Largest federal wind farm, to be built in Texas, could save the government millions

2013-08-12T15:33:43+00:00

This week in the Texas Panhandle, workers will break ground on the largest federally owned wind farm in the country, geared to reduce dollars spent on energy by the millions at nearby Pantex, the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility.  On secluded land about 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, workers are responding to [...]

Largest federal wind farm, to be built in Texas, could save the government millions2013-08-12T15:33:43+00:00

Renewing Texas’ Chapter 313 School Tax Incentive is Critical to Attracting Outside Capital Investment to Texas

2012-09-13T07:30:23+00:00

Samsung is considering increasing its investment in fabrication plants in Austin by billions of dollars, but only if the Texas legislature extends the Chapter 313 school district property tax incentive. "I can't emphasize enough how critical 313 is to us," Catherine Morse said. "To get that (future) investment, we have to have 313 reauthorized." This [...]

Renewing Texas’ Chapter 313 School Tax Incentive is Critical to Attracting Outside Capital Investment to Texas2012-09-13T07:30:23+00:00

NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State

2012-07-27T15:54:03+00:00

July 26, 2012 -- A new study of renewable energy’s technical potential finds that every state in the nation has the space and resource to generate clean energy. http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2012/1948.html

NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State2012-07-27T15:54:03+00:00

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect

2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, the regulatory body responsible for implementing the permitting regime related to wetlands and other subjects pursuant to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, has released new nationwide permits specifically intended for use in renewable energy development. The new permits went into effect on March 19, 2012. [...]

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

This morning the Department of Interior, and specifically the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, released the final version of its land-based wind energy guidelines. The voluntary guidelines are intended to address "wildlife conservation concerns at all stages" of wind development, and are the result of a five-year process that included federal and state agencies, Native [...]

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

India’s ‘Astonishing Auction’ Pushes Down Global Solar Price

2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

India has been cutting solar-power costs to a record low by pushing developers into auctions, which has been key to avoid the lowering renewable energy subsidies that have hurt the European market.   Under the program, the Indian government proposed to purchase solar power at 15,390 rupees per megawatt-hour for 25 years.  Companies then bid to [...]

India’s ‘Astonishing Auction’ Pushes Down Global Solar Price2016-11-23T15:01:54+00:00

Wind Electricity to be Fully Competitive with Natural Gas by 2016, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Over the next five years, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) expects that wind energy will be competitive with natural gas.  Research showed that the cost of wind-generated electricity has fallen 14% for every doubling of installation capacity.   Continued performance improvements and cost reductions, combined with better materials and manufacturing, larger turbines and more experience in [...]

Wind Electricity to be Fully Competitive with Natural Gas by 2016, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Energy Storage Sector Leads U.S. VC Investment

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech companies increased to $1.1 Billion in the 3rd quarter.  The reason for this continued growth is due to confidence in cleantech industries, despite the challenging investment market.   The U.S. saw significant commitments in energy storage, reflecting the growing focus on managing energy mix.  California, Pennsylvania and Oregon saw investments [...]

Energy Storage Sector Leads U.S. VC Investment2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Blumenauer proposes renewable energy tax credit extension

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, from Oregon, introduced a bill extending the federal renewable energy production tax credit until 2016.  This bill, called "American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension," will effect production of wind power, geothermal energy, and hydropower.   Many believe the original tax credit gave the renewable energy industry much of its momentum over [...]

Blumenauer proposes renewable energy tax credit extension2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00