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Created on Monday, 30 September 2013 / Industry News
Tags: NREL, Grid Integration, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy
September 30 -- The Western U.S. could reap huge benefits in pollution savings and reduced spending on fossil fuels by installing more wind and solar power plants, according to a comprehensive new analysis ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 26 September 2013 / Industry News
Tags: renewable energy, clean energy, wind power, solar power, power grid
September 26 -- Wind power is no longer an insignificant energy source in the United States. Turbines across the country provided 4 percent of the nation's electricity last year — enough to power half ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 09 September 2013 / Industry News
Tags: Tesla, electric vehicles, renewable energy, clean energy, electric grid, military, TSLA
September 9 -- Move over Tesla Motors TSLA, the U.S. military is rewriting the rules of electricity-induced locomotion. Rather than storing electricity supplied by the electric grid, the next-generation ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 / Industry News
Tags: electricity grid, green energy, rooftop solar, distributed production
August 22 -- There are 3,200 utilities that make up the U.S. electrical grid, the largest machine in the world. These power companies sell $400 billion worth of electricity a year, mostly derived ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 16 August 2013 / Industry News
Tags: renewable energy, electricity grid, blackout, costs
August 16 -- Aug. 14, 2003, was a dark day in U.S. history -- in a lot of different ways. It started off as a quiet Thursday. Then a single tree limb in Ohio came crashing down, touching off a power ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 / Industry News
Tags: utility, electricity, microgrid, Maryland, reliability
July 31 -- For those of us in Maryland who have suffered from unacceptable electric utility service — and that is most of us — there is light at the end of the tunnel. Utility executives, think tanks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 02 May 2013 / Industry News
Tags: hydropower, renewable energy, clean energy, electricity, grid, battery storage
May 2 -- Hydropower offers an effective way to balance grids that increasingly have to cope with variable renewable energy supply, and this may end the long lull in hydroelectric projects caused by economic ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 19 April 2013 / Industry News
Tags: coal. renewable energy, solar, clean energy, grid, natural gas
April 19 --If the U.S. ceases to burn coal, shuts down a quarter of existing nuclear reactors and trims its use of natural gas by 2050, the resulting increased reliance on wind, solar and other renewables ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 April 2013 / Industry News
Tags: Energy Digital, clean energy, renewable energy, grid reliability, nuclear, coal, solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, biomass
April 18 -- If the U.S. ceases to burn coal, shuts down a quarter of existing nuclear reactors, and trims its use of natural gas by 2050, the resulting increased reliance on wind, solar and other renewables ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 / Industry News
Tags: FERC, grid planning, clean energy, policy, transmission, renewable energy
March 27 -- Last Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued three big orders on regional Order 1000 compliance filings – a rule that may accelerate wind and solar energy development ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 25 February 2013 / Industry News
Tags: Biofuels, ARPA-e, Smart Grid, Energy Storage
February 25 -- People attending a Washington event this week may witness something almost unheard of in political circles: Republicans praising a clean-energy program supported by President Barack Obama. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 February 2013 / Industry News
Tags: BPC, power grid, infrastructure upgrades, clean energy, energy efficiency
February 8 -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's Grid Initiative brought together a diverse set of stakeholders and charged the group with finding commonly acceptable policies to ensure grid reliability and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: Google, electric utilities, smart grid, energy efficiency
January 16 -- Google is launching an effort aimed at getting electric utilities and states to change how they charge consumers for electricity. >>View Article [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 14 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: Military spending, Electric vehicles, EVs, sustainable energy, renewable energy, department of defense, grid initiative
January 14 -- Among the many sustainable energy programs recently launched by the U.S. military,the Defense Department’s new military electric-vehicles-to-grid initiative is especially worth noting.  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: clean energy, smart grid, electric vehicles, renewable energy, alternative fuel
January 2 -- American consumers continue to show strong support for renewables and alternative-fuel vehicles, while apathy toward smart grid technologies may represent a golden opportunity for smart meter ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 13 December 2012 / Industry News
Tags: Chicago, Bill Clinton, national grid, Texas, wind energy, renewable energy, electricity, smart grid
December 13 -- Former President Bill Clinton invoked the ancient Sumerians, campaign stops at wind-blown Texas border towns, the looming budgetary fiscal cliff and an eclectic assortment of other ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 / Industry News
Tags: solar, renewable energy, energy policy, wind, University of Delaware, electricity, energy storage, grid
December 12 -- A combination of solar power, wind, and currently available storage technologies could fill 99.9 percent of a large power grid's needs by 2030, according to a new study out of the University ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 / Industry News
Tags: renewable energy, east coast, grid, fossil fuels, environment, green energy
December 11 -- Powering the U.S. with renewable energy sources has always seemed to be a long-term dream, so distant that the temptation to stick with fossil fuels — despite the obvious environmental ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 / Industry News
Tags: renewable energy investment, National Grid, wind energy, wind farm, Houston, renewable energy
November 5 -- U.K.-based power and transmission firm National Grid NGG +0.90% UK:NG +0.43% has set plans to invest $40 million in Clean Line Energy Partners, the Houston-based start-up proposing to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 November 2012 / Industry News
Tags: natural gad, wind power, wind energy, renewable energy, grid integration, energy costs
November 30 -- A biannual report from PacifiCorp that analyzes the cost of integrating wind power into its energy mix shows that cheap natural gas prices have dramatically reduced those costs over ... [ +++ ]
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