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Nevada is the fourth US state to commit to 100 percent clean energy

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-23 10:49
Nevada is joining the growing list of U.S. places that aim to ban fossil fuels from its electricity supply.
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APS battery energy storage facility explosion injures four firefighters; industry investigates

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-23 08:24
Last Friday evening in Surprise, Arizona a storage facility owned by Arizona Public Service (APS) exploded, injuring four firefighters. Reporter for azfamily.com, Maria Hechanova, visited the scene yesterday and reported that the explosion happened while four hazmat firefighters from Peoria were working to extinguish a battery fire at the facility.
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Duke Energy unit buys 150 MW California solar power project

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-22 09:57

The North Rosamond solar project is Duke Energy Renewables’ sixth solar generation facility in Kern County

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The world’s longest wind turbine blade rolled off the assembly line last week

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-22 08:21
Last week, LM Wind Power said it had successfully manufactured the world’s first wind turbine blade to surpass 100 meters in length.
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FERC finalizes expedited licensing process for hydropower projects

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-22 07:36

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a final rule establishing an expedited licensing process for original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and for closed-loop pumped storage projects.

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In Michigan, developer cancels plan for large Upper Peninsula wind project

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-22 07:24
Citing planning delays, a global renewable energy developer has canceled plans for a major wind project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Mayor: PG&E assets are ‘great’ opportunity to bring clean energy to San Francisco

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-18 07:39
San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to take over some of the company’s assets for the city’s power needs, a move that would shake up California’s largest utility and remake the state’s energy landscape.
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Duke Energy to build North Carolina solar estimated at $404M

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-18 07:29
Duke Energy Corp. will develop six utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina that may cost up to $404 million as part of the state’s bid to boost renewable energy.
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California college invests in 1-MW solar carport to offset 100 percent of its energy use

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-18 02:01
Yuba College, a community college part of the Yuba Community College District, this week completed a 1-MW solar carport installation that it says could result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The District purchased the solar outright, which resulted in optimal savings.
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Three strategies for building solar and wind energy systems on potentially contaminated lands

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 13:23
Building solar and wind energy projects on potentially contaminated lands can be a golden opportunity, both effective and cost-effective, for developers. The 120-acre Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation Superfund site was recently redeveloped with a utility-scale solar farm and is a prime example of the reuse potential inherent in thousands of Superfund sites, brownfields, retired power plants, and landfills.
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IREC’s career map shows climate change related employment opportunities on the rise

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 10:00
A new career map, Careers in Climate Control Technology, provides a first-of-its-kind interactive, visual tool to showcase the employment opportunities that exist in the swiftly growing HVAC/R industry – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The sector is on track for projected growth of 15 percent from 2016 to 2026.
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In Northeast, more research needed on offshore wind’s impact on fishing

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 09:10
As plans for wind farms across New England’s waters progress, fishermen continue to express concerns about the impact of the burgeoning offshore wind industry on their livelihoods.
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SEPA helps demystify transactive energy in new report

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 07:35
This week the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) released a report that is says will help utilities and other industry stakeholders understand and prepare for the grid of the future
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Vermont utility launches vision for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-17 06:39
This weekend at its “Earth Day Every Day Fair,” Green Mountain Power announced an energy vision to have a 100 percent carbon free energy supply by 2025 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The utility said the move is among the most aggressive carbon targets for a utility of GMP’s size in the country.
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Green new deal electricity – what really bothers the feds

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-16 12:47

For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model. Large coal, hydro and (later) nuclear generating facilities produced huge amounts of electricity and, through a spider’s web of high voltage transmission lines, sent the power to distribution substations which in turn, through a secondary set of lower voltage feeders, distributed the power out to the end users. And when the end user flipped the switch, their lights would go on. This system was very reliable.

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Starbucks makes 'two-sided' investment in Texas solar farms

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-16 07:23
Starbucks Corp. is boosting its investments in clean power.
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Siemens Gamesa signs major French offshore wind deal

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-16 05:53

France’s plans to develop its offshore wind industry have taken a significant step forward with the signing of a deal with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).

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PSC approves 5-fold solar expansion in Wisconsin

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-15 10:17
Last week at its Open Meeting, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved five interrelated cases that will lead to a five-fold expansion of solar energy in Wisconsin.
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Can the US government stop utilities from attempting to kill solar in Montana?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-15 09:42
In the years since its passage, Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) has provided one of the few options for small producers of renewable energy to access electric generation markets controlled by monopoly utilities. The law requires a monopoly utility to purchase the output of certain small power producers known as “qualifying facilities” (QFs) at the utility’s “avoided cost”—that is, the cost the utility would incur to generate or purchase power in the absence of the purchase from the QF.
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Clean energy industry applauds Puerto Rico’s new 100 percent clean energy law

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-12 09:54
On Thursday, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló signed into law the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act which lays the groundwork for the island’s transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050.
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