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,…

Consumer reports survey finds most Americans want more renewable energy

“The Trump maladministration wants to choke us all with more emissions from coal-fired generating plants, but a survey of 1200 Americans conducted by GfK for Consumer Reports finds the vast majority of Americans want more renewable energy and less power plant pollution. The survey also reveals that plenty of utilities seem to have a credibility…

Electrics vehicles are coming, and New England and California better watch out

“Consider the following: the transportation sector (planes, trains, and automobiles) accounts for almost 29% of all energy consumed in the United States. The vast majority of that energy comes from oil-derived fuels, such as the gasoline and diesel we use in our cars. Switching to an electrified fleet of vehicles has the potential to reduce…

Minnesota and New York earn “A” grade for renewable energy programs

“Minnesota and New York have earned an “A” for their renewable energy programs. That’s according to a national scorecard released recently by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), which graded nearly 20 state shared renewable energy programs (aka community solar). IREC’s National Shared Renewables Scorecard uses specific criteria to evaluate how each program stacks up…

Wind of change sweeps over renewable energy sector

“Fort Benning military base in Georgia, United States, is blazing a trail with an innovative windmill. The US military has long been interested in renewables for bottom line and energy security reasons, and the Navy’s top brass frets that climate change-induced sea-level rise could impact naval installations. The Army has been quick to realize the…
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