New Hampshire town commits to 100% renewables

The Town of Hanover, New Hampshire has voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at a town meeting earlier this week sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, and a 2050 goal of transitioning heating and transportation to run on clean, renewable sources

Better energy, greater prosperity, says report

Governments, investors, and businesses have the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 while ensuring economic development and energy access for all, but they must act now to accelerate clean electrification, says a report from the Energy Transitions Commission.

New report: How Canada fairs in adoption of renewables

According to a new report released by the country’s National Energy Board (NEB), Canada generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world. The report, titled Canada’s Adoption of Renewable Power Sources, provides direct comparisons of how Canada ranks internationally for renewable power adoption. It also

NYSERDA announces $5.5 million to fund clean-energy awareness & education

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced $5.5 million is available through the Community Energy Engagement Program for qualified organizations to provide locally-based energy awareness and education services in communities through select community organizations across New York State. These ‘Community Energy Advisers’ will look for ways to increase adoption rates for clean

Atlanta commits to 100% renewables by 2035

Atlanta has become the 27th city in the country to commit to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. The Atlanta City Council have unanimously approved a measure introduced by Councilman Kwanza Hall that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2035. The resolution also directs the Atlanta Office of Sustainability to develop a plan

PG&E kicks off 2017-2019 self-generation incentive program

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced the opening of the self-generation incentive program (SGIP) for 2017 through the end of 2019. During this timeframe, PG&E will administer more than $240 million in SGIP incentives to customers, offering financial incentives to help them install storage, renewables, and other energy technologies. Developed by the state legislature

U.S. Senators propose “100 by ’50 Act” — 100% clean energy by 2050

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), have introduced landmark climate legislation that would transition the United States to 100% clean and renewable energy by no later than 2050.  The “100 by ’50 Act” lays out a roadmap for a transition

Duke Energy sets goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% by 2030

A modernized generating fleet and additional investments of $11 billion in cleaner energy are spurring Duke Energy to establish an aggressive carbon dioxide reduction goal: 40% from 2005 levels by 2030. The goals are spelled out in the company’s 2016 Sustainability Report, which is accessible here. “As technology and customers’ expectations evolve, Duke Energy is responding

PG&E calls for proposals from California renewable-energy developers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a call for proposals for renewable developers to build new projects for a clean-energy program available to PG&E customers. The sites are for PG&E’s Regional Renewable Choice program that will expand renewable energy access by enabling customers to work directly with developers of new renewable projects. Through the

Penn State earns top honors at Collegiate Wind Competition 2017

Last week at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, Colorado, teams from 10 of the 12 universities that participated in the U.S Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 reconvened for a shot at taking home the top prize at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2017 Technical Challenge. The following teams participated in this year’s