Renewable Energy

Texas wind boom threatened by end to PTC

The Dallas Morning News

The rapidly growing wind power industry in Texas could be stalled if Congress fails to renew the expiring wind Production Tax Credit, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Federal offshore lease auction has wind backers in NJ excited


New Jersey regulators have failed to back offshore wind projects, but wind power supporters are hoping the Interior Department's intention to sell some 344,000 acres in leases off the coast will change that, Platts reports.

Tesla, SolarCity at odds over net metering


Tesla and SolarCity may be partners in the battery storage business, but they part company when it comes to SolarCity’s support of net metering in California, E&E reports.

Wind lease sale planned in November for offshore NJ coast

The Associated Press

Calling it a “major step in standing up a sustainable offshore wind program,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Wednesday announced a Nov. 9 sale of nearly 344,000 acres of leases in the Atlantic off the coast of New Jersey, The Associated Press reports.

California net metering cap worries San Diego solar firms

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rooftop solar firms in San Diego are concerned that the California Public Utilities Commission won’t come up with a new tariff structure in time for them to avoid hitting the grid’s 5 percent cap on solar generating that’s in place under the current system, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

More big corporations to go all-renewable

The New York Times

Firms including Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Walmart and Goldman Sachs are expected to join the global RE100 coalition Wednesday and pledge to power their operations entirely through renewable energy, The New York Times reports.

Apple aims for electric cars by 2019

The Wall Street Journal

Apple hopes to build and ship electric cars by 2019, sources have told The Wall Street Journal.

Wind power faces multiple challenges in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

If wind power is to play a role in helping Pennsylvania meet obligations under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the state will have to tackle a number of obstacles including sorting out energy tax credits and credit trading rules, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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With UN talks approaching, greens start push for stronger climate deal

As world leaders prepare to negotiate an agreement in December to slash carbon emissions enough to avert the worst consequences of climate change, environmentalists and their allies are looking to build pressure for a stronger deal than the one taking shape.

Greenpeace on Monday called for investment of about 2 percent of the world's economy in a program to eliminate the use of all fossil fuels by 2050.

Leaders of the People's Climate Movement, a coalition of U.S. environmental, social justice, and labor groups, teased plans for a multi-city rally on October 14 aimed at generating pressure for a strong deal in Paris.

Energy storage-solar power deals proliferating

The Washington Post

More deals are bringing together solar power generation and battery storage, with recent announcements coming from Hawaii and Vermont, The Washington Post reports.


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