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NRG Energy Selling Off Its Renewable-Energy Projects – Texas Monthly

Texas MonthlyNRG Energy Selling Off Its Renewable-Energy ProjectsTexas MonthlyThe result of the review is a plan to raise $2.5 to $4 billion by divesting 50 to 100 percent of its NRG Yield renewable energy business and some of its conventional energy assets, which includes coal and natural gas plants. NRG also aims to remove … [Read more...]

Teens turn up the heat in annual solar car race – Dallas News (blog)

At the annual Solar Car Challenge, the sun is your friend -- even when that means a ride in 152-degree heat.  High schools from throughout the country -- and beyond -- wrapped up four days of competition Saturday at the Texas Motor Speedway. While the day's official high hit 101 degrees, racers encountered … [Read more...]

Can Colorado convert to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040? (3 letters) – The Denver Post

The Denver PostCan Colorado convert to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040? (3 letters)The Denver PostThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center operates at the base of the foothills just south of Boulder. Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Michael Johnston have pledged to make … [Read more...]

Ontario’s expensive hydro system unreliable – Toronto Sun

Toronto SunOntario's expensive hydro system unreliableToronto SunFrom Premier Kathleen Wynne on down, whenever the Ontario Liberals talk about the high cost of electricity they have imposed on us, they boast about creating a “clean, modern and reliable” hydro system as a result. Those words are constantly repeated … [Read more...]

Orange Confidential: Goshen named a Clean Energy Community by state – Times Herald-Record

Orange Confidential: Goshen named a Clean Energy Community by stateTimes Herald-RecordThe Village of Goshen has been designated a Clean Energy Community by New York state, the first municipality in Orange County to score the Clean Energy nod, Mayor Kyle Roddey said. Now the village qualifies to apply for a $50,000 grant that … [Read more...]

Letter: Wind energy produces ‘net zero power’ – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Sioux Falls Argus LeaderLetter: Wind energy produces 'net zero power'Sioux Falls Argus LeaderCongratulations on Lincoln County's new setback rules, and Dave Brouwer rightly examines the new parameters. While this is not a ban, it sends a message of caution to developers. However, this setback is in our view, very, very modest … [Read more...]

Letter: Let’s push for more clean energy jobs – Tri-City Herald

Letter: Let's push for more clean energy jobsTri-City HeraldDan Newhouse understands the value of investing in clean energy. During a recent House budget hearing, he challenged Energy Secretary Rick Perry about reports that President Trump's proposed budget could eliminate many of the jobs at PNNL. … [Read more...]

Region’s renewable energy boom to require $200bn investment – The National

NewsweekRegion's renewable energy boom to require $200bn investmentThe NationalAn unprecedented surge of renewable energy projects in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region will need more than US$200 billion worth of investment in the coming years, according to a new research from business intelligence service … [Read more...]

Hawaii’s Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy – Madison.com

Madison.comHawaii's Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar EnergyMadison.comHawaii has long been the U.S. leader in solar energy deployment, despite the fact that the state's renewable energy efforts rarely get national attention. Solar energy, in particular, makes sense in Hawaii because of the state's … [Read more...]

Hawaii’s Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar Energy – Motley Fool

The NationalHawaii's Push to 100% Renewable Energy Presents Opportunity for Solar EnergyMotley FoolHawaii has long been the U.S. leader in solar energy deployment, despite the fact that the state's renewable energy efforts rarely get national attention. Solar energy, in particular, makes sense in Hawaii because of the state's … [Read more...]