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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

No Longer a Novelty, Clean Energy Technologies Boom All Across the US

No Longer a Novelty, Clean Energy Technologies Boom All Across the US A new report documents the democratization of renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles in America. It was 1997, and stakeholders were working hard to help craft the first renewable energy standard in the State of Massachusetts, which ultimately passed as part of an … Continue reading No Longer a Novelty, Clean Energy Technologies Boom All Across the US

Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive, Distributed Solar, Clean Energy Technology

Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive, Distributed Solar, Clean Energy Technology An international group of 10 power utilities is in the midst of conducting the second edition of Free Electrons, a unique, utility-sponsored accelerator program that offers distributed, solar and clean energy start-ups worldwide the opportunity to further develop, refine, test and prove their … Continue reading Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive, Distributed Solar, Clean Energy Technology

Report: Clean energy to dominate new capacity investments

Report: Clean energy to dominate new capacity investments CLEAN ENERGY: A Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis predicts 85 percent of investments in new energy capacity through 2050 will go to zero-emissions technologies. (Bloomberg) POLICY: A new group with Republican backers announces plans for a national carbon tax and dividend with support from major fossil fuel … Continue reading Report: Clean energy to dominate new capacity investments

Clean Energy Deal Tracker: #Facebook, #Microsoft and #L’Oreal shape strong quarter

Clean Energy Deal Tracker: Facebook, Microsoft and L’Oreal shape strong quarter Large companies announced deals for at least 1,731 megawatts of capacity in renewable power during the first quarter of this year, in a sign of continued strong corporate demand for clean energy. The amount of clean energy that businesses contracted for during the first … Continue reading Clean Energy Deal Tracker: #Facebook, #Microsoft and #L’Oreal shape strong quarter