Recent News

February 03, 2009

The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) launched a web site that gives information on the organization and its planned certification programs. The site has information about SWCC, its mission, history, staff, funders and board. In addition, the site has information

January 21, 2009

The Bureau of Land Management will establish offices in Arizona, California, Nevada and Wyoming to coordinate renewable energy projects on public land. According to the BLM, the offices would coordinate the application process for wind, solar, biomass and geothermal projects.

January 15, 2009

ILLINOIS – The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) continues to work toward developing interconnection standards for large renewable generators. Staff On January 9, 2009 the ICC Energy Division issued a Staff Report and Proposed Rules in which they recommended that Commission

January 13, 2009

On January 13, 2009, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF)’s Clean Energy Communities Program won the State Leadership in Clean Energy Award. The award, presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., was one of five given out by

January 13, 2009

The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and RJ Walter Homes “Home of the Future” the highest rating for “green” and sustainable building design and construction. USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

January 12, 2009

With the help of EVP Creative of Waterville Valley, PAREI is coming close to completing its documentation project. The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) was organized to encourage energy conservation, energy efficiency practices and promote the use of renewable

December 31, 2008

As I review the 2008 interviewees, I’m amazed at the amount and diversity of activity in so many areas. I’m almost dizzy. There were conversations about environmental education, green workforce development, renewable energy instructional development, smart utility grids, automatic metering,

December 31, 2008

Is it just me, or was 2008 a breathtaking year for solar? First, there was the roar of a solar boom in the U.S., thanks to rising energy prices, strong consumer demand, and financial incentives from the federal government, lots

December 31, 2008

Overall, 2008 was a celebratory year for those monitoring net metering and interconnection issues across the country—nineteen states plus the District of Columbia improved upon their net metering policies while nine states enhanced or expanded their interconnection standards for distributed

December 30, 2008

2008 closes on an interesting note, doesn’t it? The fork in front of us presents both optimism and caution. The shape of the economy looms over our future and will impact 2009. However, economic indicators include energy and “green” as


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