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Renewable energy provides 70 percent of new generating capacity in first half of 2015

Renewable Energy Delivers 70 Percent of New Generating Capacity in First Half of 2015

According to the recently released Energy Infrastructure Update from the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), renewable energy sources accounted for 69.75 percent of new electrical generation placed into service in the first six months of 2015.* Wind provided more than half (50.64 percent) of all new capacity, or 1,969 megawatts (MW) thus far this year from 18…

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The dawn of the age of renewable energy

Renewable Energy Outpaces All Other Sources for Electrical Generation Growth in 2014

Non-Hydro Renewables Grew 11 Percent in 2014 – The latest Electric Power Monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through the end of 2014, shows renewable energy leading the pack for net electrical generation growth last year, up 10.9 percent compared to 2013. Solar power’s contribution to net generation more than doubled, up 102.8 percent. Wind generation grew…

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Solar Impulse across America

Video Friday: Solar Impulse Sets Out Across America

We recently posted about a press conference we recently attended at Moffett Field outside San Francisco, California for a close-up look at Solar Impulse, the world’s most advanced solar-powered airplane. The preparations for the Solar Impulse Across America adventure have now come to fruition and the graceful bird took off early this morning into clear Bay Area skies.  Solar Impulse will cross the…

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Renewable generating capacity in the US provides all new power for January 2013

Renewable Sources Provide All New Generating Capacity in January – Three-Fold Increase From Same Period Last Year

The latest Energy Infrastructure Update released yesterday by the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that the US had 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new in-service generating capacity come online in January of 2013 – all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass. The new capacity for January represents a three-fold increase from the 431…

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Electrical generating capacity and net output has grown significantly under the Obama administration

Electrical Generation Capacity from Renewable Sources Surges Under Obama

Electrical generation from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal has grown dramatically under the Obama administration says Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. Bossong cites two new government studies that show a near doubling of non-hydro renewable energy sources contributing to U.S. electrical generation since president Obama took office. The latest issue of the…

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Survey shows Americans think U.S. should make action on climate change a top priority

Americans Want Action on Climate Change

Editor’s note: This post originally published in Richard’s blog “The Green Market” and is republished here with his permission According to a new Yale survey, the vast majority of Americans now believe addressing global warming should be a top priority for Congress and the Obama administration. The survey indicated that 71 percent of Americans now think that tackling climate change should…

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You can build your own solar panel using step-by-step instructions

Learn How To Build Your Own Solar Panel

Going solar – build your own solar panel Solar energy is increasingly in the news these days, and many may wonder how (or if) solar power can directly benefit their homes and families. What are the real advantages of solar energy for the average homeowner? How much does it cost? Can I afford it? Can I really use solar power…

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