ACORE Members in the News
February 3 -- Energy in the 21st century is already turning out to be very different from energy in the 20th century. Coal plants that used to provide most of the country's electricity are being shut down by the hundreds and renewable energy is becoming more cost efficient and prevalent by the day.
The trends are heavily in favor of renewable energy, and solar energy in particular is taking the U.S. and the world by storm. >>View Article
February 3 -- For most of the last decade, Coloradans have been talking about how to make good use of their mountain forests, dying and gray. Something is finally happening.
In Gypsum, 140 miles west of Denver, a biomass mill began operations in December, burning wood to create 10 megawatts of round-the-clock electricity. >>View Article
February 3 -- As we enter a new year and consider what the future may hold, many questions revolve around water and energy. Will the drought end? Will fire impact our watershed? Will the river flow this summer? Will the monsoons happen? How much will my utility bills go up this year due to increasing summer temperatures?
Conservation has been a big part of the solution to our ever-increasing energy and water needs. Cities and private utilities across the country, including Santa Fe and PNM, have implemented conservation programs in an effort to reduce consumption, and they have played a role in reducing our daily intake. However, technology has also played a key role in both water and energy usage. >>View Article
February 3 -- When it comes to increasing the state’s energy independence, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and protecting our environment, few sources of energy can compete with the benefits of clean, renewable wind energy. As the Maine Legislature considers several bills that would make it much harder for wind to be a central piece of our state’s clean energy future, it’s important to look at the facts. >>View Article
February 3 -- The military historically has been at the forefront of developing new power sources, and now the U.S. military is at the tip of the spear for clean energy, too, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. >>View Article
January 31 -- Given the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado, this year's Super Bowl featuring the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos has already earned a few chuckles as the "green" bowl. Pot jokes aside, the annual pigskin revelry has become progressively more environmentally friendly over the past 20 years, according to the National Football League. >>View Article
January 31 -- The small but growing movement to pressure institutions to divest from fossil fuels got a major boost Thursday when 17 private foundations that manage nearly $2 billion in assets announced the Divest-Invest Philanthropy initiative. The foundations have joined forces, pledging to divest their assets from coal, oil and natural gas companies and invest in the clean-energy economy. >>View Article
January 31 -- The advanced renewable fuel industry is in danger. Abengoa Bioenergy has invested in what has until recently been a healthy market for innovation and new technology. Now, Washington’s weakening commitment to new clean fuels could render useless the billions of dollars already invested in advanced renewable fuel – and foreclose on the opportunity to draw billions more to a strong American industry. >>View Article
January 30 -- Renewable energy has a vital role to play in the Southeast’s energy sector as a means to satisfy high per-capita electricity consumption, provide an alternative to imported coal, meet the demands of a growing population, and revitalize aging energy infrastructure. However, Southeastern states have often been reluctant to create market signals attractive to renewable energy developers and investors – including appropriate incentives and government initiatives – despite having suitable renewable energy resources. >>View Full Report