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DOE lab unveils new solar research center

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has opened their Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), thanks to $59 million in funding from various sources.

Report finds 7.7M renewable energy employees worldwide

Renewable energy is growing and a new report has found that there are more than 7.7 million renewable energy industry employees worldwide. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2015, was conducted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

EIA: CPP will require significant changes in electricity mix

The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), and found that it will take significant changes in the fuel mix for generation in the United States to achieve the CPP.

Mexico could power electric grid with 46 percent renewables by 2030

A new report found that Mexico could become a renewable leader -- or at least contender -- by 2030. The report found that Mexico can increase its renewable energy portfolio from 4.4 percent in 2010 to 21 percent in 2030. The country could also generate up to 46 percent of its electricity from renewable sources -- including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass -- by 2030.

FERC approves sixth and final settlement for 2011 blackout

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the sixth and final settlement for the Sept. 8, 2011 power outage in Southern California, that left customers in California, Arizona, Baja California, and Mexico without power for nearly 12 hours.

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