March 29 -- The Notrees Wind Farm and Battery Facility hosted an open house for its new battery project, which Plant Manager Casey Hayes said opened Dec. 27. Duke Energy, the owner of the wind farm, matched a $22 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to built the battery project. >>View Article
March 28 -- No fewer than two in three Americans want the U.S. to put more emphasis on producing domestic energy using solar power (76%), wind (71%), and natural gas (65%). Far fewer want to emphasize the production of oil (46%) and the use of nuclear power (37%). Least favored is coal, with about one in three Americans wanting to prioritize its domestic production. >>View Article
March 28 -- A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is preparing to fly across North America. The Swiss creators of the Solar Impulse are announcing Thursday which U.S. cities the experimental plane will visit during its ‘‘Across America’’ tour that kicks off in May. >>View Article
March 28 -- The U.S. is now the largest wind power market, and a U.S. company is the world’s number 1 supplier, according to a new industry report by Navigant Research. >>View Article
March 27 -- Last Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued three big orders on regional Order 1000 compliance filings – a rule that may accelerate wind and solar energy development and expand the use of energy efficiency, demand response and other non-wires solutions in grid planning. >>View Article
March 27 -- Some love the idea of innovation clusters, but others aren’t impressed, calling them “artificial” and “modern-day snake oil.” >>View Article
March 27 -- Nearly 70 percent of all new power plants built in the Great Lakes region use wind as an energy source, according to reports from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. >>View Article
March 27 -- Oakland-based Mosaic figured out that pricy solar panels are much more affordable when the crowd chips in. >>View Article
March 27 -- Renewable energy standards aren’t going away in Kansas – at least not yet.
Less than 24 hours after the Senate voted to repeal a renewable energy mandate for utility companies, the House refused to do so Wednesday.
House Bill 2014 would have repealed a state requirement that utility companies get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. >>View Article
March 26 -- Most of the attention may be focused on domestic oil and gas production, but it could be solar power that really helps the United States on its path to energy independence. >>View Article
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