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Texas Senate votes to eliminate RPS

The Texas state Senate is looking to remove incentives for renewable energy in the state by getting rid of their Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The original bill requires energy retailers to purchase a certain percent of their power from wind and solar producers.

MN bill looks to redefine renewable energy

A new law introduced in committee by Minnesota State Rep. Garofalo would allow utilities to meet the state's solar energy standard through sources other than the sun.

Support for nuclear energy in the United States is dropping

Perception of nuclear energy for electricity saw a small drop in the United States in 2014, with 51 percent of Americans now for it.

Scotland adds to their renewable portfolio with new biomass research center

Scotland is becoming an important name in renewable energy, and they are adding biomass to that list with a new green energy center on the campus of University of St. Andrews.

DOE had a big year in geothermal in 2014

Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power Doug Hollett said the arrival of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz helped bring back awareness for the "forgotten renewables"-- including geothermal.

California becomes the first state to produce 5 percent of electricity from solar

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has found that California is the first state to use more than 5 percent utility-scale solar power for electricity generation. Utility-scale power is defined as 1 megawatt (MW) or larger.

Texas Senator rethinking his own renewable energy program

Texas has become a renewable energy leader in the last decade, thanks in part to a renewable energy bill that was introduced by Sen. Troy Fraser in 2005. But Sen. Fraser is asking if the legislation has done its work.

New Jersey awards $3 million for energy storage innovations

New Jersey awarded nearly $3 million for 13 different proposed projects to install energy storage systems integrated with customer-sited renewable energy generating facilities.

Scotland looking for wave energy proposals

Wave Energy Scotland is looking for submissions for wave innovation "as part of its long-term programme of support for commercialisation of the wave energy sector."

Energy students and industry pros partner to bring research to the market

Energy research in the Midwest may get a big boost because researchers at the Wisconsin Energy Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are partnering with Mid-west Energy Research Consortium to create opportunities for energy research.