Renewable Energy's Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2 Emissions

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 59% of net additions to world's power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / cooling; Developing world investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion

North Carolina Tops 1,000 MW of Solar Capacity, But Threats Looming

Today, North Carolina trails only California, Arizona and New Jersey in total installed solar capacity.

Raising NEM Caps in Massachusetts Seen as Vital to Future Solar Growth

Today, Massachusetts trails only five states - California, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina and Nevada - in total installed solar capacity, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

SCE Continues Encouraging Solar Development

42.6 megawatts of rooftop projects signed to support local solar electric production

California Surges Ahead in Solar Capacity

Cracks 10,000 MW Mark

New York Experiences Explosive Solar Growth in First Quarter of 2015

"Because of the strong demand for solar energy, thousands of new, good-paying jobs have been added in New York, benefitting the state's economy and environment"

Renewables will drive future of N.C.'s growing energy economy, experts agree

ABB hosts Business NC Energy Round Table with statewide energy stakeholders to discuss the bright future of power in North Carolina

Nevada Climbs to No.2 Nationally in New Solar Capacity

Today, there are 108 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Nevada.

California Surges Ahead in Solar Capacity

Cracks 10,000 MW Mark

HISTORIC: Hawaii enacts nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement

Blue Planet Foundation led the campaign to pass the new law

Federal Government's 'Go Solar' Efforts Paying Dividends

This program, along with other initiatives nationwide, will help the federal government save more than $18 billion over the next 10 years.

Renewable Energy Targets Quadrupled Globally Since 2005, New IRENA Report Finds

164 countries worldwide have now adopted renewable energy targets

Study: U.S. could run entirely on renewable energy by 2050

A new study has mapped out a potential plan for the United States to completely transition to clean, renewable energy by 2050.
According to the research study leader Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, the process would demand significant upfront costs, but over time would be roughly equal to the costs of maintaining the fossil fuel infrastructure currently in place.
“When you account for the health and climate costs – as well as the rising price of fossil fuels – wind, water and solar are half the cost of conventional systems,” Jacobson said. “A conversion of this scale would also create jobs, stabilize fuel prices, reduce pollution-related health problems and eliminate emissions from the United States. There is very little downside to a conversion, at least based on this science.”
Among the positives of switching to clean energy: reducing air pollution in the U.S. that is responsible for approximately 63,000 Americans each year, and eliminating greenhouse gases produced by fossil fuel that would cost the world approximately $3.3 trillion per year by 2050, per a phys.org report.

Fueled by Growth in Residential Solar, US Installs 1.3GW of PV in Q1 2015

Record-breaking snow couldn't slow residential solar's continued growth.

NYSERDA PROPOSES NEW STRATEGIES TO CONTINUE SUPPORT OF LARGE SCALE RENEWABLES

Strategies Include a Long-Term Public Commitment to Attract Investment to New York and Spur Development of Clean, Stable Power

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