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June 28 Green Energy News

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NAVYA ARMA, the French maker of autonomous shuttles, announced that its first assembly plant outside Europe will be in Michigan. The state has already publicly backed autonomous vehicles on its roads with Governor Rick Snyder, who signed driverless vehicles legislation to be tested in the state, seeking to make it a global leader. […]

June 27 Green Energy News

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A massive expansion of Nectar Farms in the Australian state of Victoria will be powered by wind energy with battery storage. The $430 million (A$565 million) project will use the latest hydroponic glasshouse and plant technology. Nectar Farms is now looking to start work on Stage 2 of their expansion plans, which will […]

NHSEA on NH PUC Net Metering Decision

NHSEA Pleased with PUC Order on the Future of Net Metering The NH Sustainable Energy Association (NHSEA) is pleased with the result issued on Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Public Utilities Commission’s final Order 26-029 in Net Metering Docket 16-576. NHSEA worked tirelessly in this proceeding with its members, experts (NHSEA’s experts included Primmer […]

Vermont Governor announces plan to establish Climate Change Commission

By Rick Wackernagel*

On Tuesday, June 20, at a press conference in Burlington, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced his intention to establish a Vermont Climate Change Commission. In making the announcement, Scott noted Vermont’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and his administration’s commitment to meeting Vermont’s goals for reducing emissions […]

NH solar: PUC lifts net metering limits

Utility regulators have issued a long-awaited order with significant implications for the growing solar industry in New Hampshire and financial rewards for property owners who install solar panels.

The order lifts all existing limits on so-called net metering, the process by which people who own solar panels sell their surplus electricity back into the grid […]

June 26 Green Energy News

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New York lawmakers unanimously passed a measure requiring the state’s Public Service Commission to set targets to increase the adoption of energy storage in the state through 2030. The new law requires the commission to work with the New York State Energy and Research Development Agency and the Long Island Power Authority. [RTO […]

June 25 Green Energy News

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With the installation of more solar gardens, a continued commitment to energy-efficiency, and fruitful negotiations with Xcel Energy, Breckenridge, Colorado, could draw all of its electricity, public and private, from renewable resources as early as 2035, according to a new plan to be presented to the town council. [Summit Daily News]

Breckenridge […]

June 24 Green Energy News

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Portland General Electric, rocked by deep opposition to new fossil-fuel infrastructure earlier this year, is now embracing the public as an ally as it pushes for more renewables. The utility said a big new investment in renewables reflects in part local reaction to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. [Portland […]

June 23 Green Energy News

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“Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisers agree on a carbon tax” • What do ExxonMobil, Stephen Hawking, the Nature Conservancy, and a number of former conservative cabinet members have in common? All are founding members of the Climate Leadership Council, which proposed a revenue-neutral carbon tax policy. [The Guardian]

Stephen Hawking […]

June 22 Green Energy News

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Weeks after its mayor joined hundreds of other mayors across the country denouncing the White House’s move to reject the Paris climate accord, Philadelphia announced it is committing to using 100% clean energy by 2035. Currently, energy used by buildings and industry in Philadelphia accounts for 79% of its carbon pollution. [Curbed Philly] […]