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4 New Bills in California Encourage Energy Storage Deployment

4 New Bills in California Encourage Energy Storage Deployment

California accelerates energy storage deployment with new legislation Energy Storage News, September 28, 2016 California state legislature and governor Jerry Brown have signed into law four key new energy bills that are set to accelerate energy storage deployment in the Golden State. Bill AB 1637 follows up on the previous victory that storage experienced with recent Self

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BuildSmart NY Project to Save SUNY Purchase $400,000 in Energy Costs

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $9.2 Million Energy Efficiency Project at Purchase College New York State Governor, August 15, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a New York Power Authority $9.2 million energy efficiency project that will save SUNY Purchase College about $400,000 in annual energy costs. The completion of this

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Las Vegas First Major City to Go 100% Renewable

Adeline Lui, AESP Strategies The City of Las Vegas will go 100 percent renewable next year and become the first major U.S. city to do so. In this exclusive interview with their Director of Planning and Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Perrigo, he reveals how the City will achieve this target. AESP: Las Vegas would be the first

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USDA Supports REAP Projects with Increased Funding

USDA to Help 821 Rural Small Businesses Boost Renewable Energy Use, Save on Energy Costs USDA, July 11, 2016 The funding is available through the  Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and will be used to make energy efficiency improvements and install renewable energy systems. “Since 2009, the Rural Energy for America Program has helped roughly 15,000

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The North America Renewables Pledge

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits It was only days ago that we were telling you about how well Europe has been handling their carbon emissions reductions. Well, North America wasn’t far behind with a headline of its own. This week at the Three Amigos Summit, the leaders of Canada, the United States, and Mexico announced

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Transforming the Way America Travels

Driving Out Pollution: How Utilities Can Accelerate the Market for Electric Vehicles NRDC, June 16, 2016 The transportation sector accounts for one-third of U.S. carbon pollution. But with the right policies, electric vehicles could transform the way America travels—while saving us money and protecting our health, environment, and economy. Currently, the electric vehicle market is

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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactors Replaced with Renewable Energy

California Goes Nuclear Free As Diablo Canyon Closes In Favor Of Renewables Cleantechnica, June 22, 2016 California, the world’s sixth largest economy, has announced it will go nuclear free as it replaces the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors with renewable energy. Californian utility PG&E announced a Joint Proposal with labor and leading environmental organizations this week that

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Offshore Wind Power Marks the Next Frontier in New York

Interior Announces Milestone for New York Offshore Commercial Wind Energy U.S. Department of the Interior, June 2, 2016 Furthering progress on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the proposed lease sale for 81,130 acres

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