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  • 6 key trends in sustainable and renewable energy
    on February 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    The 2019 Sustainable Energy in America factbook was released this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). The factbook highlights a number of key trends in sustainable and renewable energy growth, emissions and jobs in the sector. Take a glance at the six charts below to learn more. […]

  • California municipal utility will phase out three natural gas power plants in favor of renewables
    on February 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    This week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that rather than investing in the Haynes, Harbor and Scattergood natural gas power plants to meet the requirements of a 2010 law related to a practice known as once through cooling, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will phase them out in favor of renewable energy. […]

  • Clean Energy Group Says Georgia Power’s New IRP Falls Short on Solar, Energy Efficiency
    on February 1, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    On January 31, 2019, Georgia Power, the largest utility in the state submitted its newest integrated resource plan (IRP) to the state utility commission for approval. […]

  • LaFleur Will Not Seek a Third Term as FERC Commissioner
    on February 1, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Federal energy regulatory commissioner Cheryl LaFleur announced on Twitter on January 31 that she will not be seeking a third term and will be leaving the commission later in 2019. She said in the tweet that this is not the outcome she had hoped for but that she felt very lucky to have served on FERC for more than 8 years. She said she plans to serve out the rest of her term, which is up at the end of June. […]

  • GE Combines Renewable Generation and Grid Businesses to Increase Efficiency
    on January 30, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    GE announced today that it sees a future in housing its renewable generation businesses (onshore and offshore wind, hydropower) alongside its grid businesses which include substations and transformers plus solar, storage and distributed energy resource (DER) control software. GE Renewable Energy CEO Jerome Pecresse said in a press conference that the move will simplify the lives of GE’s customers by giving them one point of contact for all of their renewable energy power needs. […]

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  • 6 key trends in sustainable and renewable energy February 15, 2019
    The 2019 Sustainable Energy in America factbook was released this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). The factbook highlights a number of key trends in sustainable and renewable energy growth, emissions and jobs in the sector. Take a glance at the six charts below to learn […]
  • California municipal utility will phase out three natural gas power plants in favor of renewables February 14, 2019
    This week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that rather than investing in the Haynes, Harbor and Scattergood natural gas power plants to meet the requirements of a 2010 law related to a practice known as once through cooling, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will phase them out in favor of […]
  • Clean Energy Group Says Georgia Power’s New IRP Falls Short on Solar, Energy Efficiency February 1, 2019
    On January 31, 2019, Georgia Power, the largest utility in the state submitted its newest integrated resource plan (IRP) to the state utility commission for approval.
  • LaFleur Will Not Seek a Third Term as FERC Commissioner February 1, 2019
    Federal energy regulatory commissioner Cheryl LaFleur announced on Twitter on January 31 that she will not be seeking a third term and will be leaving the commission later in 2019. She said in the tweet that this is not the outcome she had hoped for but that she felt very lucky to have served on […]
  • GE Combines Renewable Generation and Grid Businesses to Increase Efficiency January 30, 2019
    GE announced today that it sees a future in housing its renewable generation businesses (onshore and offshore wind, hydropower) alongside its grid businesses which include substations and transformers plus solar, storage and distributed energy resource (DER) control software. GE Renewable Energy CEO Jerome Pecresse said in a press conference that the move will simplify the […]
  • Germany to Auction Even More Offshore Wind January 25, 2019
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is set to hold more auctions for offshore wind power, plugging a current gap in tenders for the next three years that the industry has said would harm turbine makers and hamper green targets.
  • What Does the Nuclear Power Phase-Out Mean for Energy Storage? January 23, 2019
    The power industry is facing a nuclear power dilemma, according to a report published by The Union of Concerned Scientists. UCS assessed the economic viability and performance of nuclear power plants operating in the United States and concluded that the retirement of these plants will likely result in the adoption of coal and natural gas […]
  • Treadmills That Generate Electricity May Be Headed For Your Gym January 22, 2019
    As scientists seek more ways to harness nature’s power to produce renewable energy, there’s one energy source burned naturally every day that isn’t being harnessed: calories.
  • The Inaugural Fantasy Energy League’s Official Draft Preview: Game On! January 21, 2019
    In early December, I put out a call to the online energy professionals community to find participants for the world’s first Fantasy Energy League. Perhaps I saw the pending end of the 2018 fantasy football season and I wanted something to fill the coming void, or maybe I was just curious to see who else […]
  • Bloomberg Opinion: PG&E Reneging On Renewables PPAs Makes No Sense January 18, 2019
    Utilities and renewable-energy advocates have long had a complicated relationship. Yet the prospect of PG&E Corp. tipping into bankruptcy by the end of January has sent shivers through the solar-and-wind sector.
  • Global Clean Energy Spending Dips in 2018 But Installations Rise on Lower Prices January 18, 2019
    Global funding for clean-energy projects sagged in 2018 after China’s decision to curb subsidies dragged down installations in the world’s biggest solar market.
  • 100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What Will It Take To Get There? January 17, 2019
    Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal.
  • Five Companies You’ve Definitely Heard of Join Up to Buy Solar Energy in Aggregation Deal January 17, 2019
    It’s hard to find a common thread between the business models of Gap, Bloomberg, Cox, Salesforce and Workday but today they are announcing that they all have one big thing in common: their desire to clean up their organizations’ energy supply by using renewable energy.
  • Ameresco Acquiring Maximum Solar to Increase Commercial-Scale Services January 17, 2019
    As part of its acquisition of Maximum Solar, Ameresco said, it will further develop in-house services to operate and maintain solar facilities. Maximum Solar currently manages about 150 MW of solar throughout the northeastern U.S.
  • Energy Storage Outlook for 2019: E-Mobility, Clean Energy Technologies and Lithium Batteries January 15, 2019
    2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation. Although the clean energy and transportation industries are only in their early days, it has become apparent that renewables and electrification of transportation are an irreversible trend, one […]