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By Lesley Hunter 9/17/13

The western United States’ remarkable renewable energy resource availability, supportive policies, and well-developed supply chains have transformed western states into national leaders in renewable energy development. In 2012, the 13 western states attracted more than half of the country’s combined venture capital, private equity and asset finance investment in the renewable energy sector, and produced approximately 31% of their total energy generation from renewable energy sources – compared to roughly 12% nationally (sources: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA)).

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August 28 -- The latest US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” report with data through to the end of June, 2013, shows that renewable energy generation is continuing to grow, making up over 14% of the nation’s net generation (not including hydroelectric sources). >>View Article

April 18 -- If the U.S. ceases to burn coal, shuts down a quarter of existing nuclear reactors, and trims its use of natural gas by 2050, the resulting increased reliance on wind, solar and other renewables will not result in a less reliable electricity grid, according to a major new report prepared by Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., for the nonprofit Civil Society Institute (CSI). >>View Article

Monday, 11 March 2013 14:30

Florida Ranks Third In Clean Energy Jobs

March 11 -- Florida ranked third in 2012 in clean energy jobs, with more than 8,600 jobs created through more than 500 projects, according to a new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs. >>View Article

February 25 -- According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, 1,231 MW of new in-service electrical generating capacity came on line in the United States in January 2013 — all from wind, solar, and biomass sources. >>View Article

February 21 -- Renewable energy accounted for all new electric capacity added in the United States last month, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In all, 1,231 megawatts of new generating capacity were installed in January. Of that total, wind provided 958 megawatts, solar chipped in 267 megawatts and biomass contributed 6 megawatts. >>View Article

Monday, 31 December 2012 14:59

Biomass A Good Source Of Renewable Energy

December 31 -- As we look ahead in 2013, the cost and availability of electricity will become more important to our families, farmers, merchants and factories.  >>View Article

Friday, 16 November 2012 19:42

U.S. EPA Maintains Renewable Fuels Standard

November 16 -- U.S. EPA today announced that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the renewable fuels standard (RFS). The decision is based on economic analyses and modeling done in conjunction with the USDA and U.S. DOE. >>View Article 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:02

Fort Collins Plant Could Run On Spent Grain

October 31 -- In the continued quest to find new and alternative forms of energy, Fort Collins is taking a look at the concept of a biomass-fueled generation facility, which could possibly run on local breweries’ spent grain. >>View Article 

August 13 -- The U.S. Army is driving a huge new market for renewable energy, dangling up to $7 billion to purchase power sourced from solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and other alternative-energy technologies. >>View Article

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