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Alternative Energy

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]

NRG completes Texas carbon capture plant retrofit

January 11, 2017 by Utility Dive

Dive Brief:NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration have completed development of Petra Nova, a retrofit of an existing coal power plant that is now the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system, the Houston Business Journal reports. The Petra Nova project pipes captured carbon dioxide to an enhanced...[read more]

House Republicans target energy production rules in opening days

January 6, 2017 by Utility Dive

House Republicans plan to target Obama administration rules on methane emissions from oil and gas facilities and stream pollution from coal mining in some of their first acts of this Congress.[read more]

The Fuel Duel: How Utilizing Alternative Resources Saves Our Planet

December 29, 2016 by Hannah Whittenly

Using alternative energy is important, especially since our resources are so limited. However, there are some limitless types of energy that we ought to be using. Here, you will learn about how we can use the natural elements to run our world.[read more]

Colorado partners with Utah, Nevada to develop electric vehicle charge network

December 23, 2016 by Utility Dive

Governors from Colorado, Utah, and Nevada this week unveiled plans to link their states via an electric vehicle charging network that will span 2,000 miles across eight highways[read more]