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Renewable Energy

November 30, 2019, 1pm PST
The quality of life or residents might be the best way to measure the benefits of green building programs, according to the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Smart Cities Dive
November 12, 2019, 10am PST
The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.
Politico
November 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Ohio Power Siting Board through a wrench in plans for a solar project in southern Ohio, raising questions about the viability of renewable energy in the state.
The Columbus Dispatch
November 1, 2019, 8am PDT
The cheap price of solar and wind energy have corporations "falling all over themselves" to embrace renewable, according to this article. Target and Wal-Mart lead the green arms race.
The New York Times
October 25, 2019, 11am PDT
One issue has solidly bipartisan support at the local level: tax credits for investments that build new solar power capacity.
Smart Cities Dive
October 13, 2019, 7am PDT
"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Fears of a US trade war and a slowing economy have translated into fewer subsidies for solar and wind energy in China.
Yale Environment 360
September 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A new program that will incentivize scooter "juicers," the people who collect and charge electric scooters for a fee, to switch to green energy.
CityLab
September 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Excessive heat will impact the desert city in the coming years, and major steps need to be taken now to change its course.
The Guardian
September 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
Vistra Energy is closing coal power plants in Illinois, each of which employs between 60 to 90 workers.
NBC
September 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Under a proposed 25-year solar contact, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would pay record-cheap prices for 400 megawatts of power. But the utility declined to approve the deal after a utility workers' union raised concerns.
The Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city will evaluate all buildings over 50,000 square feet and make the energy performance ratings and information easily accessible.
Smart Cities Dive
August 28, 2019, 11am PDT
Offshore wind plants with huge turbines are generating tremendous quantities of power. Farms in China, the Netherlands, and the U.K. currently produce between 400-600 megawatts of electricity.
Green Tech Media
August 28, 2019, 5am PDT
The Danish capital has an ambitious goal to be the world’s greenest and most bike-friendly city, and it is taking big steps to make that happen soon.
Fast Company
August 24, 2019, 7am PDT
Technological improvements and market demand have buoyed the sector against the Trump adminsitration’s attacks.
Utility Dive
August 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
PSEG, the largest and oldest power company in New Jersey, pledges to completely eliminate its carbon emissions by 2050.
CNN
July 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Environmentalists in California are upset that Los Angeles will build a new 840-megawatt natural gas plant to replace a 1,800-megawatt coal plant. The coal plant has been crucial to the economic development of Millard County, Utah.
Los Angeles Times
July 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Tesla’s fancy cars generate much of the company’s revenue, while its solar energy products are decidedly less flashy.
The Verge
June 26, 2019, 6am PDT
There are still approvals necessary to get to the finish line, but the Ocean Wind offshore wind project took a big step forward late last week.
NJ.com
June 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
To switch to fully electric bus fleets, transit agencies can invest in batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Both have their advantages.
Governing