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Regular posts are from Interwest, but the news stories are from Google News feeds, sorted by relevance and updated on a continuous, automatic basis. As such, opinions expressed in the news stories do not represent policy positions of the Interwest Energy Alliance or its members.

Hydro outage planned in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas, North End Saturday –

Manitoba Hydro is temporarily cutting the cord to residents in Winnipeg's Point Douglas and North End neighbourhoods Saturday evening to make an upgrade to the electrical system. Hydro says power will be out in the area starting at 11:45 p.m. and won't come back on until about 2 a.m. Sunday. An estimated 1,000 customers will be … [Read more...]

U.S. renewable energy is 7 times higher than just a decade ago – KMSP-TV

KMSP-TVU.S. renewable energy is 7 times higher than just a decade agoKMSP-TVKMSP - Nearly 7% of the total produced electricity in the United States now comes from renewable energy, up from just 1% a decade ago, and the numbers just keep climbing. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), power … [Read more...]

Consumers Energy launches solar energy pilot program | –

JACKSON, MI -- Consumers Energy has partnered with Silicon Valley-based solar provider SunPower Corporation to offer its customers a streamlined program to power their homes with solar energy.  The Jackson-based company announced the start of its Solar Distributed Generation Pilot program on Friday, May 26. The … [Read more...]

Solar Energy’s Potential $2.8 Trillion Prize – Motley Fool

We are just beginning to scratch the surface of the potential for solar energy, both in the U.S. and around the world. And a recent presentation on the industry's outlook by Shayle Kann of GTM Research described a path to $2.8 trillion in solar power investments globally between now and  2035. Even with that enormous … [Read more...]

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal miners – WALB-TV

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal minersWALB-TVGoldwind Americas, an arm of a Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, has been looking for workers to take permanent jobs on the Wyoming wind farms they supply. (Source: TLPOSCHARSKY/Flickr). (RNN) - A Chinese manufacturing company is offering … [Read more...]

In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors – Salon

This article originally appeared on In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley. And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your neighbor’s roof. Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is … [Read more...]

Hydro rate hikes should come with plan to help low-income customers, Green Action Centre says –

An environmental group says if Manitoba Hydro wants to increase its rates, the utility needs to have a plan to help low-income people deal with the higher price tag. In a submission to the Public Utility Board dated May 26, the Green Action Centre says Manitoba Hydro might have to increase rates to cover its significant … [Read more...]

Sudbury MPP defends hydro rates – The Sudbury Star

Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said Friday he is ready and willing to face Ontario voters next year over the issue of soaring hydro rates because rebuilding Ontario's electrical system is something that had to be done. Thibeault, who is also the MPP for Sudbury, was guest speaker at a business lunch hosted by the … [Read more...]

National Grid nears completion of $77 million transmission line – Albany Times Union

Albany Times UnionNational Grid nears completion of $77 million transmission lineAlbany Times UnionWhat's known as the Mohican-Battenkill Rebuild Project, a two-year effort to rebuild a 14-mile stretch of transmission lines between the so-called Mohican substation in Easton and the Battenkill substation in Moreau, is largely out … [Read more...]

Iceland’s Geothermal Blue Lagoon Is Getting Its First Luxury Hotel – Sporteluxe

SporteluxeIceland's Geothermal Blue Lagoon Is Getting Its First Luxury HotelSporteluxeThe man-made geothermal spa, which sits in the middle of a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, is largely recognised as one of the world's greatest natural wonders, and for good reason—its mineral-rich waters are naturally heated and … [Read more...]