A bill filed in the Wyoming legislature would make it illegal for utility companies to provide their customers with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
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HECO, Hawaii’s utility company, now expects to achieve its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. That’s 5 years sooner than originally expected.
The Bloomberg New Energy Outlook for 2016 sees wind and solar power outpacing new fossil fuel generating plants within 10 years. It thinks those plants will only be good as backups for renewable energy.
Toyota’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas will be almost 100% self powered using renewable power from solar panels. It will excess energy to the utility company.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a new analysis exploring the potential impact of recently extended federal tax credits concerning the deployment of renewable generation technologies and related CO2 emissions from the US electric sector. The report, Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions, details the use of state-of-the-art […]
The United States connected a total 487 MW of wind and utility-scale solar capacity to the national grid in August, according to new figures released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its latest Energy Infrastructure Update for August (PDF) this past week, in which the governmental agency revealed that of all new electricity generation […]
Welcome to Electricity 2.0, the age of distributed renewables. Solar and wind power will drive tremendous changes in how we make and distribute electricity.
Herman Trabish of Greentech Media has happened across a pretty interesting find — 97% of new electricity generation capacity in line to be added to the California grid in the second half (2H) of 2012 is from solar power projects. This is according to the California Independent System Operator (the ISO), as published in the 2012 Annual Report on […]
Here are parts 1 and 2 of a presentation I gave to a class of renewable energy graduate students yesterday (reposted from CleanTechnica): Renewable Energy Big Pic: Part 1 (Including 34 Charts & Graphs) As I mentioned in my article covering the latest US Solar Market Insight report (which I just published a few hours ago), I was “out […]
A new study by the Reiner Lemoine Institut and Solarpraxis AG has found that solar and wind power generation complement each other better than previously thought. The study examined the surface area where solar photovoltaic systems and wind turbines were installed together. In that same surface area, twice the amount of electricity was being generated, and the shading produced by the […]