Articles Tagged with ''renewable energy''

Americans Using More Renewable Energy

Solar, Wind Energy Production Increases as Cost of Renewable Energy Drops
October 21, 2013
Americans are continuing to use more renewable energy resources. Use of natural gas, solar panels, and wind turbines were up in 2012, while use of coal declined as a means to generate electricity, according to the recent U.S. energy charts released through research conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


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Oct. 3, 2013: ACORE Releases Western Region Renewable Energy Report

Thirteen Western States Well Suited for Nearly All Available Renewable Energy Resources
October 3, 2013
The Western Region Report, the first portion of the American Council On Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) sixth annual Renewable Energy in the 50 States report, has been released. The first of a four-part series, additional reports will focus on the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast.


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Sept. 24, 2013: Direct Energy, SolarCity Sign Deal to Supply Solar to Businesses

Financing Tailored for New and Existing Direct Energy Customers
September 24, 2013
Direct Energy and SolarCity have established a broad agreement to provide solar electricity directly to businesses. The two companies have created a dedicated investment fund capable of financing up to $124 million in solar projects for Direct Energy’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.


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Opening Up Students’ Minds to Their Job Options

Vocations Can Include the Manufacturing Sector as well as the Trades
September 16, 2013
During the summer, the U.S. congressman representing the district in which I live visited a Danfoss plant where variable frequency drives (VFDs) are manufactured. In a Q&A with the media, the congressman spoke of the need to introduce young people to the value of being part of the manufacturing sector.


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Sept. 12, 2013: US Renewable Energy Generation Up in First Half of 2013

Solar, Wind, and Biomass Energy Increased 12.1 Percent in First Half
September 12, 2013
Renewable energy sources generated 14.2 percent of net U.S. electric power generation during the first six months of 2013, up from 13.6 percent the same time a year ago, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). 


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Sept. 5, 2013: Study Sees Narrowing Cost Gap for Renewables in the West

Electric Generation in the Future Could Be Both Cost Effective and Diverse
September 5, 2013
A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation in the western United States could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies.


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Contractors and Consumers Capitalize on Renewable Incentives

Tax Breaks Make Renewable Energy More Affordable
September 2, 2013
Funding for renewable incentives comes from a variety of sources including federal, state, and private funds. Although many of these incentives are directed at the end user — tax breaks, loans, and rebates can be used by contractors to open the door for new business in the HVAC marketplace.


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Aug. 20, 2013: U.S. Renewable Energy Use Continues to Grow

Lower Prices, Favorable Policies Lead to More Solar and Wind Power
August 20, 2013
The United States used more electricity from solar and wind energy sources in 2012 than in the previous year, according to the new annual analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).


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Aug. 8, 2013: DOE Awards Funds to Support Clean Energy Technologies

Project Funding to Accelerate Commercialization
August 8, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced new funding totaling nearly $11 million to help small businesses in nine states develop new ideas to boost energy efficiency, cut carbon pollution, and reduce U.S. reliance on imported oil.


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Solar Projects Selected for Consumers Energy Program

Program Provides for Long-Term Purchase of Solar Energy from Utility’s Customers
July 8, 2013
Thirteen solar projects planned by two businesses and nine residential customers have been selected to move forward as part of Consumers Energy’s ongoing implementation of Michigan’s energy reform law.


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