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Vermont is falling short of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate renewable energy, according to the Energy Action Network.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. House committee will kick off debate next week on three new bills aimed at boosting offshore wind energy leases in federal waters.
The environment ministry blamed three main factors for the slower progress: overestimates of how much CO2 would be saved under existing plans, faster-than-expected economic growth and a faster-growing population than forecast.
As Virginia utilities prepare to comply with a new state renewable energy requirement, a recent regulatory ruling points to potential complications. A sweeping state energy law takes effect July 1 that, among other things, requires utilities to add 5,000 megawatts of wind and solar by 2028.
Energy companies are becoming concerned about excess solar power in grid; Residential solar panels feed extra electricity into grid which can overload it; Electricty experts say residential battery packs are needed to stop blackouts
Doug Ford’s PCs say they’d scrap the Green Energy Act, slap a moratorium on new energy contracts and try to renegotiate existing ones if they can. They’d also restore local decision-making over the projects. Adams say he agrees with the PC plan to scrap the legislation, but said it’s deeply intertwined now with how Ontario’s power system works and the PCs haven’t explained how they’d replace it.
WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced on June 1 last year that the United States would exit the Paris climate deal, many of America’s largest corporations said they would honor the agreement anyway, vowing to pursue cleaner energy and cut emissions on their own. A year later, there’s one area where that pledge is highly visible: renewable energy. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies, from tech giants like Apple and Google to Walmart and General Motors, are voluntarily investing billions of dollars in new wind and solar projects to power their operations or offset their conventional energy use, becoming a major driver of renewable electricity growth in the United States.
Michał Kaczerowski, the head of Ambiens, speaks about the need for quick wind farm decisions.
Lawmakers fight initiative
Government plans to end advantage for bids from citizen groups; Commercial developers complained unfunded bidders had an edge
Last week, Massachusetts announced the winner of a new offshore wind contract — which means the Bay State is about to get its first offshore wind farm. The Vineyard Wind project will be located at least a dozen miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of energy — enough to power 400,000 homes. Vineyard Wind is aiming for 2021 to be up and operational.
Peterborough-Kawartha Progessive Conservative candidate Dave Smith said he doesn't think any more solar or wind farms should be added in Ontario. "We do not need them," he said at an all-candidates' debate in Lakefield on Wednesday evening. "We produce 50% more electricity than we can actually use."
Ohio utilities would still have to find more of their power from renewable sources like solar and wind but not as much as required by current law under a bill that could soon see a Senate vote.
In other instances, the region’s growing fleet of wind and solar energy generators might have been able to help. But data gathered by ISO-NE found that snow and clouds during the period limited solar output to a small fraction of its potential. Generation from wind farms, too, was variable in the fast-changing weather conditions. At times, wind farms also were unable to feed power to the grid because of transmission-line congestion.
'It’s very clear there is a very substantial downward trend in new investment, which is across the board in terms of investment in clean technology ranging from big wind farms right down to the effective collapse of the solar market'
A proposal from Ohio Senate GOP leaders to redraw rules determining how far wind turbines can be from adjacent properties is expected to attract billions of dollars in new wind farm investments -- and pit clean energy groups against the wind industry. The new setback rules are part of legislation that would also sharply reduce the decade-old state mandates requiring power companies to supply electricity generated by wind, solar and other renewable technologies. And it would tinker with laws requiring utilities to offer energy efficiency programs to customers.(National Wind Technology Center )
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- There soon may be more wind farms in Ohio.
Wide adoption of solar and wind power, such as is coming to California and New York, could dramatically lower the wholesale price of electricity and cause “profound changes” in electric power systems, according to a new federal study.
A ballot campaign to double Michigan’s renewable standard risks re-politicizing the industry and causing project siting issues, some developers worry.