Momentum is building for shared renewable energy in California. Late last week the two bills we’ve been following there, SB 43 and AB 1014, passed with strong margins in their chambers of origin — marking the first time this legislation has moved beyond committee to pass in either…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/california-shared-renewable-energy-bills-gain-momentum-both-senator-alex-padilla-and-several-utilities/ California, customers, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Environment, environmental, especially renters, Hydropower, News, Politics & Legislation, Renewables, renewables energy supply, shared renewables, Utilities, worldwide renewables energy
A just-proposed California law would do away with the state’s 33 percent renewables mandate in favor of a coherently procured greentech future. The plan is backed by renewables advocates and approved by grid operator leadership.
Assembly Bill 177 (AB 177), authored by Assemblyman V. Manuel…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/what-happens-when-california-meets-33-percent-renewables-mandate/ California, California Public Utilities Commission [CPUC], ceiling on renewables, Electricity Grid, Energy Commission, energy efficiency, energy efficiency (EE), Environmental Policy, Finance, News, Politics & Legislation, renewable energy, Renewable Technologies (CEERT), Renewables, Sustainability, Utilities
SolarCity, one of the key companies that made solar power more attractive to its potential customers via solar panel leasing (so they won’t have to put the full cost of a solar installation up front), is now offering a policy that enables home builders to install solar panels without paying up…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/solar-city-offers-zero-down-financing-for-home-builders-enables-home-builders-to-install-solar-panels/ (NAHB), (PCBC), Arizona, California, Colorado, commercial buildings, enables home builders, install solar panels, Maryland, National Association of Home Builders, New Jersey, Oregon, Pacific Coast Builders Conference, Solar City Offers, solarcity.com, Zero-Down Financing solar panel
The latest NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Markets Quarterly has forecast growing US demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels throughout the rest of 2013 towards another record high of 4.3 GW, a near-20% increase over 2012 levels.
Such demand has brought US contribution to the global market to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/us-solar-pv-demand-to-grow-20-in-2013-to-4-3-gw-forecast-growing-us-demand-for-solar-photovoltaic-pv-panels/ Arizona, California, hawaii, Massachusetts, n Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, new mexico, New York, North America PV Markets, North America PV Markets Quarterly, North Carolina, NPD Solarbuzz, Ohio, solar photovoltaic (PV) panel, Texas
One Block Off the Grid (1BOG), whose business model once was pooling communities together to buy into solar energy GroupOn-style, has embarked on a new strategy that shifts to a one-stop online shopping service matching residential solar customers with the solar project that makes the most sense…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/one-block-off-the-grid-1bog-takes-on-residential-solar-with-online-brokering-service/ 1BOG, Arizona, California, Colorado (greater Denver), Connecticut, Delaware, hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Long Island, One Block Off the Grid, Online Brokering Service, Oregon, Philadelphia, residential solar, Residential Solar Service online, solar energy for residential customers, Texas (Dallas), Washington DC
The Wall Street Journal has an incisive editorial this week that compares the diverging trajectories of two big, energy-rich states: Texas and California.
Texas is flush with well-paying oil and natural gas jobs, supported by shale development spurred by advances in hydraulic fracturing and…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/california-energy-rich-decision-poor-diverging-trajectories-of-two-big-energy-rich-states-texas-and-california/ California, domestic oil and gas, Energy and Economy, energy jobs, Finance, natural gas, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Shale gas, Texas and California
A Southern California wildfire that burned through 8,000 acres yesterday has marked an early and ominous start to the state’s fire season.
The fire, fueled by unusually dry conditions and 25 to 60 mph winds that usually aren’t seen until late fall, has damaged 15 homesand forced the…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/mother-nature-turned-off-the-spigot-california-wildfires-fueled-by-remarkable-dry-weather-conditions/ California, climate change, Wildfires
(Bloomberg) — Intermittent blackouts strike Cairo several hours a day, with no warning for 11 million residents. That’s exactly where FirmGreen Inc. of Newport Beach, California, wants to invest.
“For a company like ours, it’s actually a good fit,” Dena Elbayoumy, general counsel for…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/egypt-spending-20-less-on-u-s-goods-prompts-trade-trips-thats-exactly-where-firmgreen-inc-of-newport-beach-california/ California, Economic Turbulence, Egypt currency, Electronic Materials, Google Inc, Newport Beach, U.S. government’s
New Hampshire, USA – BP is getting out of the wind industry in the U.S., following its exit from solar barely a year ago, in a broader shift back to its oil and gas roots. BP spokesperson Mark Salt characterized the move as “a continuing effort to become a more focused oil and gas…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/bp-selling-us-wind-unit-pares-renewable-energy-interests-to-fuels-oil-and-gas-company-and-re-position-the-company-for-sustainable-growth-into-the-future/