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ACEEE Report: New data, same results

Saving Energy is Cheaper Than Making It

*Notes: Energy efficiency data represent the results of this analysis for utility program costs (range of four-year averages for 2009-2012); supply costs are from Lazard 2013.

By Annie Gilleo, Senior Manager, State Policy, ACEEE

Keeping the lights on for customers is every electric utility’s top priority. To […]

U.S. Renewable Electricity Grows 14.7%

as Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Fall

For first three-quarters of 2017, Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data show:

Renewable electrical production up 14.7% Biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind energy all increase Coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear power all decrease Renewables provide 17.8% of total U.S. generation as solar reaches 2% and wind is 6%

According […]

Omaha Saving $ by Switching From Nukes to Wind

Fort Calhoun nuclear plant, during a flood in 2011 (US Army Corps of Engineers photo)

By George Harvey

On August 26, 2016, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) announced that it would close the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant, which had a rated output of 476 megawatts (MW). It had been in […]

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a Winner

A 134-kW rooftop solar array was inaugurated in November 2017 at the DHMC’s Heater Road facility. The 378 solar panels will offset 10% of the electrical demand of the Heater Road DHMC building. Photo courtesy of Norwich Solar Technologies.

By Thaddeus Rumple

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has been […]

1st 3Qs ’17 – US Renewable Electricity Grows 14.7% as Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Fall

FOR FIRST THREE-QUARTERS OF 2017, EIA DATA SHOW:

RENEWABLE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTION UP 14.7%

BIOMASS, GEOTHERMAL, HYDRO, SOLAR, WIND ALL INCREASE

COAL, NATURAL GAS, OIL, NUCLEAR POWER ALL DECREASE

RENEWABLES PROVIDE 17.8% OF TOTAL U.S. GENERATIONS SOLAR REACHES 2.0% AND WIND IS 6.0%

According to the […]

Renewable Heat Now Rally Dec 6 and Petitions to Sign

Renewable Heat Now is a campaign organized by Alliance for a Green Economy, New Yorkers for Clean Power, NY-GEO, HeatSmart Tompkins, Sane Energy Project, and Frack Action. The organizations are working together to accelerate the adoption of ground-source (geothermal) and air-source heat pumps in New York State to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used […]

10 reasons why 100% clean energy is possible in your community

We’re getting closer. With another unanimous vote in Breckenridge, Colorado last night, we’re now just one commitment shy of 50 U.S. cities that have committed to powering their communities with 100% clean and renewable energy.

Yesterday, the Sierra Club’s Ready For 100 Campaign released a new report showcasing ten of the 49 U.S. […]

More on Joseph Mangum in Puerto Rico

The forests around Utuado, Puerto Rico, were largely destroyed by the storm. US Department of Agriculture Photo, Master Sgt. Joshua DeMotts | 1st Combat Camera Squadron

By George Harvey

I last posted on the Green Energy Times website about the work Joseph Mangum was doing in Puerto Rico in “Joseph’s First Two […]

NY Capital Region 2017 RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR October 28

Save energy, save money, save the planet. Free event, open to public.

When: Saturday, October 28 from 10 – 4 pm

Where: The Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY

What: Over fifty vendors and organizations plus two separate workshop rooms with twenty-two topics.

Keynote speaker at noon: Judith […]

Capital Region 2017 RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR : Free Event

Save energy, save money, save the planet. Free event, open to the public.

When: Saturday, October 28 from 10 – 4 pm

Where: The Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY

What: Over fifty vendors and organizations plus two separate workshop rooms with […]