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California Aggregators To Seek 10 GW Of Clean Power By 2030

May 1st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

California’s Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are slowly assuming the traditional utility role of acquiring renewable energy generation for customers. While the role is fairly new, the CCAs nonetheless are now faced with the massive task of securing 9 to 10 gigawatts of new clean energy to meet the state’s 2030 ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets


NRDC Blog: What That Flashy Renewable Energy Paper Got Wrong

April 27th, 2019 | by NRDC

The costs of wind and solar energy keep falling; installing a new wind turbine costs about a third of what it did in 2008. Solar prices fell by 88 percent during that time. In fact, renewable energy is so inexpensive, utilities have found that they can save customers money by closing coal plants early and replacing them with wind and solar power


These Lawyers Are Creating An ALEC For Climate Change

April 5th, 2019 | by Nexus Media

For the last forty-odd years, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been a mainstay of the conservative movement and major force in shaping state laws. The organization brings together state lawmakers and corporate leaders to draft business-friendly policies that are then ferried to statehouses around the country


US Department Of Energy Catalyzes Clean Energy Innovation in All 50 States

April 1st, 2019 | by NRDC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made clean energy research and development (R&D) investments in every U.S. state over the past two years, sending more than $1.8 billion to the national laboratories and to hundreds of private-sector and academic researchers last year alone. Unfortunately, the Trump administration recently unveiled a proposal to slash the Energy Department’s budget next year. If enacted, this would have devastating impacts on American innovation


The Borderland & The Wall: Future Renewable Powerhouse, Or Environmental Disaster?

March 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

West Texas and southern New Mexico, known locally as “The Borderland,” has a lot of potential. With abundant and powerful sunshine, wind, and some hydroelectric resources, there’s the potential to become a renewable energy powerhouse. Sadly, there’s also great potential for the politics of isolationism to turn the borderland into a corridor of environmental destruction and human suffering


Navajo Coal Company Drops Bid To Buy Navajo Generating Station & Kayenta Coal Mine As Navajo Council Signals It’s Time For Tribe’s Move To Clean Energy

March 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

On Thursday, March 21, the Naa'bik'iyati' Committee (Committee of the Whole) of the Navajo Council voted down a resolution to support Navajo Transitional Energy Co.’s proposal to buy and operate Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Energy’s Kayenta coal mine, which supplies the power plant with fuel. The 11–9 defeat of the resolution led today to an announcement by NTEC that it was dropping its bid to buy the plant and mine


Demand For Flexibility Leads To Trading Platforms

February 9th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As variable renewable generation increases across the globe and consumers turn into prosumers and prosumagers, the once predictable and unidirectional flows of electrons in the distribution networks become multidirectional and unpredictable. The situation is likely to get worse with the rising numbers of electric vehicles (EVs), which need to be charged – and potentially discharged – at homes or work. The combined effect of behind-the-meter (BTM) distributed generation, storage, and EVs are likely to put increased stress on an aging distribution network that in many parts of the world barely manages to keep the lights on


Climate Action Can No Longer Wait

January 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

For over 30 years, a coalition of fossil fuel companies and their supporters – politicians as well as businesses who gain from maintaining the status quo – have been fighting the scientific community and their environmental supporters in the battle for and against climate change


Extraordinary Storyteller Of The 21st Century — James Balog (CleanTechnica Interview)

January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

In my last article, I summarized the extraordinary documentary The Human Element and added some of my own commentary about the touching subjects. In this article, I'm relaying the highlights of my interview with James Balog, the writer of the film. The documentary will be available on all major VOD platforms — iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, etc. — on January 29,


Quiet Clean Energy Revolution Scored Strong Growth In USA Last Year

January 24th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

The public perception of U.S. clean energy has undergone a major shift. In a recent survey, 70 percent of respondents said America should produce 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources; more than half thought renewables were a good idea even if they raise energy bills



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