January 10 -- Google Inc. (GOOG) said it invested $200 million in a wind farm in west Texas, adding to the list of renewable-energy investments the Internet-search company has made since 2010. >>View Article
January 10 -- President Obama’s $90 billion green stimulus program leveraged billions in private investment, reduced carbon emissions and added 720,000 jobs, Joseph Aldy, a Harvard University economist and former special assistant to the president for energy and environment, argued in a new research paper. >>View Article
January 15 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $25 million to fund research and development of next-generation renewable energy and high-value biobased products from a variety of biomass sources. >>View Article
May 15 -- SolarCity and Forest City Communities announced last week the start of a project providing solar energy for 6,500 military homes at the Marine Corps Base and the Navy Region in Hawaii, located in the Ohana Military Communities (OMC). >>View Article
For Immediate Release – January 2, 2013
Washington, DC -The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the one year extension of the 2.2¢/kWh tax credit for wind that was included in the fiscal cliff deal passed by the House last night. The extension creates more market certainty and includes language that allows renewable energy projects that “start construction” as opposed to being “in service” in 2013 to claim the PTC. This effective change in deadline is critical to the wind industry, as well as the hydropower, geothermal, biomass and waste-to-energy industries as it takes into account the long-term time horizons required to complete projects.
FERC Report Shows Renewable Energy Accounts for 46.22% of New Electric Generation in 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2012 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauds the renewable energy industry for installing 46.22% of new electrical generating capacity brought online since the beginning of 2012. According to a recently released report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower accounted for a majority of the new renewable energy projects producing clean electricity in 2012, and are now responsible for more than 14.9% of total operating generating capacity in the U.S.
August 31 -- This week, Hurricane Isaac delivered yet another lesson of wind’s wild ways. Properly employed, however, wind is a powerful aide. The American Wind Energy Association said this month that U.S. wind turbines can produce 50 gigawatts of electricity, the same amount as 11 nuclear power plants or 44 coal-fired plants. >>View Article
April 24 -- Nearly 22 million electric vehicles will be sold from 2012 to 2020, according to an analysis by Boulder-based Navigant Research. "The average price for fuel for conventional vehicles will likely continue to rise through the remainder of this decade, driving demand for electric vehicles," said Dave Hurst, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. >>View Article
April 19 -- With the flip of a switch, Las Vegas city officials today celebrated the powering up of 15,000 new solar panels that will provide energy to a nearby wastewater treatment plant. >>View Article
November 1 -- Car buyers in the state of Tennessee rank among America’s top consumers of electric vehicles, reports Edmunds.com, the premier resource for automotive information. Edmunds.com’s analysis of Polk’s new car registration data finds that 2.9 percent of all new electric vehicles sold so far in the U.S. this year were registered in Tennessee, ranking the state 9th in the nation. >>View Article