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Posts Tagged ‘Renewable Energy’

We Have the Power: 100% Renewable Energy for a Clean, Thriving America

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Figure ES-1: Comparison of Renewable Energy Technical Potential and Current Consumption (Data: NREL)

Our transition to a clean energy system has already begun. But, with the need to reduce the pollution that causes global warming growing more urgent every day, we need to step up the pace. To maximize the benefits of moving to 100 percent renewable energy, leaders at all levels must act to accelerate our progress. America’s energy policy should facilitate mass deployment of clean energy solutions, support research and development of new clean energy technologies, and keep much of our coal, oil and gas reserves in the ground.

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Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy in Michigan

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Figure 1. Annual Large Corporate Electricity Consumption, by State

Leading corporations nationwide have demonstrated their desire to purchase renewable energy. As of 2014, 43% of Fortune 500 companies and 60% of Fortune 100 companies have set climate and/or clean energy targets,1 and as of December 2015, 49 major corporations, representing a market cap of $15 trillion, have signed on to the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles (see appendix).

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NREL: Renewable Energy & Small Businesses

Monday, January 25th, 2016
NREL: Renewable Energy & Small Businesses

As part of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot to help advance the clean energy economy, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) is funding up to $20 million worth of vouchers to eligible small businesses. These vouchers allow businesses to access world-class researchers, facilities, and expertise at national laboratories across the country. The Wind and Water Power Program at NREL is well positioned to work for small businesses both as part of and outside of the SBV. This video, featuring Dr. Robert Thresher, presents NREL’s experience and capabilities in supporting small businesses in both the wind and water power sectors.

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Competitiveness of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in U.S. Markets

Friday, June 26th, 2015
Figure A. Actual vs. Projected U.S. Installed Solar Power Capacity

Questions have been raised about whether renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) resources can provide substantial emission reductions at reasonable cost under EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). These concerns reflect fundamental misperceptions about the performance and cost of today’s renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, rooted in outdated information and perpetuated by inaccurate official market projections. This paper shows that RE and EE are competitive resources in today’s marketplace that will not only be cost-effective mechanisms for CPP compliance but should also be expected to grow strictly on the basis of competitiveness.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, American Council On Renewable Energy

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN, ret.) is the President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). Topics include:
The Truth About Renewable Energy
Clean Energy Meets the Challenges
Energy Security Trust
Do We Really Need More Disasters?
Renewable Energy Knowledge Breeds Demand

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The Carbon Footprint of Grid Energy Storage

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Researchers are developing new batteries capable of delivering stored solar- and wind-generated electricity when sunlight and wind are in short supply. But the fossil fuel required to build these storage technologies could outweigh the environmental benefits of installing new solar and wind farms, says Stanford postdoc Charlie Barnhart of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP).

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Ann Arbor, MI: Climate Action Plan – Buildings and Energy

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

CITY OF ANN ARBOR Buildings accounted for 41 percent of the primary energy consumption in the United States (22 percent from residential buildings and 19 percent from commercial buildings) in 2010. The energy used in buildings contributes significantly to GHG emissions in the City of Ann Arbor and makes up 77 percent of the City’s […]

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Renewable Energy in the 50 States

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY User’s Guide OverviewThis report is intended to provide an executive summary on the status of renewable energy implementation at the state-level. To accomplish this objective, the report provides a two-page, high-level overview on the key developments that have shaped the renewable energy landscape in each state, including information on installed […]

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2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report

Monday, October 24th, 2011
2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report

Massachusetts has a long history of innovation. From computers and information technology to life sciences and defense, the Commonwealth has spawned numerous companies and industries focused on developing game-changing technologies that have altered the way people throughout the world live. Given this track record, the state’s world-class colleges and universities, and its vibrant venture capital community, it is not surprising that Massachusetts has been at the forefront of clean energy research and development for decades.

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Minnesota: Ridgewind Wind Farm Time Lapse

Monday, August 29th, 2011

COMMUNITY WIND DEVELOPMENT Ridgewind Wind Farm is an 11-turbine, 25-MW, community-based energy development (C-BED) project completed in December 2010 in the heart of southwestern Minnesota. Ryan worked closely with developer Project Resources Corporation (PRC), Siemens, local landowners, Frattalone Excavating, electrical subcontractor Consulting Engineering Group (CEG) and other team members to deliver this important alternative energy […]

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