Monthly Archives: August 2014

29 08, 2014

For Release: Town of Ithaca Announces Partnership with Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2014-08-29T15:54:13+00:00 August 29th, 2014|News|

Town of Ithaca Announces Partnership with Renewable Choice Energy Local government leader in sustainability works to offset environmental impact. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 17th, 2014  -- The Town of Ithaca, New York announced today that it has purchased green power from the Boulder-based firm Renewable Choice Energy to help reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [...]

27 08, 2014

UBS Report Suggests Renewable Focus for U.S.

By | 2014-08-27T16:14:49+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

A recent report released by leading investment bank UBS suggests that the convergence of three unsubsidized factors will soon bring renewables to the forefront of energy demand. These three resources are electric vehicles, solar energy, and energy storage battery technologies, and though the study focused on the forecast of this convergence in Europe, it also [...]

26 08, 2014

Duplicate of Coal Plant Regulations to Affect Renewable Energy Sector

By | 2014-08-26T18:28:45+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency published its proposal for a regulation to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by 30% from 2005 levels by the year 2030. The existing 523 coal plants across the U.S. currently account for 38% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions, making it the largest emitter of carbon dioxide [...]

26 08, 2014

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July

By | 2014-08-26T15:35:52+00:00 August 26th, 2014|News|

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July   Leon Kaye | August 26th, 2014 | Posted on www.triplepundit.com We hear a lot from the optimists about how renewable energy is experiencing skyrocketing growth and should displace fossil fuels in no time. Then there are the naysayers who insist solar, wind and other [...]

14 08, 2014

The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act

By | 2014-08-14T00:41:10+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

Last week we discussed various clean energy economies around the world, placing a specific focus on recent governmental initiatives and their effects on the clean energy landscape. This week, we’d like to discuss a key tool for the American clean energy landscape. A serious debate within the U.S. government surrounds the fate of the production [...]

13 08, 2014

International Landscape Series Part III: India

By | 2014-08-13T17:44:19+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

India is a country at the tipping point of a renewable energy transformation, thanks in large part to the recently elected government. The recent reinstatement of pro-renewable initiatives within the Indian government signals serious things for the industry, and could very well represent the groundwork for development of a “National Wind Mission. “ In the [...]

12 08, 2014

International Landscape Series Part II: Australia

By | 2014-08-12T16:30:05+00:00 August 12th, 2014|Environmental Blog|

In the case of Australia, a recent change in government has been destructive for the renewable energy industry. The 2013 repeal of the carbon tax – a regulation mandating the top 500 polluters in Australia to cut emissions by 5% from 2000 levels – was the beginning of a trend to withdraw support for environmental initiatives. Australia [...]

12 08, 2014

Wyoming board gives key OK for Carbon County wind farm

By | 2014-08-12T15:13:42+00:00 August 12th, 2014|News|

Wyoming board gives key OK for Carbon County wind farm If built, it would be the largest onshore wind farm in the U.S. Benjamin Storrow | August 12th, 2014 | Posted on www.trib.com The largest proposed onshore wind farm in the United States cleared a key regulatory hurdle after state regulators voted unanimously to approve [...]

11 08, 2014

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces New Monitcello Facility

By | 2014-08-11T14:49:22+00:00 August 11th, 2014|News|

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces New Monitcello Facility August 11th, 2014 | Monticelllo, Arkansas | Posted on thv11.com MONTICELLO, Ark. -- Zilkha Biomass Energy, a producer of biomass solutions to electric utility customers, today announced it is building a facility in Monticello, Arkansas, to manufacture their Zilkha Black® Pellet, the first commercially available advanced pellet in [...]

7 08, 2014

Pattern Acquires 200 MW Wind Project In Texas; Walmart To Buy Power

By | 2014-08-07T16:22:39+00:00 August 7th, 2014|News|

Pattern Acquires 200 MW Wind Project In Texas; Walmart To Buy Power August 7th, 2014 | Posted on www.nawindpower.com Pattern Development has acquired the 200 MW Logan's Gap wind project, located in Comanche County, Texas, from Pioneer Green Energy. As the developer of the project, Pioneer began work of a significant nature in 2013 and [...]