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New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania. Clean Jobs America reported that nearly 3.2 million Americans work in clean energy—in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean vehicles, and other smaller … Continue reading New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

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Pakistan all set to produce over 1,000MW of clean energy through wind power alone

Pakistan is all set to produce over 1000MW of clean electricity through wind energy alone in the current year as this is going to be a major milestone achieved towards the ultimate goal of the country to secure self-reliance in the energy sector. This was stated by the Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Energy Development … Continue reading Pakistan all set to produce over 1,000MW of clean energy through wind power alone

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New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill increasing the northeastern state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, bringing it level with those of national leaders New York and California. An interim goal of 35% renewables by 2025 was also set. The bill sets in motion plans to build 2,000 MW of energy storage … Continue reading New Jersey Catches Up To NY With 50% Clean Energy Bill

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WindEurope engages EU policy leaders during Clean Energy Package negotiations in Bulgaria

This week saw a number of important events in Bulgaria around the ongoing policy negotiations on the EU energy transition. Bulgaria currently holds the Presidency of the EU Council and is presiding over the ongoing Clean Energy Package negotiations. Clean Energy Package negotiations The Clean Energy Package is a major talking point all over Europe. … Continue reading WindEurope engages EU policy leaders during Clean Energy Package negotiations in Bulgaria

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WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop in the Bundestag entitled: ‘EU Clean Energy Package: Challenges and Opportunities for the German energy transition.’ German representatives at … Continue reading WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

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Ireland outlines 4.5-GW clean energy plan

The Irish government has announced plans to build an additional 4.5 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, more than doubling the amount of clean energy currently in the system. A new Renewable Electricity Support System (RESS) will be introduced to support the initiative, as part of the national development plan for the next decade, … Continue reading Ireland outlines 4.5-GW clean energy plan

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Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

You probably already know plenty of easy ways to improve energy efficiency in your home. Turn off the light when you leave a room. Take shorter showers. That sort of thing. But you might not know there are simple things you can do today to help move America toward a clean energy future. Take a … Continue reading Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

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UAE- Clean energy on focus

Through its participation at Expo 2017 Astana, the UAE is looking to implement the benefits and lessons as it gears up for the big ‘six-month’ event in 2020. Under the theme Future Energy, the UAE pavilion displayed its key renewable energy projects to over 500,000 visitors through a series of features and activities that explored … Continue reading UAE- Clean energy on focus

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China’s Qinghai Province could become the first region in China to run entirely on clean energy by 2050

By 2050, the installed capacity of green energy in Qinghai could reach 400 million kilowatts, and its annual electricity generation could surpass 800 billion kilowatt hours, said Lu Qiang, academician with Chinese Academy of Sciences, at a high-profile green energy forum in Qinghai. “By then, it could completely remove reliance on fossil energy and run … Continue reading China’s Qinghai Province could become the first region in China to run entirely on clean energy by 2050

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U.S. use more clean energy in 2016

Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption was nearly flat.   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Department of EnergyU.S. Energy Chart 2016 The 2016 energy flow chart released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory details the … Continue reading U.S. use more clean energy in 2016

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Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted today to override Gov. Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override: “Making the Clean Energy Jobs Act law is the right decision for Maryland. Renewable energy legislation is pro-growth, pro-business, and means access to more jobs in … Continue reading Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

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Google will soon be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Google made a truly remarkable announcement today: renewable energy will power 100 percent of its global operations in 2017. But what’s most impressive about this announcement? Most of the renewable energy is wind power. Google has contracted for 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity to date – and 94 percent of that is coming … Continue reading Google will soon be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

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US Clean Energy Transition Irrevocably Underway

NRDC’s Fourth Annual Energy Report published today brings optimistic news in a moment of uncertainty in the federal government: the nationwide momentum for clean energy is undeniable and irresistible because clean energy now costs less than dirty energy. Our report, Accelerating Into a Clean Energy Future, includes extensive new evidence of the transition from climate-polluting fossil fuels to … Continue reading US Clean Energy Transition Irrevocably Underway

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Transmission pays for itself, saves consumers money

Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. However, some groups remain unaware … Continue reading Transmission pays for itself, saves consumers money

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Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

Deon Reynolds has always been a guy who enjoys the outdoors, so it makes sense that as a professional photographer, landscapes have long been his favorite subject. But a few years ago, a new opportunity presented itself that ultimately took Deon’s career in a different direction, leading to some of the most prestigious recognition he’s … Continue reading Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

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Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

The third-largest state economy in the United States will soon run obtain half of its electricity needs from renewable energy thanks to a new measure approved by the New York Public Service commission Monday. The Empire State’s new Clean Energy Standard will diversify the state’s electricity by requiring utilities and other energy suppliers to procure … Continue reading Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

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Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

The Massachusetts state legislature just passed a new law that will dramatically expand procurement of renewable energy in the state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the move: “Massachusetts lawmakers have taken transformative action to make the state’s energy supply cleaner and more reliable,” said Andrew Gohn, Eastern Region Policy Director, AWEA. “We thank … Continue reading Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

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American wind power remains on track to supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity

When Congress passed a five-year extension of the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) with bipartisan support last December, the U.S. wind industry finally had what we’ve sought for years: long-term policy certainty. This meant a business environment primed for success, and a chance for our companies to harness America’s world-class wind resources for families … Continue reading American wind power remains on track to supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity

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More companies are choosing to power their operations with renewable energy

This is the first in a two-part series that examines why companies are buying renewable energy, how they’re doing it, and what this process might look like moving forward. What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the … Continue reading More companies are choosing to power their operations with renewable energy

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The U.S. wind energy industry saw strong growth in the first half of 2016

  American wind power is as strong as it has ever been through the first half of 2016, with a near-record level of projects under construction or in the advanced stages of development. Just today, Alliant Energy announced plans to expand its Whispering Willow wind farm in Iowa, investing $1 billion to add another 500 … Continue reading The U.S. wind energy industry saw strong growth in the first half of 2016

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