Clean Energy Infrastructure

Solar Energy Remains Popular For Private Homeowners

Rooftop solar provides many benefits to the electric grid, like having no fuel costs and increasing electric grid resiliency – the ability to quickly recover from problems. So how can utilities recognize these benefits and reward people who install solar at their homes and businesses? A popular way is through net metering, which allows customers to… Keep reading →

What’s New In Washington – December 2017

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

December is often the busiest time in Washington, and this year is no different as Congress races toward the holiday finish line.

House And Senate Tax Bills Target Renewable Energy Projects

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The U.S. Senate passed its version of a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code on Dec. 2, 2017, and is now working with the House of Representatives to reconcile its bill with the House’s version.

New Jersey Town Feels Effect Of Economic Downtown

The election of Phil Murphy as New Jersey’s next governor represents an opportunity for the state to adopt technologies that will make our electric grid more efficient and permit the integration of large amounts of renewable energy, as well as provide customers with the ability to better manage their energy use and save money. The… Keep reading →

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath - Day 15

After a record-breaking hurricane season and catastrophic wildfires in California, the vulnerabilities of our electric system – and the urgent need to upgrade it – have never been clearer. It took more than 10 days of around-the-clock work to restore electricity to 350,000 customers after fires struck California wine country last month. Returning service to… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – October 2017 #3

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

After working behind closed doors for a year, the City of Industry publicly approved agreements last Thursday to build a massive solar farm at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties.

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

1. Wind is powering America. From utility-scale wind farms to small distributed wind applications to the nation’s first offshore wind project, the U.S. wind industry continued to grow in 2016. The U.S. Department of Energy recently published three reports breaking down the state of wind energy in 2016. From invigorating the U.S. economy to advancing engineering breakthroughs, wind energy is moving America… Keep reading →

President Trump

    In the same week Apple raised $1 billion through green bonds to invest in clean energy, and Amazon put solar panels on a million square foot processing facility, the Trump administration – at the urging of the worst elements in the oil and gas industry –proposed a two-year delay of sensible rules that would limit emissions of… Keep reading →

Yukos Oil and Gas Company

The Trump Administration and EPA Administer Pruitt recently released a proposed budget targeting the health and well-being of all Americans. Alarmingly, by stripping funding for critical safeguards, this budget would be especially detrimental to the over 15 million Americans living near oil and gas industry operations across the country. Communities depend on EPA for air… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

Americans are switching to cleaner cars and electricity. In addition to being smart purchases, these clean energy choices could be a political statement. Consumers are choosing to use their hard-earned dollars to show what they want: clean energy, a clean economy, and government policies that reflect their values. Last month, electric-car company Tesla was valued… Keep reading →

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