Renewable Energy

Virginia seeks public comment on Energy Plan

Source: IREC The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy is currently seeking public input regarding the development of the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which must be submitted to the General Assembly by 10/1/2014. DMME is currently collecting public input

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LBL Releases Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of RPSs

Source: Lawrence Berkeley Lab Renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies are in place in more than half of all U.S. states and have played a critical role in driving renewable energy deployment over the past decade.  In many states, however, fierce

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The Federal Government Announces Biggest Clean Energy Boost Since the Stimulus

Source: Greentech Media The biggest policy boost for clean energy during President Obama’s second term isn’t coming from the Department of Energy or from Congress — it’s coming from the Environmental Protection Agency. This morning, the EPA finally announced plans to slash

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21st Year IREC to Recognize Best in Nation

The search is on for 2014′s candidates for the prestigious IREC 3iAwards for Information, Innovation, and Inspiration! The annual awards honor the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a few new features that will elevate the exposure of both candidates and award winners. Apply by 7/23.

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Xcel, Solar Groups Agree On Colorado Incentives

Source: CBS Denver Xcel Energy Inc. and two solar industry groups have made a joint proposal to Colorado utility regulators on incentives that encourage customers to put panels on their roofs, they said Tuesday. In announcing their agreement a day

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Oregon Tech First in the Nation to Power Entire Campus with Onsite Renewables

Source: Energy Trust of Oregon On April 18, Margie Harris, executive director of Energy Trust of Oregon, presented Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) President Chris Maples with a $1.5 million check for a recently installed 1.75 megawatt geothermal system. With its

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OHIO: Green Energy Center replaces damaged, aging turbines and reaps big efficiency rewards

The Green Energy Center, near Brookeville, Ohio, is used to dealing with electricity, but a recent electrical storm was a bit more than they could handle. Two of their six nine-year old Bergey wind turbines were hit by lightning. When

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Movement on Net Metering in Mississippi

Source: 25 x ’25 Alliance On April 1st, The Mississippi Public Service Commission ordered an investigative study on the economic impact of net metering. The Commission  has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to conduct an Economic Impact Study/Cost-Benefits Analysis of

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Vermont Raises Net Metering Cap To 15%

Source: Solar Industry Magazine Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed self-generation and net-energy metering (NEM) legislation (H.702) into law. The new law raises the 4% cap utilities had been using as the limit on their NEM programs to 15% of peak load. The

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California says current solar owners can cash in off their excess power for 20 years

Source: Southern California Public Radio The California Public Utilities Commission finalized a decision on Thursday to guarantee that homeowners with solar systems will be allowed to continue in the current net metering program for 20 years from the date of installation. Net

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