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Washington Regulators OK Microsoft-PSE Renewable Energy Agreement

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 20, 2017

Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]

San Diego Water Authority Seeks Proposals For Energy Storage Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 19, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego. According to the public agency, the project could lessen upward pressure on water rates [Read More]

100% Renewables Bill Takes Another Step Forward In California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2017

With the approval of S.B.100 by the California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, the Golden State has taken a step closer to establishing a 100% clean energy goal. The bill, which has already been approved by the Senate, was passed [Read More]

Introducing Fluence, An Energy Storage JV From Siemens And AES

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2017

Dubbed Fluence, the 50/50 joint venture between Siemens and AES will be headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area.

Energy Storage Association Names First Chief Exec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2017

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has announced that advanced energy industry veteran Kelly Speakes-Backman will become the organization’s first CEO, effective July 1. As CEO, she will lead the association’s efforts to unleash the full potential of energy storage. “As [Read More]

DOE Funds Wind And Solar Projects On Tribal Lands

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects – including wind, solar, biomass and energy efficiency – to receive funding of $7.8 million. The selections are the result of [Read More]

New York Offers Millions In Funding For Energy Storage Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that up to $6.3 million is now available for emerging energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in the state. [Read More]

Wind, Solar To Make Up Nearly Half Of World’s Installed Capacity By 2040

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2017

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are set to take almost three-quarters of the $10.2 trillion the world will invest in new power generating technology over the years to 2040, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) [Read More]

Rocky Mountain Institute Offers Market Analysis Platform For Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have launched a software platform that aims to help buyers and developers of renewable energy projects better understand which locations are more likely to be economically attractive across deregulated [Read More]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Shrinks EPA, DOE Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which includes cuts to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unsurprisingly, many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out in response to [Read More]