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Alternative Energy

How federal tax reform could complicate prospects for renewable energy

February 15, 2017 by Utility Dive

Republican plans to upend the tax code present both benefits and pitfalls for wind and solar, financial analysts say.[read more]

Renewable energy on the rise, but WTE has stalled

February 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

Renewable energy is on the rise in the U.S., but waste-to-energy (WTE) is not part of that growth according to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy's new 2017 "factbook" produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. No new financing was reported for WTE technologies in 2016 and no new facilities were built last year.[read more]

UPS to install solar panels in 8 facilities as part of sustainability drive

February 9, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

From its original four, UPS intends to add solar power to eight more of its 2,580 facilities by the close of 2017. UPS will spend roughly $18 million to increase its solar power to five times its current output.[read more]

How California's utilities are planning the next phase of electric vehicle adoption

February 8, 2017 by Utility Dive

IOUs in the nation's largest EV market are pushing new proposals to enable electrification beyond small consumer cars.[read more]

Shape, shimmy, shed: Renewables are revamping DR's future value in California

February 3, 2017 by Utility Dive

Demand response has traditionally been a fairly simple product, but rapid changes to grid architecture and resources are driving fundamental changes. In the future, curtailing peak load as we now know it simply won't have much value.[read more]

Top 10 Northeast cities with untapped potential for solar

February 2, 2017 by Construction Dive

Real estate website Redfin has identified the 10 cities in the Northeast region of the U.S. with the most potential for solar development and found that Providence, RI, tops the list.[read more]

The Future for Renewables and Our Low Carbon Economy

January 25, 2017 by Tyler Caine

There is no shortage of news headlines about upcoming changes in the U.S. With the presidential inauguration only just behind us, we are already seeing intense shifts in policy targeting changes in the health care system, immigration reform and the renegotiation of trade deals. In this time of transition, it is important not to lose...[read more]

Report: Energy sector accounts for 31% of US construction jobs

January 20, 2017 by Construction Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy reported that energy-related projects provided more than 2 million construction jobs in 2016.[read more]

As Trump takes office, job growth is pushing GOP governors to embrace renewables

January 18, 2017 by Utility Dive

Economic development is changing the equation for wind and solar, but some say more work remains to ensure benefits are spread to all.[read more]

How Businesses Can Be Net-zero by 2050

January 17, 2017 by GBIG Insight

 Every business wants to cash in on the green trend these days. But those who are serious about the environment often do it through site-specific environmental achievements, such as net-zero buildings. However, the evolving role of green technology and ever-shifting classifications for net-zero mean that businesses have to take a...[read more]

Tesla building world's largest rooftop solar farm on $5B NV gigafactory

January 13, 2017 by Construction Dive

Tesla plans to install a 70-megawatt solar farm — the largest rooftop solar array in the world — on top of its $5 billion battery gigafactory in northern Nevada[read more]

Greens, FirstEnergy nail down settlement on efficiency program

January 12, 2017 by Utility Dive

Environmental groups in Ohio have agreed to a settlement that will move ahead FirstEnergy's new slate of efficiency programs after the utility made several revisions including striking a provision allowing it to profit from work done by other parties.[read more]