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Interwest Energy Alliance Statement on Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future

Interwest Energy Alliance For Immediate Release February 16, 2016 Contact: Sarah Propst,, 505-660-4229 CARSON CITY – Interwest Energy Alliance executive director Sarah Propst released the following statement today in response to the bipartisan group of 17 governors who signed the Governors’ Accord for a … [Read more...]

News that solar jobs are up in Ohio comes as bill weakening clean energy progresses – The Columbus Dispatch

Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch @DanGearino Ohio gained more than 1,000 jobs related to solar power in 2016, but the rate of growth lags the nation, according to a new report from a national solar advocacy group. The Solar Foundation released the findings today, during the same week that the Ohio House is expected to pass a … [Read more...]

Channeling solar power — and girl power — to sell cookies, aid vets – Chicago Tribune

Talk about creative problem-solving. To reach its sales target of 5,000 cookie boxes, south suburban Girl Scouts Troop 60194 needed to extend its business hours into the evening. But the usual spots — outside grocery stores, on college campuses, along sidewalks — rarely had outlets for plugging in lights, and selling … [Read more...]

What Trump’s Climate Change Executive Order Means for the Future of Clean Energy – Fortune

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is expected to release an executive order that rolls back Obama-era environmental protections. This plan should worry anyone who cares about the environment or America’s economic future, as it takes the country backward in global climate change leadership. Instead of galvanizing public … [Read more...]

Pumped Hydro For Managing Renewable Energy – Seeking Alpha

Pumped Hydro For Managing Renewable EnergySeeking AlphaPumped hydro, involving reversible pumping/energy generation between two reservoirs separated by significant vertical distance, provides 97% of the world's stored energy capacity and it already plays a major role in managing intermittency of renewable ...and … [Read more...]

Funding for wind energy research may be on the line – Windpower Engineering (press release)

Windpower Engineering (press release)Funding for wind energy research may be on the lineWindpower Engineering (press release)The last time the Wind Energy program was funded at an acceptable rate was in FY15 at $107 million (take a look what they accomplished with those funds). Now Reps. Loebsack and Coffman are looking for … [Read more...]

NDP plan would cut hydro bills by 30 per cent, says Andrea Horwath – Toronto Star

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is making a pitch for her party’s hydro plan, saying it’s the only solution that addresses Ontarians concerns while also cutting their bills by up to one-third.Her motion — to be debated at Queen’s Park on Tuesday — urges the government to return Hydro One back to public … [Read more...]

While Trump OKs Keystone, Europe Puts Wind Energy Hub Plans Into Motion – Sustainable Brands

While Trump OKs Keystone, Europe Puts Wind Energy Hub Plans Into MotionSustainable BrandsReducing CO2 emissions and achieving the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement requires, amongst other things, the wide-spread adoption of renewable energy sources. While President Trump is busy pursuing his fossil fuel-heavy agenda, … [Read more...]

National Grid proposes NH-Vt. high-power transmission line – New … – New Hampshire Business Review

Project would bring Canadian electricity to New England By Bob Sanders Published: March 28, 2017 National Grid announced Tuesday morning that it too wants to build a high-power transmission line linking Canada to New England. This one would go though both Vermont and New Hampshire along existing transmission lines. The … [Read more...]

UK breaks solar energy record on sunny March weekend – The Guardian

Last weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in the night, because solar panels on rooftops and in … [Read more...]

Solar Energy’s Dividend King Comes Through Again – Motley Fool

When 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) launched in 2015, it was built to be a dividend stock investors could rely on for the long term. The company primarily buys large, utility-scale solar projects with long-term contracts to sell energy to utilities, and the sun that powers its projects is highly predictable as an energy … [Read more...]