Monthly Archives: February 2014

28 02, 2014

Small Town Solar Systems Demonstrate Renewable Leadership

By | February 28th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Small towns across America are starting to show leadership in reducing dependence on fossil fuels. One example is the small New England town of Peterborough, New Hampshire. In early January, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission approved a grant for Peterborough to support the construction of the state’s largest solar array, providing $1.22 million to [...]

27 02, 2014

Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January

By | February 27th, 2014|News|

  Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January February 27th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com  Non-hydro renewable energy sources accounted for more than 99% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed during January for a total of 324 MW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy [...]

27 02, 2014

Renewable Choice client, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), receives USGBC “double-platinum” LEED® certification status for Energy Innovation Center.

By | February 27th, 2014|News|

  USGBC Awards Double-Platinum LEED Status to SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center February 27th, 2014  | Posted on www.azobuild.com The U.S. Green Building Council reports that the Energy Innovation Center is the first facility in the region to have achieved double-platinum status for certification of both new construction and EBOM. “The LEED Platinum certification for the [...]

20 02, 2014

Sustainability Measures in the 2014 Farm Bill

By | February 20th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

On February 7th, 2014, President Barack Obama approved a new agricultural policy through the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear plan that addresses issues such as food stamps, crop assistance and insurance, and environmental protection. Also known as the “farm bill”, the resolution is an important piece of legislation that comes after [...]

19 02, 2014

Sustainability Measures in the 2014 Farm Bill

By | February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On February 7th, 2014, President Barack Obama approved a new agricultural policy through the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, a multiyear plan that addresses issues such as food stamps, crop assistance and insurance, and environmental protection. Also known as the “farm bill”, the resolution is an important piece of legislation that comes after [...]

17 02, 2014

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation

By | February 17th, 2014|News|

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project at Ivanpah Achieves Commercial Operation February 17th, 2014 | Posted on www.brightsourceenergy.com NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, LLC, today announced that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers. At full capacity, the facility’s [...]

12 02, 2014

For Release: Mosaic Labs Client Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses Inc. Receives Top CDP Score

By | February 12th, 2014|News|

Mosaic Sustainability Client Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses Inc. Receives Top CDP Score  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 -- Mosaic Sustainability (www.mosaicsustainability.com) announced today that its client, Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses, Inc., has received a disclosure score of 99 out of 100 on the 2013 CDP supply chain program questionnaire. The company also [...]

11 02, 2014

How Did Energy Fare in the State of the Union?

By | February 11th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

This year’s State of the Union address featured many familiar themes, including stories of opportunity advancement and reforms in education, immigration, and healthcare. With the limited time given, President Obama touched briefly on these many topics, leaving only a few moments for discussion of environmental issues and energy policy. In the few minutes that Obama [...]

11 02, 2014

Renewable Choice Client, SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Nation's First to Receive LEED-HC Certification

By | February 11th, 2014|News|

  SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Nation's First to Receive LEED-HC Certification February 10th, 2014 | Posted on www.swedishamerican.org SwedishAmerican Health System is pleased to announce that its Regional Cancer Center is the nation's first cancer center to receive LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) certification. The new free-standing outpatient center, which opened in October of 2013, was [...]

6 02, 2014

Funding for Farm Bill energy title will help Rural America

By | February 6th, 2014|News|

Funding for Farm Bill energy title will help Rural America February 6th, 2014 |Posted on www.quincyjournal.com The Agriculture Energy Coalition (AgEC) thanked and congratulated Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on final Senate passage of the new five-year Farm Bill. The legislation's $881 million in mandatory funding for Energy Title programs will enable [...]