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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.

Lawmakers want to slow wind growth in Maine, despite positive impacts

Wind energy in Maine is in the middle of a battle, but a new report found that it is having positive effects on the environment. The report, commissioned by the Maine Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and conducted by Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA), found that there have been positive impacts from wind on both the environment and health.

Survey: Majority of Illinois residents ready for clean energy

Illinois utilities like ComEd and Ameren have been making moves in smarter and cleaner energy, but how to Illinoisans feel? A new poll conducted by NRDC, specifically for Illinois, found that residents of the state are committed to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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.