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Hawaii Enacts Nation’s First 100 Percent Renewable Energy Requirement

June 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables

HONOLULU, June 10, 2015—Hawaii enacted a law this week that requires all of the state's electricity to be produced from renewable energy sources no later than 2045. The new policy, Act 97, makes Hawaii the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent…

AES Distributed Energy Announces Completion of 4 MW Solar PV Project in Georgia

June 10, 2015 - in Projects, Renewables

Boulder, CO, June 10, 2015 – AES Distributed Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, today announced the commissioning of a 4 megawatt (MW)…

ORNL Scientists Generate Landmark DOE Hydropower Report

April 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 27, 2015 – For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s…

Cuyahoga County’s New Clean Energy Finance Hub Expands Reach of Emerald Cities Collaborative’s Equity & Sustainability Mission

April 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015—Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) commends Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and its Department of Sustainability on the recent approval of the Cuyahoga County Clean Energy Financing Hub, which will help businesses, institutions, local governments…

Upstate Renewable Energy Project to Power 1,800 Homes

April 2, 2015 - in Projects, Renewables

SPARTANBURG, S.C., April 2, 2015—Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) announced today its newest landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County. The renewable energy project consists of two reciprocating combustion…

Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

March 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years.…

U.S. EPA Recognizes Sand Valley Landfill Renewable Energy Program as Electricity Project of the Year

March 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables

NEW ORLEANS, March 20, 2015—Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) announced today that its Sand Valley Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project in Collinsville, Ala. has been named Electricity Project of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)…

Proterra Introduces Extended-Range Electric Bus, Flexible Battery System

February 24, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables, Transportation

Greenville, S.C., Feb. 24, 2015 – To more fully serve the diverse needs of the North American transit market, Proterra Inc., the leading provider of zero-emission battery-electric buses, has launched a new extended-range product line.  With the introduction…

First Solar and Apple Strike Industry’s Largest Commercial Power Deal

February 11, 2015 - in Construction, Projects, Renewables

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2015—First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that Apple has committed $848 million for clean energy from First Solar's California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County, Calif. Apple will receive electricity from 130 megawatts…

EPA Helps 22 Communities to Meet their Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development

January 27, 2015 - in Financial, Planning, Renewables

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that 22 communities will receive technical assistance to pursue development strategies that support smart growth and sustainability goals and encourage local economic development.…