New York Governor plans transmission rebuild to enable more renewables

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the North Country, further strengthening the reliability of the New York State electric power grid and enabling more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system throughout the state. The newly rebuilt transmission line, called the Moses-Adirondack Smart Path

ACCIONA supplies Clean Energy Certificates for wind & solar projects in Mexico

ACCIONA Energía Mexico has signed two contracts to provide Clean Energy Certificates (CELs) to CFE Calificados, a subsidiary of the country’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), for the supply of electricity to large users. The first contract, for 49,500 CELs per year over 20 years, is linked to production from the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic solar plant

California pushes forward 100% clean-energy bill

The California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee approved Senate Bill 100, taking an important step towards setting a statewide goal of moving to 100% clean, renewable energy. SB100 establishes a bold new target for California’s energy future by increasing the current renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to ensure 60% of California’s electricity comes from clean and

California passes groundbreaking clean-energy storage initiative

The California Senate passed a bill that would give consumers more access to clean energy and provide the next critical piece for California to achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas and renewable energy goals. SB 700, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would increase availability of local, customer-sited energy storage for schools, farms, businesses, and

Santa Barbara is next U.S. city to commit to 100% renewables

Santa Barbara, California has become the 30th city in the country to commit to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy, according to a release from the Sierra Club. The Santa Barbara City Council approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2030. The resolution also commits the

Minnesota Power proposes next step in EnergyForward plan

Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE ,announced the next step in its EnergyForward strategy for ensuring a safe, reliable, and competitive energy supply for customers and the region. If approved by regulators, the resource package coupled with the company’s existing renewable resources will result in renewable resources providing 44% of the company’s energy supply by

Industries urge Nevada’s Governor to transform to a clean-energy economy

National business groups representing the geothermal, solar, and wind-power industries sent a letter to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval asking him to sign bill AB206, expanding the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% renewable energy by 2030. “Our organizations represent thousands of leading renewable energy companies in the United States who have invested billions of dollars

NY Governor announces major climate & jobs initiative

Following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the Clean Climate Careers initiative. The initiative is a multi-pronged strategy to grow New York’s emerging clean energy economy and prepare the workforce for the long-term careers associated with this industry. In partnership with the ILR School’s Worker Institute at

KCP&L to retire coal units and consider wind energy

Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) announced plans to retire six generating units at the company’s Montrose, Lake Road and Sibley Stations. These actions further the company’s commitment to a sustainable energy future and balanced generation portfolio. “When these power plants started operation more than 50 years ago, coal was the primary means of

California & New York reaffirm commitment to Clean Power Plan

With the recent announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. have issued the following statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to exceed the targets of the Clean Power Plan and curb carbon pollution: “Dismantling the Clean Power Plan