residents and businesses will be able to purchase solar systems in …Read More

Like many other Illinois communities, Galesburg voters recently approved electric aggregation, whereby residents and small businesses in a community join together to purchase electric supply in bulk, at discounted rates. The vote was cast in November, and since then community leaders have been shopping around for a retail electricity provider by sending out bids to …Read More

The 2011 debt ceiling crisis and the 2012 fiscal cliff debates caused much of a stir in the renewable electricity and energy efficiency sectors. With the threat of losing Federal tax credits and other incentives, many companies and residents alike hesitated to invest in renewable energy and energy efficient improvements and technologies.
Leaving all politics aside, …Read More

A growing number of states around the country are adopting renewable electricity sources as a primary part of their energy strategy.

Google invests in innovative solar financing - Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Google announced on Tuesday, September 27, that it plans to make more than $75 million available to finance residential and commercial solar installations.