Renewable Energy

Freeze in targets hurting Ohio solar business


The president of Solar Vision has told WOSU public radio that his business has been affected by the state’s move to freeze renewable energy targets, something that the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Clean Energy Initiative had predicted would happen.

Energy storage business poised for breakout


Technological advances combined with new financial incentives will give a big boost to energy storage in the coming years, an essential element as renewable energy makes up a growing share of the nation’s power supply, NBC reports.

Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle.

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was joined Saturday by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation and other federal officials to announce the government's approval of the SunZia project.

Vermont mulls end to counting renewable credits twice

Burlington Free Press

Legislation being discussed in Vermont would discourage the practice of utilities collecting renewable energy credits for reducing fossil fuel use and then selling them on to firms out of state, the Burlington Free Press reports.

Jewell to make formal announcement about SunZia Saturday

Albuquerque Journal

A compromise about burying parts of the SunZia transmission line between New Mexico and Arizona underneath part of the White Sands Missile Range has led to a formal agreement about the project, to be announced Saturday by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the Albuquerque Journal reports.

U.S. to fall short on electric vehicles: Moniz

The Detroit News

The U.S. is a few years away from President Obama’s goal of seeing 1 million electric vehicles on the road, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told The Detroit News in an interview, saying the costs are still too high.

Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

DETROIT (AP) — Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.

U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars — with their higher prices tags — a tougher sell.

Texas power 10 percent wind in 2014, says ERCOT


For the first time ever, more than 10 percent of the power generated in Texas in 2014 came from wind, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, FuelFix reports.

Centerbridge Partners picks up Senvion from turbine maker Suzlon

The Wall Street Journal

Private equity fund Centerbridge Partners LP is buying a German unit – Senvion SE – from Indian turbine maker Suzlon Energy for more than $1.1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Bankruptcy filing for Md. solar firm founder

Baltimore Sun

Paul Witteman, founder of Greenspring Energy in Maryland, has filed for bankruptcy claiming more than $4 million in debts and angering former customers, to whom he owes money, the Baltimore Sun reports.


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