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U.S. Renewables Company sPower Sold To AES, AIMCo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

From Nuclear To Renewables: Can New York Make The Change?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

As long as appropriate policies and transmission upgrades are established, New York can rely mostly on energy efficiency and wind and solar power to replace the Indian Point Energy Center, a new report says.

Xcel Energy Welcomes Board Member From Finance, Renewables Sectors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Daniel Yohannes, who has extensive experience working for the government and in finance and renewables, has been elected to Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy’s board of directors. Yohannes most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and [Read More]

Two Worlds Collide: GE, Juhl Energy Building Hybrid Wind-Solar Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply equipment for what it says will be the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the U.S. The 4.6 MW, community-based project will be situated in Red Lake Falls, Minn. [Read More]

California Senator Proposes 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

A bill that seeks to accelerate the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by five years, as well as establish an ultimate target of 100% renewables, has been proposed in California. S.B.584 was introduced on Feb. 17 by State Sen. Kevin [Read More]

Got A Clean Energy Jobs Story? New Campaign Wants You To Spread The Word

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

On the heels of a recent federal report finding that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, several groups have launched a new social media campaign that encourages companies and workers to share [Read More]

‘Fossil-Fuel Ally’ Scott Pruitt Officially Takes Reins At EPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in 2013. [Read More]

Wind Power Helps Drive Michigan Toward RPS Goals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

All of Michigan’s electric providers met or exceeded the state’s 10% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2015, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) seventh annual report on the implementation of the RPS. Notably, wind energy represented a big [Read More]

Law Firm Welcomes Former White House Clean Energy Advisor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Ali A. Zaidi – who recently served under the Obama administration as the White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) associate director for natural resources, energy and science – has joined global law firm Morrison & Foerster as a [Read More]

Two Cities In The Four Corners Commit To 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

This week, Pueblo, Colo., and Moab, Utah, became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the U.S. to commit to a transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Monday, the Pueblo City Council approved a measure to [Read More]