The international geothermal power market is booming at a sustained growth rate of 4 to 5 percent, according to a new report from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), driven by climate change threats and grid needs. Currently, there are nearly 700 projects under development in 76 countries, according to GEA.
For Earth Day, Tampa Electric and Legoland Florida celebrated a first in the United States, with their partnership to make the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable energy for the day, as part of existing and new conservation initiatives-- including installations that will educate park guests about solar energy.
Con Edison is setting a solar example for customers at its landmark office tower in Manhattan. In cooperation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), among others, the utility is encouraging customers to consider using the sun for their electricity generation needs by installing its own solar array.
In January 2010, Ted Turner partnered with Southern Company to form a strategic alliance to pursue development of renewable energy projects in the United States, with a specific focus on solar PV projects where solar resources are most favorable.
A new biomass gasification plant is being erected near Lake Tahoe, California, that will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar.
Xcel Energy has been named the top wind energy provider in the United States for the tenth year in a row, as a national leader in providing wind energy to its customers. This is according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which also named Xcel Utility of the Year in 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mercury and air toxics (MATS) standards for power plants to the great concern of the coal industry.
PSEG's chairman, president and CEO Ralph Izzo told shareholders at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, April 15, that PSEG is investing billions in transmission, generation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as the performance of its generation fleet, to improve reliability, help the environment and stimulate the economy.
Testimony to the Public Service Commission recently presents a rosy picture for bringing wind energy to Georgia, as told by clean energy supporters and Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) staff. At the same time, Georgia Power is asking the PSC to approve two contracts to import 250 MW of wind power from wind farms in Oklahoma.
ERCOT has identified the need to update and overhaul the ancillary services market that originated in the 1990s, before significant deployments of wind energy and other generation sources. A new approach to ancillary services could allow for more effective, efficient and reliable use of existing and new resources like energy storage, according to ERCOT.