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February 19, 2018

RE hits 18% of total U.S. power mix

Renewable energy generation increased to 18% of total electricity for the U.S. in 2017, up from 15% the previous year. New wind and solar builds, along with an easing drought in the West, combined to boost this increase
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Energy Storage  -  February 19, 2018

Revenue stacking for energy storage comes to California

The California Public Utilities Commission has become the first state regulator to issue revenue stacking rules for energy storage projects.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 17, 2018

Weekend reads: Energy eBay; What Trump's budget means for RE

Every Saturday, we'll bring you five of the most interesting — or quirky; it is the weekend after all — energy stories from around the web that you may have missed this week. This weekend's reads:
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 16, 2018

Lindt Chocolate partners with Eversouce to reduce energy usage

Lindt Chocolate USA has formed a partnership with Eversource in an effort to reduce electricity usage and costs by nearly 3.5 million KWh a year at its Statham, NH plant.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 16, 2018

Shell “inspires” increase in renewables

Shell’s North American unit has agreed to provide financing to Inspire Energy Holding LLC, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based clean-power energy management company.
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February 15, 2018

FERC eliminates barriers for energy storage

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted on Feb. 15 to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
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Solar  -  February 15, 2018

Sierra Nevada combines solar and natural gas to power brewery

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., based in Chico, Calif., was honored by Chico Electric for its sustainability efforts, centered on its $4 power plant, consisting of three units that supports its brewery with a combination of solar and natural gas
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February 14, 2018

Trump 2019 budget slashes EPA, DOE funding

The newly-released 2019 budget proposal from the Trump Administration calls for spending cuts of 24% from the EPA and more than 65% from the DOE’s renewable energy office while boosting spending on fossil fuels and nuclear programs.
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February 14, 2018

Maryland opens first energy storage tax credit program

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced on Feb. 13 that it is accepting applications for the 2018 Energy Storage Tax Credit Program. The program, the first of its kind launched in the U.S., is designed to encourage the deployment of energy
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Wind  -  February 13, 2018

Nestlé reaches for 100% RE with wind PPA

Nestlé in the U.S. announced on Feb. 12 a 15-year PPA with EDP Renewables that will provide approximately 80 percent of the electricity load for five Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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