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SDG&E Plans Energy Storage To Boost California Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

Acciona Signs Green Loan For Wind And Solar In Chile

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

To partially fund its wind energy and solar photovoltaic projects in Chile, Acciona has signed a EUR 100 million green loan with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). According to Acciona, green loans are regulated under the same criteria as green [Read More]

Wanted: U.S.-Israel Renewables, Energy Efficiency Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

BIRD Energy has announced its eighth funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. To be considered for this latest funding, a project proposal must include research and development (R&D) cooperation between [Read More]

City Of South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewables Pledge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Consulting Firms Announce Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

V-Bar LLC, a wind and solar engineering consultant based out of Golden, Colo., is merging with Chinook Wind LLC, an Everson, Wash.-headquartered renewable energy consulting firm. The new company, which is actively operating, is planning an official rebranding next quarter. [Read More]

AWEA, Clean Energy Groups Back Proposed FERC Changes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

A number of clean energy groups, including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), are voicing their support for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests, as well as [Read More]

Calif. Produce Company Combines Wind, Solar And Cogeneration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

North American produce company Taylor Farms is now using a combination of wind, solar and cogeneration energy systems to power the majority of its Gonzales, Calif., facility’s operations. Combined, the systems generate 4.25 MW of energy on-site, which will be used [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

The Highs And Lows Of Clean Energy Investment In Q1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17) – down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance [Read More]

Chicago Public Buildings To Be Powered Entirely By Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a commitment to transition the city’s hundreds of municipal buildings to 100% renewable energy by 2025. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Forest Claypool; Chicago [Read More]