How Ohio can capture $25 billion worth of clean energy growth

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“Ohio risks missing out on roughly $25 billion in investments and 20,000 new jobs over the next two decades if state officials don’t take steps soon to expand clean energy, according to a new analysis. The report details nine steps state leaders could take to capture new clean energy jobs and investments. They include new…

How the 2008 financial meltdown shaped clean energy

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“Ten years ago this week, stock markets around the world cratered as fears grew that the global economy was headed into a deep, dark recession. Alan Greenspan called it “a once-in-a-century credit tsunami.” The drama was high in energy. Oil prices collapsed. Carbon prices cratered. Capital dried up. The burgeoning renewables sector looked like it…

Renewables demand a revamp of power market rules

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““RTOs are going to have to recognize the inevitability that wind and solar are going to continue to grow on their grids,” said Gallagher. “We know that these resources are coming, we know what kinds of characteristics and capabilities they have now, and there’s some data to prove it. Now we have to work with…

California CCAs achieve 2,000-megawatt milestone for new renewables

“The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is pleased to announce that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 megawatts (MW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization…

Riding the rising CCA wave

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“Reflecting a nationwide trend, San Diego is now the largest city in California and one of the largest in the U.S. to offer commercial and residential customers the option to purchase clean, competitively priced power through a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency instead of an investor-owned utility. Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the decision, which came…

On the menu: Turkey, potatoes, energy efficiency

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“Did you know your Thanksgiving dinner is fairly carbon friendly (link is external)? While holiday travel and some parts of the cooking process consume a lot of energy, the ingredients in a traditional Thanksgiving feast have a light carbon footprint. First of all, poultry, a.k.a. your Thanksgiving bird, makes it to your table using eight…

Renewables account for 18% of U.S. electrical generation in first eight months of 2018

“Renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for over 18.0% of net domestic electrical generation during the first two-thirds of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through August 31,…