News

  • A possible flaw in Vermont's renewable energy rules -- one not found in New York's system -- that allows renewable energy production to be "double counted" by utilities has sparked a challenge to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university's $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence investment decisions.
  • Duke Energy's Sherwood H. Smith Jr. energy complex off Airport Road is at the center of a civil complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed Wednesday.
  • In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today says America's K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually - the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. highways.
  • UGE (www.urbangreenenergy.com) (TSX VENTURE: UG) (PINKSHEETS: UGEIF), a global leader in renewable energy solutions for enterprise customers, today announced a strategic partnership with OTEPI Renewables, an energy-related company founded in 1967, with a focus on rapidly advancing commercial solar installations in Panama.
  • DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park has reached commercial operation and company officials celebrated its dedication today in the shadow of one of 70 wind turbines in the park.
  • The state Department of Corrections and the union representing corrections officers each are conducting a health survey of present and former members who are working or worked at SCI Fayette and three other prisons built near coal ash disposal or coal mining operations.
  • A plan to build a 14-megawatt hydroelectric facility at the Cannonsville Reservoir was announced Tuesday in a media release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015.
  • The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.