Renewable energy generates record power in US in 2016 | The Global Times
August 26th, 2016
Renewable energy, including hydroelectricity, has been producing more electricity than ever in the United States since the beginning of this year, according to data released by the US Energy Department on Thursday.
Daily Report: More Clean Energy, Brought to You by the Cloud | The New York Times
August 24th, 2016
Big data centers for the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are increasing the demand for renewable energy, which may spur the construction of green facilities.
August 22nd, 2016
The Energy Department today awarded $5 million to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and increase our nation's energy security and resiliency. Through the department's State Energy Program (SEP), each state will substantively advance energy efficiency and/or renewable energy, addressing a broad range of areas for advancement.
New York's Clean Energy Standard is a key step toward pricing carbon pollution fairly | Utility Drive
August 18th, 2016
The Clean Energy Solutions (CES) lays out one of the country’s first clean energy plans that relies on sound economic valuation of generators’ clean energy attributes.
It's the Dawn of the Community Solar Farm | Bloomberg L.P
August 16th, 2016
A growing number of consumers are buying into community solar farms that allow renters and apartment dwellers to access renewable energy produced on neighborhood plots that can be small enough to host a little league baseball game. Some are so modest they’re referred to as solar gardens.
Hampshire College Is Going 100% Solar for Electricity | Hampshire College
June 10, 2016
Hampshire College will begin construction in late July of 15,000 solar panels, covering approximately 19 acres on the 840-acre campus, the centerpiece of its plan to produce 100% of campus electricity from on-site renewable energy, on an annualized basis. Project partner SolarCity has applied for town permits to begin construction of the two PV solar arrays and a Tesla battery-storage system.
August 10th, 2016
Cities large and small are leading the charge on the country's transition to clean energy, driven by concerns that range from air pollution to the need to create jobs, according to a new report from the Sierra Club.
New York Joins California In Leading On Clean Energy | The Huffington Post
For a glimpse of what New York’s just-announced clean energy standard could mean to the state’s economy, look West.New York’s plan to get 50 percent of its energy from renewables by 2030, announced Monday by Gov. Cuomo, matches the renewable standard set by California in 2015. It will make New York a major leader for clean energy (only tiny Vermont and Hawaii have higher standards than New York and California), setting an example for other states.
NY's PSC Puts Clean Energy Standard on its Monday Agenda | Peekskill Cortlandt Patch
July 29th, 2016
The Public Service Commission has finalized the agenda for its Monday meeting and top on the list is a proceeding on motion of the commission to implement a large-scale renewable program and a clean energy standard for New York state.
July 28th, 2016
Williams College has stepped in to help complete a solar array project that has deteriorated in Williamstown. Under the agreement with the town, Williams College will invest about $6 million to construct a 1.9-megawatt solar array on a capped landfill.