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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]

Blattner Celebrates 5 GW Of Installed Renewables In 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Avon, Minn.-headquartered Blattner Energy Inc., a power generation contractor and provider of renewable energy construction in North America, installed approximately 5 GW of renewable energy in 2016. Specifically, Blattner installed over 1.4 GW of solar energy and more than 3 [Read More]

Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Begins Generating Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located off the North Norfolk, U.K., coast. With the initial turbines installed, power from the first turbine is now being exported to the national [Read More]

Longtime GE Vet Joins Energy Storage Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Eos Energy Storage has added two energy industry veterans to its executive team: Jeff Wiener, former director of global sales for energy storage at GE, joins as senior vice president of global sales, and Chris Gerlach, former vice president of [Read More]

Energy Groups To Perry: Diverse Energy Sources Do Enhance Grid Reliability

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), along with the Solar Energy Industries Association, Advanced Energy Economy and the American Council on Renewable Energy, has submitted materials to Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to inform the [Read More]

U.S. Senator Proposes Clean Energy For America Act

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2017

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced a bill to overhaul and streamline the current system for federal energy tax credits. According to Wyden, the proposed Clean Energy for America Act includes technology-neutral tax credits for [Read More]

Renewable Choice Energy Issues RFI For North American Developers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2017

Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), which was acquired earlier this year by Schneider Electric, has issued a renewable energy request for information (RFI) for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in North America. The RFI will allow the combined RCE and Schneider [Read More]

Wind And Solar Contribute Over Half Of New U.S. Capacity In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 03, 2017

Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]

Court Approves Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Lawsuit

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

On Friday, a federal court approved the Trump administration’s request to suspend the litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision comes after President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders aimed at rolling back Obama-era environmental and [Read More]

Iowa Wind Farm Powers University’s Annual Relay Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2017

MidAmerican Energy recently donated renewable energy credits from its Pomeroy wind farm to offset 100% of the electricity used at a relay event by Des Moines, Iowa-based Drake University. For the 108th annual Drake Relays, presented by Hy-Vee last week, [Read More]