Georgia Power and First Solar Sign PPA for Region’s Largest Solar Project

Georgia Power and First Solar Sign PPA for Region’s Largest Solar Project

Under a PPA with Georgia Power, photovoltaic systems provider First Solar will begin developing and building the largest standalone PV solar plant in the southeastern United States. Once completed, the 200-MW plant is expected to generate more than 450 GWh of electricity each year. The … Read more…

Consumers Energy To Cut Coal, Add Renewables by 2040

Consumers Energy To Cut Coal, Add Renewables by 2040

Consumers Energy, the largest energy provider in Michigan, aims to reduce carbon emissions by 80% and completely stop using coal for electricity generation by 2040. The public utility also said it plans to make sure at least 40% of the energy produced by that date … Read more…

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University seeks to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, according to a new plan based on recommendations from a task force made up of students, faculty members, and senior administrators. “An analysis done by the task force found that the full scope of damages associated with … Read more…

American Electric Power Will Invest in Grid Efficiency, Add Renewables

American Electric Power Will Invest in Grid Efficiency, Add Renewables

American Electric Power (AEP) is changing its energy strategy to increase investment in grid efficiency, add renewables, upgrade transmission and distribution, and drastically cut carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants. The Columbus, Ohio-based utility says the move was driven in part by customer demand. … Read more…

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Draft budget documents show that the Trump Administration is preparing to ask Congress to slash 2019 funding for clean energy research by 72%, the Washington Post reported. Trump wants to cut the budget for the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) … Read more…

Report: Higher Capacities Mean Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time

Report: Higher Capacities Mean Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time

A new report from Environment New York shows that energy storage is increasingly becoming a viable option for businesses. Rising renewable energy production means that energy storage is ready for prime time, according to the state-based environmental advocacy organization. The report, “Making Sense of Energy … Read more…

More Companies Set 100% Renewable Energy Goals in 2017

More Companies Set 100% Renewable Energy Goals in 2017

This year, 100 was the magic number as a slew of influential companies made commitments to use 100% renewable electricity in the future. The RE100 global initiative, which was created by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP in 2014, reached a major milestone over … Read more…

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

Researchers from the University of Colorado published a new study this week showing that GHG emissions are shifting wind energy resources from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, Wired reported. For companies in the north banking on renewables, this could drastically affect future wind … Read more…

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California’s major utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s target of 33% renewable energy by 2020 and investor-owned utilities project they will actually get to 50% by then, according to a new report from the California Public Utilities Commission. The state’s gains … Read more…

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

A major push for energy-efficient retrofits and initiatives in New York City is getting a boost from a local startup incubator focused on smart cities, clean energy, and smart grid technology. Companies that come out of the Urban Future Lab, part of the NYU Tandon … Read more…

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