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Transforming NY solar into a self-sustaining industry

New York's multiple solar programs are transitioning to the new single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program in an effort designed to support the State's solar economy through the $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative, which will significantly expand deployment of solar across the state, add more than 3,000 MW to the state's solar capacity and, ultimately, transform New York's solar market into a self-sustaining industry.

Utilities, state teaming up to further clean energy on Long Island

As part of the PowerUp Long Island initiative, coordinated by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York Power Authority (NYPA), the state and their utility partners are already coordinating and actively working on a number of projects and proposals across Long Island to create an efficient clean energy system, deploy distributed resources and manage demand across Long Island.

SC utility to build two solar farms on its property

Solar is an integral component of our balanced generation portfolio as SCG&E strives to reach a diversified mix of 30 percent natural gas, 30 percent nuclear, 30 percent scrubbed coal, and 10 percent hydro and other renewables over the next five years.

Verizon becoming solar leader

Verizon's will invest nearly $40 million to expand the on-site green energy program it launched in 2013, nearly doubling the amount of renewable power generated by solar energy systems installed at six Verizon facilities last year.

CA utility's natural gas proposal under fire

In determining the best way to replace the nuclear power from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), which was shuttered last year, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has proposed construction of a 600 MW natural gas plant in Carlsbad, California-- and sparked public outcry.

Customers to AEP, Duke Energy: Down with coal

According to the telephone poll of 526 Ohio electricity customers, 75 percent said they would deny AEP's rate request to pay for extra costs associated with continuing to generate electricity from existing power plants.

National Grid customers get new community solar opportunity

Massachusetts has celebrated the launch of its newest utility-scale community solar facility, which is now open to all customers in National Grid territory, with the aim of bringing accessible and affordable renewable energy to the state's initiatives.

FPL customers saving $6.8B and counting

According to FPL's filing with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), a typical 1,000-kilowatt-hour residential customer bill will decrease nearly $2 a month beginning in January 2015. At the same time, typical business customers are expected to see a roughly 1 percent decrease, depending on rate class and type of service.

TVA to retire Allen coal plant

TVA, one of the nation's largest utilities, has steadily been making the transition away from coal in favor of renewables like solar and wind power, and increased energy efficiency, as it maps out its next Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the next 20 years. 

SRI leveraging renewables in carbon fiber research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Southern Research Institute (SRI) for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fibers from biomass. The DOE award will fund development of a multi-step catalytic process for conversion of sugars from non-food biomass to acrylonitrile-- a key precursor in the production of carbon fiber.