Faced with a “chicken-and-egg” scenario of electric car adoption, a Kansas City utility has invested heavily in a public charging network. So far, it seems to be paying off.
Minnesota sees a tidal wave of interest in community solar — “It’s bigger than anyone ever anticipated, and bigger things are coming,” said Ellen Anderson, director of the University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab.
“Smart policies and a focus on industrial clusters can allow states to become hubs of innovation and job creation,” according to a report issued this week.
Inconsistency in state and local zoning for commercial wind farms has created a patchwork of laws and regulations that could hinder the industry’s growth even in wind-rich states, according to a newly released analysis.
Matt Neumann is making his energy pitch as president of the Wisconsin Solar Energy Industries Association and as the co-owner of a solar installation business that he runs with his father.
Energy giant Exelon Corp. announced this week that it avoided 18 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2013.
The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based libertarian group, is raising its rhetoric a notch by claiming that rising greenhouse gas levels will actually help the world more than harm it.
Minnesota’s second-largest electric power supplier has proposed an approach to complying with U.S. EPA’s upcoming rule: Set a regional target for carbon dioxide emissions cuts and charge all electric generators per ton of carbon.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory says permitting, fees, and other “soft costs” now account for well over half of all spending on U.S. solar projects, with the greatest proportion coming for residential systems
If the United States’ renewable fuel standard (RFS) is lowered, Abengoa Energy is likely to send its planned biofuels refineries to Europe or Brazil, said CEO Javier Garoz Neira.