ACORE Members in the News
February 11 -- Colorado homes and business use less energy than the national average and pay less for it, according to data from the federal Energy Information Administration. >>View Article
February 11 -- A San Francisco-based developer of solar and wind power is the latest company to join to the U.S. Army’s multi-billion-dollar alternative energy program.
Closely held Foresight Renewable Solutions LLC was awarded a contract “for use in completing and awarding power purchase agreement task orders” under a $7 billion Army program to buy renewable power from privately developed facilities, according to the Jan. 29 announcement. >>View Article
February 10 -- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved three long-term wind power contracts that will help AEP-PSO reduce the cost of electricity for local consumers.
American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma has signed contracts to buy 600 megawatts of power for 20 years from wind farms in western Oklahoma. That's enough juice to supply more than 120,000 homes. >>View Article
February 10 -- Renewable energy policies targeted at both biofuels production and wind energy development are what grain producers and landowners count on as an effective way for them to participate in the U. S. energy markets and fuel growth in the rural economy.
Nonetheless, concern in the agriculture community is growing over a Nov. 2013 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that could retard both ethanol industry growth and rural economic progress at the same time. The EPA statement said that yearly biofuels production quotas could be reduced from those figures required in the 2007 Renewable Fuels Standard II (RFS) that President George W. Bush authorized. >>View Article
February 10 -- Anyone who thinks the clean energy economy isn't working clearly needs to visit the Central Coast.
Thanks to both federal and private investments, Central Coast solar projects are powering hundreds of thousands of homes throughout California - and more are on the way. >>View Article
February 10 -- This year marks a major turning point in energy in America. Wind and solar power beats natural gas “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing). With recent cost declines, they are the lowest cost new energy sources. >>View Article
February 10 -- Landfills are used to having things heaped upon them, though that seldom includes lavish praise.
Gaston County’s final resting place for solid waste received a virtual fist bump recently. And the commendation came from a federal agency more familiar with reprimanding people and companies for causing environmental damage.
The distinction earned by the Gaston County Solid Waste and Recycling Division stems from recent efforts to make the landfill more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. For that, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the county a 2013 Community Partner of the Year Award. >>View Article
February 7 -- More than $200 million was saved by Consumers Energy customers who took advantage of the utility’s energy-efficiency programs in 2013.
In total, residential and business customers have saved $575 million through buying energy-efficient light bulbs, recycling old refrigerators and other energy-saving rebates through Consumers Energy since 2009, the company reported this week. >>View Article
California Sets Another Record for Peak Utility-Scale Solar Generation at 3.278 GW; Ivanpah Still Not Fully Online
February 7 -- California has set another record for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) production on February 5th, 2014, with PV and CSP peaking at 3.278 GW at 12 PM. >>View Article
February 7 -- Green Plains Renewable Energy, the fourth-largest U.S. ethanol producer, told investors and analysts Thursday that gasolines with higher ethanol content, such as the 15 percent version known as E15, soon will begin to make their way into the nation’s fuel supply on a widespread basis. >>View Article
- Thermal Power Plants Use 4x More Water Than all US Residents, Solar PV Doesn't Need a Drop
- National Survey Shows Strong Support for Limits on Carbon Pollution
- Goldman Sachs Enthusiastically Decides To Invest $40 Billion In Renewables
- Winds of Change: Floating Power Turbines Envisioned Off Oregon Coast