April 8, 2016
Maryland state senators just passed a clean energy bill that increases the state's renewable energy goals to 25 percent by 2020.
A bill proposed in Minnesota could boost solar power in the state, and provide a home for birds along the way.
April 7, 2016
In the wake of a massive gas leak in southern California, state officials are predicting local power disruptions lasting for several months. One possible way to avoid the problem is to set up alternative power sources, regulators say, and that's why are they exploring the potential of solar installations.
Retailer IKEA Group plans to dramatically expand the number of countries where it will sell residential solar arrays.
New York will soon offer rebates worth as much as $2,000 for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, Autoblog Green reports.
A U.K. advertising watchdog on Wednesday dismissed a complaint filed by U.S. electric carmaker Tesla about the green claims of energy company Ecotricity, the Guardian reports.
April 6, 2016
In a major win for the Massachusetts solar industry, House and Senate leaders finally reached a deal after five months of negotiation to raise the state's net metering cap by 3 percent, PV Tech reports.
A Bank of America Corp.-run initiative to raise $10 billion for expanding clean energy and sustainable development just got eight new supporters, a combination of banks and investors.
Senate Democrats are trying to slide a renewable tax break into an aviation bill that's soon headed to a vote, E&E Publishing reports.
Northern Colorado's Heartland Biogas Project is converting millions of gallons food waste into gas.
April 5, 2016
The company SolarReserve has constructed a massive power plant in the Nevada desert that can harness heat from the sun and convert it into electricity long after the sun has set.
"This is really the first utility-size project of this type in the world," SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith said to NPR.
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world's largest solar-thermal power plant, previously fell short of production targets. Plant operator NRG Energy Inc. now says the facility is back on track to meet its production obligations to utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Hyundai Motor Group plans to launch 26 new green car models through 2020.
A new analysis shows it's more cost effective for the United Kingdom to ramp up renewable energy sources rather than build new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point.
April 4, 2016
The struggling U.S. solar company SunEdison Inc. is looking to unload up to 1 gigawatt of incomplete energy projects in India, Bloomberg News reports.
As soon as Tesla launched the highly anticipated Model 3 electric car on Thursday night, the orders started flooding in. By Saturday night, the car company had received 276,000 orders.
Hawaiian Electric recently shared its plan with Hawaii utility regulators for helping the state generate all its energy from renewable sources by 2045.
Oregon Fuels Association will no longer pursue a controversial ballot initiative to repeal or reduce the state's popular standard for clean fuels, Portland Business Journal reports.
April 1, 2016
Electric carmaker Tesla unveiled its most affordable car yet: the Model 3. The vehicle due out in 2017 is slated to have a single-charge range of 215 miles and cost $35,000 before federal tax credits.
A utility-backed constitutional amendment that seeks to keep in place Florida's existing solar energy regulation will be allowed on the state's ballot in November, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
Struggling solar provider SunEdison is being investigated by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission for its failed acquisition of Vivint Solar, according to PV Tech.
Solar installations in the United Kingdom have dropped 92 percent since February 2015, according to new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
How should utilities price distributed energy resources? A new project at MIT is tasked with finding out.
March 31, 2016
More than 500 solar projects in Massachusetts are on hold due to inaction on a bill proposing to lift the state's cap on net metering, according to a new report.
India is looking to acquire $500 million in loans to develop its solar energy resources, Reuters reports.
The Chinese government is looking into whether it should slash what some say are generous subsidies for electric buses, Bloomberg reports.
Pacific Gas & Electric's original plan to install more electric-vehicle charging stations was rejected by California regulators last September for being too expensive. After overhauling the plan, and winning approval from green groups along the way, the utility is preparing to resubmit for regulatory approval.
The Philippines recently commissioned a 135-megawatt solar project, the largest such project in Southeast Asia.
March 30, 2016
Nevada is home to the world's first hybrid power plant that combines geothermal energy with two different types of solar power.
A proposed solar bill in Maine that has the support of utilities, solar installers and green groups hit its latest roadblock this week.