UN Report: Lack of Funding Hampers Sustainable Energy Access in Least Developed Countries

UN Report: Lack of Funding Hampers Sustainable Energy Access in Least Developed Countries

Lack of funding is the biggest hurdle facing the 47 least developed countries in the world as they try to reach sustainability targets, the United Nations reported. The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small … Read more…

Facilities in Georgia County to Save More Than $13 Million in Energy and Operating Costs

Facilities in Georgia County to Save More Than $13 Million in Energy and Operating Costs

Fifteen facilities throughout Newton County, Georgia are looking to save more than $13.7 million in energy and operating costs over 15 years with efficient upgrades. County official have partnered with ABM Industries Inc. to implement various energy-efficient infrastructure upgrades to buildings, such as rejuvenated HVAC … Read more…

Goldman Sachs Signs Long-term PPA, Predicts Mega Renewables Growth in Europe

Goldman Sachs Signs Long-term PPA, Predicts Mega Renewables Growth in Europe

Goldman Sachs has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to build a 68-MW wind farm in Pennsylvania. The move – moving Goldman Sachs closer to its goal of using 100% renewable energy – comes at a time when … Read more…

UT Recycles 25 Tons of Waste from One Football Game

UT Recycles 25 Tons of Waste from One Football Game

The University of Tennessee spent almost $900,000 in 2007 to send its trash to a landfill. At that time, campus-wide recycling represented 9 percent of total waste. Ten years later, UT spends less than $400,000 a year transporting trash – saving a full $500,000 annually – and recycles about 30 percent of total waste, UT Recycling Manger Jay Price told the Knoxville News Sentinel on May 2.

Austin Energy Proposes Value of Solar for Commercial Customers

Austin Energy Proposes Value of Solar for Commercial Customers

Publicly owned electric utility Austin Energy presented a commercial Value of Solar proposal at a meeting of the six-member Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee on April 24, the Austin Monitor reported.

NYSERDA Offers $15.5M in Funding for Energy Storage Projects

NYSERDA Offers $15.5M in Funding for Energy Storage Projects

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced on April 19 that it is making a total of $15.5 million in funding available for energy storage projects that can support renewable energy technologies, save customers money, and ease peak electric demand burdens on the power grid.

Duke Proposes to Cut Payments to NC Customer Operators by 36%

Duke Proposes to Cut Payments to NC Customer Operators by 36%

If North Carolina state regulators accept Duke Energy’s proposal (Docket E-100 Sub 148) to cut the price it pays for power from independent producers, a typical 5-MW solar array built in 2017 would make about $230,000 less a year than one built in 2016, according to an April 19 report by the Triad Business Journal.

Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Puget Sound Energy that will enable the software giant to buy its own power directly from the open market at wholesale prices. The accord is subject to the approval of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in the coming weeks, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported on April 13.

Walmart Signs with AMS for 40 MWh of Energy Storage at Southern California Stores

Walmart Signs with AMS for 40 MWh of Energy Storage at Southern California Stores

Under the first phase of an agreement signed with Walmart on April 11, Advanced Microgrid Solutions of San Francisco will design, install, and operate 40 MWh of advanced energy storage at 27 of the discount retailer’s stores in Southern California.

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