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USDA funds reap what they sow

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) project funding will have nationwide impacts that are already being felt, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, referring to $63 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects.

Big business backing: Google, Coke, GM among those making climate pledge

Thirteen of the largest American companies have announced their commitment to the Obama Administration's American Business Act on Climate Pledge-- part of the President's Climate Action Plan to cut nearly 6 billion tons of carbon pollution through 2030.

BFFs again? NV Energy and Switch find a way to compromise

NV Energy and Switch appear to be friends again. A month after battling each other in front of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUCN), they found a compromise to make both happy.

Vermont sets aggressive new renewable energy goals

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed a bill meant to help renewable growth in the state. House Bill (HB) 40 would establish a requirement of 55 percent for the power sold by Vermont energy companies to come from renewable sources by 2017, and 75 percent by 2032.

DTE looks to eliminate renewable energy surcharge

DTE Electric has plans to reduce the monthly surcharge paid by residential customers to zero, and has filed an amended renewable energy plan with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).

2014 renewable power generation hits highest share since 1930s

Renewable energy is growing, and it accounted for nearly 10 percent of total energy consumption in the United States in 2014, according to a report by the Energy Information Agency (EIA).

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).

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.

EIB grants first loans for EU energy infrastructure

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a total of €8 billion in financing for projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy infrastructure.

Report finds Gov. Brown's renewable goals possible

A new report took a look at California Governor Jerry Brown's renewable energy goals, and whether they are viable. The report, conducted by Strategen Consulting, found that Gov. Brown's 2030 goals are not only possible, but will create jobs.