October 5 -- From Air Force jets that run on biofuels to front-line Army bases that are powered by the sun, the military doesn't mess around with politics when it comes to clean energy – it’s about saving lives and protecting the national interests of the United States. >>View Article
October 12 -- Alabama Power Co. has reached a 20-year deal to purchase wind power from TradeWind Energy LLC. The Birmingham-based utility will purchase 202 megawatts of power from the $300 million Buffalo Dunes Wind Project that will be built on 42,000 acres in rural Kansas. The deal was approved by the Alabama Public Service Commission last month. >>View Article
January 4 -- Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief this week following successful votes in the U.S. Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”. Within the energy sector, one of the fundamental issues at stake during the last months of budget wrangling was the fate of a suite of clean energy tax incentives that have proven vital to the growth of home-grown, clean energy. >>View Article
FERC Report Shows Renewable Energy Accounts for 46.22% of New Electric Generation in 2012
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December 7, 2012 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the renewable energy industry for installing 46.22% of new electrical generating capacity brought online since the beginning of 2012. According to a recently released report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower accounted for a majority of the new renewable energy projects producing clean electricity in 2012, and are now responsible for more than 14.9% of total operating generating capacity in the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO--(Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF)-West hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events in San Francisco, CA this week brought together over 350 investors, industry executives and policy makers for an engaging discussion on the state of the renewable energy industry, public policy, financial markets and corporate strategy in the renewable energy sector. During the two-day session, the 55 speakers and panelists expressed a call to action to those in the industry to continue developing financing solutions that promote growth and job creation in the domestic renewable energy industry.)--The fifth annual
February 4 -- The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer. The Juneau-based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its fuel costs. >>View Article