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Myopic focus results in diverse fuel mix for PJM

A "myopic focus" was touted as the reason for PJM Interconnection's current diverse fuel mix this week at PJM's Grid 20/20: Focus on Resource Diversity in Washington, D.C., with the impacts of the world's largest and fastest fuel switch, evolving federal policies and the increasing use of non-traditional generation being cited as driving the industry to recognize the greater need for resource diversity.

Capitalizing on clean energy climate potential in NC

North Carolina ranks 4 th  in the nation for installed solar capacity, ahead of even Nevada and Hawaii, according to a Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) report.  National and regional experts in clean energy recently discussed how to continue North Carolina's momentum in wind and solar development.

EPCs could be changing how they do renewable energy business

With U.S. renewable energy capacity expected to double by 2021, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services firms will need to adapt to the economic realities of a changing industry, as they are faced with a scarcity of large utility-scale projects and shrinking profit margins, according to research conducted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) for CohnReznick.

MO city latest to become Green Power Community

Webster Groves, Missouri is the latest city to have been officially designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power Community (GPC). To become a GPC, the city, including local government, businesses and residents must collectively use enough green power to meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements.

Report highlights NextEra clean energy leadership

Over the past year, NextEra Energy has been named number one in Fortune magazine's list of World's Most Admired Companies in the electric and gas utilities sector for the eighth year in a row; and the number one "green utility" in the United States and number three in the world based on carbon emissions and renewable energy capacity by EI New Energy.

Ameren Missouri files 20-year clean energy plan

Ameren Missouri has filed its 20-year plan supporting cleaner energy in the state of Missouri, including major expansions of solar and wind power, with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The utility's Integrated Resource Plan, which it files every three years, examines electric customers' projected long-term energy needs and describes Ameren's approach to meeting those needs.

Research budgets favor nuclear; investments go to renewables

The nuclear renaissance has been stalled for years, while renewable energy continues to expand rapidly, although it still has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fueled power plants, according to Worldwatch Institute's (WWI) Vital Signs Online analysis by senior researcher Michael Renner.

Cooking up renewable energy action

States throughout the country are implementing innovative renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs that could be adopted nationwide to improve economies and reduce emissions cost effectively, as well as prove valuable as states develop plans to meet pending power plant emissions reductions regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new joint report.

California's aggressive pursuit of renewable energy

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has released a snapshot that shows the state's investor-owned utilities (IOU) are aggressively pursuing renewable energy in order to meet the goals of one of the most ambitious Renewables Portfolio Standards (RPS) in the country. The RPS requires IOUs, electric service providers, and community choice aggregators regulated by the CPUC to procure 33 percent of retail sales per year from eligible renewable sources by 2020.

Research: Asia up, EU down in solar market shift

China became the world's biggest solar power market in 2013, with the country's newly installed photovoltaic generating capacity jumping 232 percent year-on-year to 12 GW.