Star Renewable Energy Calls on Government to Continue Heat Pump Support

A renewable heating technology branded "game-changing" by the former Energy Secretary Ed Davey just 16 months ago could "fail before it has started" if recent cuts to green policies continue, according to the UK's heat pump manufacturer.

Fact Sheet: President Obama to Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants

The Clean Power Plan is a Landmark Action to Protect Public Health, Reduce Energy Bills for Households and Businesses, Create American Jobs, and Bring Clean Power to Communities across the Country

SEPA CEO SAYS CLEAN POWER PLAN UNDERLINES ONGOING UTILITY SOLAR INNOVATION

"The Solar Electric Power Association works daily with utilities across the country that are responding to their customers' desire for cleaner, reliable, affordable power with new solar programs and business models."

STATEMENTS FROM ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY ON EPA'S FINAL RULE UNDER SECTION 111(D) OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT (CLEAN POWER PLAN)

"AEE and its member companies see the Clean Power Plan as an opportunity to modernize the electric power system for the 21st century"

The Solar Industry Applauds EPA's Clean Power Plan

Today, solar energy is the fastest-growing source of energy in America.

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SOLAR ENERGY TO POWER BELLEAYRE, GORE AND WHITEFACE SKI CENTERS

"By using renewable energy to power major operations at these world-class ski resorts, we are making the region a cleaner and greener place for people to live and work"

UK Government's Renewable Energy Policies Will Hit Investment in Short Term, says GlobalData Analyst

UK government's decision to remove renewable energy sources from Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption will generate around £490 million by 2016 and up to £1 billion per year by 2020 ---- 'In the short term, the government's latest move to phase out the Renewables Obligation and impose CCL on renewables will certainly discourage investment in the sector,' says analyst

Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project

By Richard Valdmanis for Reuters:  Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind began installing the foundations for North America's first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but still struggling with opposition in the United States. The 30-megawatt wind farm, which will include five turbines located three miles (4.8 km) off the coast of the bucolic summer tourist destination of Block Island, will take more than a year to build and is scheduled to produce electricity for the tiny island community and the mainland by the end of next year. "Our belief is once Block Island is up and running, it will bring offshore wind from theory to reality in the United States and open up opportunities to build larger projects," said Jeffrey Grybowski, Deepwater Wind's CEO.   Cont'd...

Hillary Clinton is calling for a 700% increase in solar power. Is that realistic?

Brad Plumer for VOX:  In the coming months, Hillary Clinton's campaign is planning to release a series of proposals for dealing with global warming. Her first installment is out Sunday evening, and it calls for a large increase in renewable power. Specifically, she's proposing to boost the amount of wind, solar, and other renewables so that they provide 33 percent of America's electricity by 2027 — enough to power every home in the country. Part of her plan would involve accelerating the recent rapid growth of solar installations nationwide. In her proposal, Clinton calls for US solar power to grow 700 percent from current levels. That sounds like an impossibly large number, but it's not implausible on its face. US solar capacity grew 418 percent between 2010 and 2014 (because it was starting from a small base). So 700 percent growth by 2027 is at least within the realm of possibility. But it would require additional policy changes — and clean energy prices would have to keep dropping.   Cont'd...

SEIA Urges Approval of Alabama Power's Proposal

Alabama is among the bottom 10 states in the nation when it comes to installed solar capacity, with just 2 MW of solar installed throughout the state.

Big commercial solar roofs and farms face major cut in support

Investor confidence to take blow with proposal to end guaranteed level of support through lifetime of large-scale projects ---STA calls for 'bridging strategy' ---Domestic solar on homes not affected by changes

New York PSC Lays Groundwork for Community Net Metering

Expected to especially benefit low and moderate-income families in New York.

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EXPANDED ACCESS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS

Shared Renewables Program Provides New Opportunities for New York Residents and Businesses to Access Clean and Affordable Energy

Machine Learning Helps IBM Boost Accuracy of U.S. Department of Energy Solar Forecasts by up to 30 Percent

Makes Solar Forecasts Available to States to Advance Integration of Solar Power into the Nation's Energy Pipeline

Renewable energy boom will mean vastly cheaper electricity

By Lucas Mearian, ComputerWorld:  Renewable energy, combined with prolific battery storage, will soon result in vastly cheaper electricity -- and solar power that's less expensive than what fossil fuel-based power plants can produce. Additionally, solar power with lithium-ion and flow-battery storage systems will make the combination of renewable energy so inexpensive that it will surpass nuclear power and obviate the need for futuristic power sources such as fusion. That was consensus view from a several keynote speeches delivered at the Intersolar Conference in San Francisco this week. Eicke Weber, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, said that in sun-rich countries, the cost of solar power is already below 5 cents per kilowatt and it will continue to plummet as battery storage systems become more prolific and less expensive. Cont'd...

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