Denver study shows 100% renewables transition is key to meeting city’s carbon-reduction goals

A new study released this week by the City of Denver Department of Environmental Health shows that transitioning Denver to 100% clean and renewable energy is vital for the city to achieve its carbon pollution reduction goals. The long awaited study, which was the result of a stakeholder process first announced last year by the Department

New reports find wind energy is more affordable than ever

Wind energy costs are lower than ever, with steady advances in technology and better wind-turbine performance, according to three new reports released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The new DOE reports include: The “2016 Wind Technologies Market Report,” the “2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report,” and the “2016 Distributed Wind Market Report.” “The Department

Orlando becomes largest Florida city to commit to 100% renewable energy

The Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal to move Orlando to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. According to the Sierra Club, Orlando is now the largest city in Florida to make such a commitment and joins a growing movement of more than three dozen cities nationwide that have fully

U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards 2017 Annual Status Report

Berkeley Lab tracks and analyzes state renewables portfolio standards (RPS) to inform policy-makers, program administrators, and others about the design and impacts of these policies.

JPMorgan Chase to become 100% reliant on renewables by 2020

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has committed to long-term sustainability with plan to go 100% renewable by 2020. JPMorgan is a global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S., with operations worldwide. “Business must play a leadership role in creating solutions that protect the environment and grow the economy,” said

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