Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

Renewables on the Rise in the United States - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The latest energy infrastructure update report by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc) has revealed that renewable energy accounts for 40.61% of all new energy generation capacity added so far this year.
Ferc’s calculations – which only include utility-scale solar and omit distributed generation – also reveal that renewable additions to the U.S.’s power mix …Read More

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies. This investment will fund research and development projects to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of all components of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants, ultimately lowering the cost of solar electricity.
“Investments …Read More

Utility Ameren Builds Solar Power Plant - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Construction crews are getting close to finishing work on Ameren Missouri`s new solar power plant in O`Fallon, Missouri.
In what used to be a 20 acre beanfield, workers have been building the O`Fallon Renewable Energy Center, an almost six Megawatt power plant, consisting of 19,000 solar panels.
Construction is about 80 percent complete.
“We are moving away …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

PSEG Long Island announced today a coordinated effort with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to launch On-Bill Recovery and Smart Energy Loans.
Beginning August 1st, all PSEG Long Island residential customers are able to apply for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems from local contractors through a Smart Energy Loan or …Read More

China’s renewable energy capacity increased from 27.8 GW (gigawatts) in 2001 to 183 GW in 2013, and alternative sources are expected to account for more than 20 percent of the country’s total electricity generation by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
The country’s emergence as a major player in the global renewable energy industry, …Read More

According to a report from the Texas grid operators, more power from state’s wind farms and solar installations is getting to consumers
In 2013, the renewable power sector saw its output rise by more than 4 million megawatt-hours, the largest increase in four years. That amounted to a 12 percent increase over the previous year. At …Read More

President Barack Obama delivered a speech at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, California, on Friday May 9th, where he unveiled 300 measures that would expand the use of clean energy sources that would create jobs and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
The president chose Wal-Mart because of its effort and commitment to renewable energy, including solar …Read More