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 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 awarded nearly $3 million for 13 different proposed projects to install energy storage systems integrated with customer-sited renewable energy generating facilities.
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 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.
Costa Rica's first quarter 2015 was an important step for the country's energy future. The country reported that in the first 75 days of the year, they used only 100 percent renewable energy.
Interviews suggest a broad global consensus that a renewables-based electricity system can be achieved, with eight out of 10 (82 percent) respondents reporting that they believe the electricity system can be 70 percent renewable by 2050. Nearly half of respondents say this can be achieved even faster-- by 2030.
Georgetown, Texas has announced plans to become the next city to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, thanks to a new project by SunEdison, Inc.
The Obama Administration made the commitment to partner with Tribal Nations, and these projects build upon that-- providing Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages clean energy options that will reduce fossil fuel use and save money.
Vermont is looking to be the leader in renewable energy. The Vermont House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make renewable energy the main source of energy in the state.