Colorado Is The Latest State To Consider The ‘Utility of the Future’

Greentech Media (via Breaking Energy) | March 16, 2015 | Column by John St. John

The “performance-based” utility regulation could set stage for modernization efforts like those underway in California and New York.

 

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Wind could power a third of America’s electricity by 2050

Climate Central (via Grist) | March 13, 2015 | Column by Bobby Magill

Wind power in the U.S. has grown significantly over the last decade: Americans use three times as much wind power as seven years ago, and wind now provides about 4.5 percent of the nation’s electricity.

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What Would Happen If Wind Power Got The Same Tax Breaks As The Fossil Fuel Industry

ThinkProgress | March 13, 2015 | Post by Emily Atkin

After two years of research, the Department of Energy released a report on Thursday estimating how much energy the U.S. could get from wind in the next 35 years. The results were extremely optimistic: under an “ambitious but credible” scenario, America could get 10 percent of its power from wind by 2020; 20 percent by 2030; and 35 percent by 2050, the report said.

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Wind Power on the Rise, Could Supply One-Third of Nation's Electricity by 2050, Says DOE

Common Dreams | March 12, 2015 | Column by Deirdre Fulton

'The nation can deploy wind power to economically provide 35 percent of our nation's electricity and supply renewable power in all 50 states by 2050,' says Obama administration

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A Solar-Powered Plane's Round-the-World Journey Is More Than Just a Cool Stunt

TakePart | March 10, 2015 | Column by Taylor Hill

The Solar Impulse 2 is carrying 17,000 solar cells and not a drop of fuel.

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You Can Now Invest In Solar Bonds Through Your Retirement Account

ThinkProgress | March 10, 2015 | Post by Katie Valentine

Investing in solar energy through a retirement account just got easier, thanks to a new initiative.

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Solar power just had its best year ever

Grist | March 10, 2015 | Column by Tim McDonnell

We’ve noted before the many ways in which solar power is blowing up in the United States: Adding tons of jobs, driving progressive policies, and attracting millions of dollars in investment from major corporations. It’s not slowing down anytime soon: New data from market analysis firm GTM Research finds that 2014 was solar’s biggest year ever, with 30 percent more photovoltaic installations installed than in 2013.

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Urinal generates power from pee in England

Treehugger | March 9, 2015 | Column by Megan Treacy

We've covered a lot of different uses for urine in the past. It's a renewable resource that, while disgusting to some, could actually do a lot of good. Pee can be used to boost your compost, it can be recycled to retrieve minerals and it can also be used to generate electricity.

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Clean tech making steady progress in U.S.

Blouin News | March 9, 2015 | Post by Juliana Kenny

The incorporation of clean technology or “green tech” into American business has been a slow-going project for a number of reasons, notably expense and political opposition. But clean tech itself is getting easier to conceptualize as a staple of the U.S. landscape, especially as more leaders in Washington take initiative.

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NY generated record amount of wind power last week

Times Union | March 9, 2015 | Post by Larry Rulison

New York state generated a record amount of wind power the afternoon of March 2, according to the New York Independent System Operator in North Greenbush.

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