Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota is going 100 percent solar -- but the feat is becoming less and less rare. Universities across the country have been making the decision to add solar, wind, and other renewable programs to help offset their energy use -- and utilities are getting involved. Article
The energy industry's skilled workforce is retiring, and utilities are in desperate need of filling the open positions. But who is responsible for training the energy workforce of the future?Article
With Earth Day fast approaching, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at what has become a key issue in this country: climate change. Whatever our individual stance is on climate change, most of us probably agree that it is important to take steps that will provide cleaner air for the next generation. Article
Crude oil prices, which have declined more than 60 percent over the past six months, are at recent record lows. The impact of the price decline is being felt throughout the energy sector. Commentators agree that with few exceptions, in the near term, profit margins will be narrower, downward pressure will be placed on prices for services, and competition for business will be more acute. Feature
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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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The European Commission (EC) has launched their "smart specialization platform on energy," whose goal is to support regions and European Union (EU) member states to promote sustainable energy. The platform will help the states share their expertise in the deployment and investment of sustainable energy and low-carbon technologies.
With summer quickly approaching, most utilities are testing their electric reliability for hotter weather. Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has undergone numerous projects to enhance their reliability in preparation for the summer.