Tagged Sustainable

South Carolina PSC rejects Dominion solar plan, preserves net metering

By Kelsey Misbrener Last week, South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Tom Ervin motioned to accept a proposal that included several suggestions from the various non-utility parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCEA), regarding successor net metering tariffs. Dominion’s original proposal was prohibitively expensive for solar customers. It would…

IEA to construct 200-MW Plymouth Wind Energy Center in Iowa

By WPED Staff Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has been awarded the contract for construction of the Plymouth Wind Energy Center, valued at approximately $50 million. Invenergy, a global developer, owner, and operator of sustainable energy solutions, awarded this project to IEA Constructors, a subsidiary of IEA that manages utility-scale renewable energy and heavy civil infrastructure…

Duke combines renewables and REC Solar brands under new Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions name

By Kelly Pickerel Duke Energy announced the launch of Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a new commercial brand that unifies products and services offered by several Duke Energy subsidiaries, including Duke Energy Renewables, REC Solar and Duke Energy One, under one comprehensive brand. Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions offers customized clean energy and resilient infrastructure solutions at…

Amazon Largest Renewable Energy Buyer of Any Company

By Jane Marsh Amazon recently accomplished a major milestone in its efforts to become a sustainable, eco-friendly business. As of December 2020, the big-tech retail conglomerate became the largest renewable energy buyer of any company in the world. This accomplishment lines up with Amazon’s future goals and the urgent need to reverse the climate crisis.On…

Can Concrete Help Store Energy?

By Jane Marsh Various companies work every year to limit their environmental impact. Businesses with small carbon footprints gain higher customer attraction, reduce their utility bills, and limit their atmospheric pollution. To practice sustainable production, companies can source their energy from renewable sources.Solar and wind power sources effectively gather the planet’s energy and convert it…

Greenpenny steps up outreach campaign for solar energy financing options

By Kelly Pickerel Greenpenny, a virtual and carbon-neutral bank, has launched a campaign to build awareness around solar energy system financing and sustainable banking solutions. Although available to customers nationwide, greenpenny is using its new “Bright Light” campaign to focus on communities in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin to assist them in adopting solar energy…

Europe considers ending the plug-in hybrid era early: Are PHEVs already obsolete?

By [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein) Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Draft regulations would prevent automakers from labeling plug-in hybrids as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025, potentially discouraging investors, while… Read Full…

Build back better – with energy efficiency improvements

By Anna Skowron “Climate action does not require economic sacrifice,” wrote Rachel Kyte, then CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SEforAll) in September 2015. Many studies and cases show that climate action does indeed yield economic benefits (see the case of China). Going even a step further: if climate change proceeds unchecked, its…

Stanford’s Sustainable “Smart Campus” – What Utilities & Cities Can Learn | WE3 | Join The Movement

By Lincoln Bleveans Across the world, community by community, people are building systems and societies we need to reverse the tide of catastrophic climate change with economically prosperous and equitable community-wide and industry solutions. Join veteran of the global electric power industry, Lincoln Bleveans, Stanford Universities Executive Director of Sustainability & Energy Management, as he…

How to Increase Renewable Energy in Apartment Complexes

By Jane Marsh 21st-century renters are looking for ways to be more sustainable and eco-friendly, but urging landlords to embrace renewable energy can be challenging. Still, solar and wind power can benefit everyone. Millions of apartment complexes still rely on the grid to keep the lights on for the tenants. However, as climate change continues…

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