PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest power transmission grid organization, announced last week that wind and solar power could generate about 30 percent of PJM’s total electricity for its territory covering the Mid-Atlantic region and part of the Midwest by 2026 without “any significant issues.” read more
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics. By organizing the 48 contiguous states into four peer groups based on shared...Show More Summary
HOMEOWNERS OVERWHELMINGLY WANT NEW ENERGY National Poll Finds American Homeowners Overwhelmingly Want Energy Choice; Data reveals vast majority of Americans support renewables, 73 percent open to receiving clean energy from a provider other than their utility March 10, 2014 (Clean Edge, Inc. Show More Summary
As energy costs rise, more Americans are turning to bioenergy to provide power to their homes and workplaces. Bioenergy is renewable energy made from organic sources, such as biomass. read more
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As energy costs rise, more Americans are turning to bioenergy to provide power to their homes and workplaces. Bioenergy is renewable energy made from organic sources, such as biomass. Technology has advanced enough that biomass power plants small enough to fit on a farm can be built at relatively low costs. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON – The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard. Graphic credit: PBS NewsHour Most states have laws that require retailers to disclose data breaches, but the laws vary wildly. Show More Summary
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a web-based tool to help consumers better understand the energy performance of building-related products. The Energy Department’s lab created the Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) to allow manufacturers that measure and test products to share performance data with product consumers. Show More Summary
Article by the WWF. WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2014 – Illinois has embraced renewable electricity on a massive scale not seen anywhere else in the nation, says a new report, Leading from the Middle: How Illinois Communities Unleashed Renewable Energy. Show More Summary
Florida State's national championship is driving ticket sales with a 90% renewal rate and 9,400 new season ticket holders.
Estimating the Performance and Economic Value of Multiple Concentrating Solar Power Technologies in a Production Cost Model Jennie Jorgenson, Paul Denholm, Mark Mehos, and Craig Turchi, December 2013 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Introduction Dispatchable...Show More Summary
The National Center for Public Policy Research, group of climate deniers with stock in Apple, tried to force a motion to terminate Apple's use of renewable energy (and failed miserably).
The nation's largest biodiesel producer had its best year ever in 2013, but the current regulatory environment could provide a new set of challenges in 2014.
Originally published on Energy Post. By Karel Beckman. The national renewable support schemes in the EU are on the verge of a major overhaul. National governments will soon not be allowed anymore to limit renewables subsidies to domestic producers: they will have to treat all EU-based producers alike. Show More Summary
Social media part of a war room discussion? Yep. It was at the 2014 National Ethanol Conference. Participating in a panel titled, “Communications and Social Media War Room” was Christina Martin, Executive Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association. We chatted about … Continue reading ?
NREL Report Finds Similar Value in Two CSP Technologies; Findings demonstrate increasing importance for systems with thermal energy storage February 11, 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) “Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers...Show More Summary
The UK has a target of generating 15 per cent of the nation's energy from renewable resources such as wind farms by 2020. There are currently 4,246 individual wind turbines in the UK across 531 wind farms, generating 7.5 per cent of the nation's electricity. read more
Hello from the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, FL. This morning we’ll live stream Bob Dinneen’s, Renewable Fuels Association, annual state of the industry address. Introductions will start at 8am, est., with Bob scheduled at 8:15am. We’re also recording it … Continue reading ?
Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers deliver similar value for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, despite different solar profiles, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. The report,...Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal renewed its opposition to all things union in a recent editorial, complaining about a proposed rule change that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hopes will make union elections more efficient. On February...Show More Summary
The news that University of Missouri defensive lineman Micheal Sam could soon become the first openly gay player in the National Football League has caused renewed interest in recent comments by New Orleans Saints (and former New York Jets) linebacker Jonathan Vilma. Show More Summary