Toward 100% clean energy: two million solar strong and growing

Thu, 2019-05-09 07:53
Today, IREC proudly joins the collective voice of advocates and industry celebrating a milestone we have worked for 37 years to witness: two million solar installations now in the U.S. What better timing than in a year when children and governors, presidential candidates and corporate CEOs are all making headlines about the urgency of climate change action.
Categories: Green Power

U.K. has been using coal-free energy since May 1

Thu, 2019-05-09 07:36
The U.K. has now gone more than a week without using any of its coal-fired power stations, yet another record, and a sign that life without the dirtiest fossil fuel might not be that far away.
Categories: Green Power

Washington becomes fifth state in the US to aim for 100 percent clean energy

Wed, 2019-05-08 08:14
This week in Seattle, Washington, Senate Bill 5116 was signed into law in by Governor Jay Inslee after passing the state legislature earlier this month. This bill cuts out coal power by 2025 and requires an equitable transition to 100 percent clean electricity for the entire state by 2045.
Categories: Green Power

New Google-supported project will measure and publicize carbon-emission data from every power plant in the world

Wed, 2019-05-08 08:01

Tuesday brings a somewhat mind-blowing announcement in the world of power plants and pollution. In a nutshell: A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power plant in the world, in real time.

Categories: Green Power

LA is next city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals

Wed, 2019-05-08 07:58

As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year.

Categories: Green Power

Siemens to spin off gas and power business

Wed, 2019-05-08 05:24

Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa.

Categories: Green Power

Six schools in Minnesota saving money, boosting education with solar

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:23
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) last week announced a partnership to develop six solar arrays, totaling 1.5 MW, for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts and Central Lakes College.
Categories: Green Power

IEA alarmed as new renewables capacity stalls

Tue, 2019-05-07 04:11

Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.

Categories: Green Power

Clearing up some confusion over community solar in New York

Mon, 2019-05-06 08:45
Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity.
Categories: Green Power

GMP partners with Tesla to provide batteries for all

Mon, 2019-05-06 06:06
Climate-conscious Vermont utility, Green Mountain Power, is partnering with Tesla Inc. as it aspires to install battery systems in every home it serves.
Categories: Green Power


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