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#Obama Expands Push for Homeowner Renewable Energy Use

Obama Expands Push for Homeowner Renewable Energy Use Aug 24 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, later on Monday … Continue reading #Obama Expands Push for Homeowner Renewable Energy Use

#Idaho regulators limit small-scale renewable energy contracts to 2 years #PURPA

Idaho regulators limit small-scale renewable energy contracts to 2 years The Idaho Public Utilities Commission gave all three of the state’s three major electric utilities everything they had asked for in limiting the length of contracts for renewable energy from independent developers last week. The commission reduced the length of the contracts to two years … Continue reading #Idaho regulators limit small-scale renewable energy contracts to 2 years #PURPA

Gov. David Ige opposes #Hawaii importing #LNG, says state should focus on renewable energy

Gov. David Ige opposes Hawaii importing LNG, says state should focus on renewable energy Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Monday that the state does not need liquefied natural gas as part of its energy future and says Hawaii should focus on developing renewable energy rather than importing LNG. “I have reached the conclusion that Hawaii … Continue reading Gov. David Ige opposes #Hawaii importing #LNG, says state should focus on renewable energy

California’s plan to let solar panels Voltron together into a “virtual power plant”

Updated by David Roberts on August 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. ET How can we get more wind and solar power integrated into energy grids? Meeting the long-term challenge — getting to, say, 75 percent of renewable electricity or higher — will require technological innovation and sustained declines in cost. It’s exciting to think about. But … Continue reading California’s plan to let solar panels Voltron together into a “virtual power plant”

NYISO official: Transmission network must be upgraded to handle renewable energy output

NYISO official: Transmission network must be upgraded to handle renewable energy output WATERTOWN — Upstate New York continues to develop more wind, hydroelectric and solar power, but upgrades to transmission lines and load centers are needed to deliver that electricity to high-demand areas downstate. That was one of the state’s energy-related hurdles discussed by Richard … Continue reading NYISO official: Transmission network must be upgraded to handle renewable energy output

#Obama unveils #clean_energy plan, amid legal threats

Obama unveils clean energy plan, amid legal threats President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants on Monday, potentially kicking off a legal battle between regulators and coal industry supporters. Calling the plan “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate … Continue reading #Obama unveils #clean_energy plan, amid legal threats

NYISO official: Transmission network must be upgraded to handle renewable energy output

By TED BOOKER TIMES STAFF WRITER PUBLISHED: FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 AT 12:30 AM WATERTOWN — Upstate New York continues to develop more wind, hydroelectric and solar power, but upgrades to transmission lines and load centers are needed to deliver that electricity to high-demand areas downstate. That was one of the state’s energy-related hurdles discussed … Continue reading NYISO official: Transmission network must be upgraded to handle renewable energy output

The Western US Needs Better Regional Planning to Modernize the Grid

The Western US Needs Better Regional Planning to Modernize the Grid Greentech Media Michael O’Boyle July 23, 2015 The Western Interconnection’s electricity system is undergoing unprecedented change. State and federal regulations requiring decreased coal-fired generation, as well as increased renewable energy resources, energy storage, demand response and energy efficiency, are projected to generate significant near- … Continue reading The Western US Needs Better Regional Planning to Modernize the Grid

Here’s What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It’s Pretty Amazing

Here’s What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It’s Pretty Amazing You’re already familiar with solar power, wind power, and even water power. But when it comes to the future of energy, those renewable power sources soon could be old news. Scientists and engineers are now building mashup versions of the renewable sources … Continue reading Here’s What The Future Of Energy Might Look Like. And It’s Pretty Amazing