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#California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan California’s crusade to turn its electricity grid green is running into an increasingly serious obstacle: PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy. The utility last week won a key court ruling when a bankruptcy judge said federal regulators can’t stop PG&E from unraveling billions of dollars worth … Continue reading #California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

In #Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool

In Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool NORFOLK, Va. — Solar consultant Arthur Fichter IV has no doubt that coastal Virginia’s commercial sector would save millions on utility bills and be richer with arrays if the region had access to long-term financing for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. He … Continue reading In #Virginia, local government holdouts slow rollout of clean energy financing tool

#Amazon announces three new wind farms as report questions company’s clean energy commitment

Amazon announces three new wind farms as report questions company’s clean energy commitment mazon announced three new wind farms on Monday as part of its long-term commitment to 100 percent renewable energy throughout its global infrastructure. But a separate report the same day questions that commitment, while probing the e-commerce giant’s connection to Big Oil. … Continue reading #Amazon announces three new wind farms as report questions company’s clean energy commitment

Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender

Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender MEXICO: The new government has suspended an ongoing clean energy auction without saying when results will be announced or when contracts may be awarded. Mexico’s grid operator and regulator Cenace (the National Energy Control Centre) stated the suspension would allow president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new administration to review … Continue reading Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender

For the first time, a major US utility has committed to 100% clean energy

For the first time, a major US utility has committed to 100% clean energy The energy world got some big news on Tuesday: Xcel Energy, one of the biggest utilities in the US, has committed to going completely carbon-free by 2050 (and 80 percent carbon-free by 2030). Xcel, based in Minneapolis, serves 3.6 million customers … Continue reading For the first time, a major US utility has committed to 100% clean energy

Clean energy groups outline principles for PJM capacity market reform

Clean energy groups outline principles for PJM capacity market reform The new “shared principles” document shows how a diverse coalition of PJM stakeholders that benefit from state energy policies would like to see new capacity market rules develop in the mid-Atlantic power market. The document was signed by nuclear generators Exelon and Talen Energy, along … Continue reading Clean energy groups outline principles for PJM capacity market reform

What unites America around clean energy

What unites America around clean energy During our recent travels across the United States, we met with the policymakers, business leaders and activists behind the nation’s radical shift to clean energy. After speaking with them, it became evident that there were countless motivations driving this transition: climate change, healthier air, environmental justice, customer choice, national … Continue reading What unites America around clean energy

Advanced energy jobs expected to grow 8 percent in #Colorado

Advanced energy jobs expected to grow 8 percent in Colorado More than 62,000 Coloradans are employed by advanced energy operations, a number advocates expect to grow in 2018. Advanced Energy Economy, a national advanced energy advocacy group of business leaders, released findings earlier this month that 62,800 Coloradans work in advanced energy, which includes hybrid … Continue reading Advanced energy jobs expected to grow 8 percent in #Colorado