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Green Energy Groups Dump ALEC Membership

January 31 -- Solar and wind energy trade groups have quit the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over its bid to scuttle state-based green electricity mandates, according to a published report. >>View Article

These 5 Clean Energy ETFs May Be Worth A Look

January 30 -- This list of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) all focus on alternative energy companies. Despite the sector's investment challenges in the past few years, the current spotlight on climate change in headline news makes this an interesting place to be. >>View Article

New ERCOT Report Shows That Texas Wind And Solar Are Highly Competitive With Natural Gas

January 29 --  An interesting fact seemed to go unnoticed in all the press around the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s (ERCOT) Long Term System Assessment, a biennial report submitted to the Texas Legislature on “the need for increased transmission and generation capacity throughout the state of Texas.” ERCOT found that if you use updated wind and solar power characteristics like cost and actual output to reflect real world conditions, rather than the previously used 2006 assumed characteristics, wind and solar are more competitive than natural gas over the next 20 years. >>View Article

DOD To Quadruple Renewable Energy Installations

January 29 -- The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest single consumer of energy in the world, gobbling up 3.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and 120 million barrels of oil per year. It’s an expensive habit, costing the agency some $20 billion a year. >>View Article

Google Partners With San Diego Wind Developer

January 28 -- Google has invested $200 million in a utility-scale wind farm developed by a San Diego company.  A spokeswoman for EDF Renewable Energy, headquartered in the Carmel Valley neighborhood, said Thursday that participation by the internet search giant was a departure from working with traditional financial institutions.  >>View Article

Middlesex County(NJ) To Save Millions In Electricity Costs With Solar Panels

January 28 -- An energy company has installed more than 25,000 solar panels at the county’s Apple Orchard Lane complex in North Brunswick — enough to power the entire complex of seven buildings, which includes the county jail, county archives, youth detention center, highways and bridges building, public property and central vehicle buildings, and county sheriff’s substation.  >>View Article

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