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  • Donate Trees to Communities in Need on Earth Day
    In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, Great Eastern Energy (GEE), is collaborating with Trees for the Future for a 30 Days of Green Campaign to raise awareness about sustainable practices and to assist with their efforts in planting new trees in impoverished communities. As part of this campaign, GEE will post a new green tip on its Facebook p
  • North Carolina Renewable Energy Standard Attacked Again
    After using last year?s legislative session to deal with Duke Energy?s Dan River coal ash spill, Republicans on the House Public Utilities Committee are bringing back their 2013 attempt to freeze the state?s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Representatives Millis, Hager, Collins, and Warren introduced House Bill 681
  • Almost Unnoticed, Solar Energy Starting to Make Big Strides Across Midwest
    With more than 8,000 companies now operating nationwide, solar energy has become one of the fastest-growing industries in America ? thanks, in large part, to remarkable growth on both the West and East coasts. California, as expected, continues to lead the way with nearly 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity, but on the other side of the c
  • Go Solar, Support Childhood Cancer Fund
    In the United States, one in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday. One Mission, a Massachusetts nonprofit, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families. The organization?s Buzz Off for Kids program invites participants to raise money and shave their heads in support of ki
  • Solar, Wind Industries Release ?How-To? Handbook for Cutting Carbon Emissions
    For states looking to meet new obligations under the EPA?s Clean Power Plan, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) have jointly published a handbook detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. Last year, solar energy helpe
  • One Man Working Behind-the-Scenes to Halt Oklahoma Wind Energy
    Oklahoma has quietly become the 4th largest wind producing state in America after jumping several states in the rankings over the past few years. The panhandle and the northeastern part of the state have been seen as promising areas for further development, with strong winds and nearby transmission lines that enable cheap, clean electricity.   Howe
  • Lifting State Limits on Local Power
    In the first half of 2014, distributed local solar power constituted over 25 percent of new power plant capacity. This impressive growth continues several years where solar power has grown by leaps and bounds, producing power right where it's needed and juicing up local economies. But many states have limited how much of their electricity can come
  • Wind Project Adds 200 Megawatts to Texas Grid
    EDF Renewable Energy, a leading power producer in the green energy sector, has announced that its Hereford Wind Project reached commercial operation on December 22nd, 2014. The Hereford Wind Project is a wind power plant located on approximately 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County southeast of the northern panhandle town of Hereford, Texas. The Heref
  • Community Solar Helps Utilities Transition to a New Energy Future
    A disruptive innovation is one that helps create a new market by improving a product in an unforeseen manner, thereby ?disrupting? the existing market. Today?s disruptive technologies?from solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery storage to fuel cells and wind turbines?are transforming the electric utility industry, according to a report released by th
  • Solar Plus Storage: What It Is, How It Works, and Why Your City Needs It
    The emergence of solar power in the last decade has been impressive, with accelerating scale up and reduced costs. Following on that progress, a new combination of solar plus energy storage is likely to be the story of the coming decade. The battery storage options for solar are likely to make solar+storage the go-to technology for a range of diffe
  • U.S. Solar Energy Industry Achieves Record-Shattering Year
    Today?s new economy is driven by industries that are characterized by cutting-edge technology and high growth. Sound familiar? Well, it should. Remarkably, America?s solar energy industry, which continues to grow at a very brisk pace, now has more employees than tech giants Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter combined. And to top it all off, 2014 t
  • Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency?
    A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency. In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are ?wide disparities [?] in the extent to which electric utilities currently deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency.? To find the source of these disparities, look n
  • The Keystone XL Pipeline: Nobody Won
    Left, Right, Left, Right... It's been a long battle. More than five years of bickering by both sides. A Republican-led Congress took office almost two months ago, and they, along with many Democrats, made the XL Pipeline one of their top priorities. Meanwhile, almost no other issues have been discussed, virtually no other legislation has passed. It

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