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2014-03-21 12:21:32

SAN ANTONIO, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), announced today that it has purchased a corn ethanol plant in Mount Vernon, Ind. from Aventine Renewable Energy-Mt. Vernon, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. The plant has an annual production capacity of 110 million gallons and uses Delta-T technology, similar to the process already in use at...

Wind Power Storage More Sustainable The Solar
2014-03-21 09:27:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The modern-day electrical grid is based on the notion of electricity on demand as generated by the burning of fossil fuels. Environmental and resource concerns have prompted a shift to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, but these energy sectors must grapple with the fact that the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. One solution is to store surplus wind or solar energy for later use and a...

2014-03-21 08:21:29

SALINAS, Calif., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Chevron Energy Solutions, the Salinas City Elementary School District will dedicate a solar energy and efficiency project that is expected to save the district almost $9 million in energy costs over its life, over $1.5 million in just its first five years of operation. Through the use of solar installations, lighting retrofits and energy efficiency improvements, the project is expected to reduce electricity costs at...

2014-03-20 23:21:31

300 GW of new solar PV to be installed in the next five years, as solar increases to 3 percent of total global power supply. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is set for rapid growth over the next five years, with up to 100 gigawatts (GW) annual deployment being targeted in 2018, according to the latest edition of the NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz report. This end-market growth is projected to increase annual PV module revenues, which are forecast to...

2014-03-20 23:01:07

Clean energy investment in Nevada has accelerated rapidly in the past five years thanks to Nevada’s widespread leadership and support for the clean energy economic sector, reaching at least $5.5 billion just since 2010, according to a new report available at cleanenergyprojectnv.org. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Clean energy investment in Nevada has accelerated rapidly in the past five years thanks to Nevada’s widespread leadership and support for the clean energy economic...

2014-03-20 12:26:22

OLD GREENWICH, Conn., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altus Power America Management, an investor and manager of solar power projects and assets, today announced the launch of a Clean Energy Land Program with Macquarie Group (Macquarie) to finance up to $100 million in solar and wind land energy projects in the US. The program is designed to bring to the market the most cost competitive capital to acquire lands and rights under solar and wind assets, while allowing the developers and...

2014-03-20 08:24:14

SAN DIEGO and VALHALLA, N.Y., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) today announced agreements to partner in five solar projects in Nevada and California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120103/LA29138LOGO The projects include Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's 250-megawatt (MW) Copper Mountain Solar 3 project near Las Vegas, and Consolidated Edison Development's CED California Holdings, LLC...

2014-03-20 08:23:52

HANFORD, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hanford City Council has approved a Chevron Energy Solutions project that is expected to save the city over $30 million in energy costs over its life, or almost $17 million after paying all expenses. The project, which includes 2.3 MW of solar generation, conversion of lighting at city buildings, parks and traffic intersections to energy-efficient LED lighting, and other energy efficiency improvements, is expected to reduce the...

2014-03-19 16:21:37

Largest Solar Power Plant Interconnected Under California RAM Program BELMONT, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services announced today that it has completed construction of a 24 MW (megawatt) DC (direct current) solar power plant located in the California Desert. The Cascade solar power plant is supplying renewable electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) through a...

2014-03-19 12:23:24

Farmers, others can start applying April 1 to sell electricity JACKSON, Mich., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is developing renewable energy supplies for the future with a new program in which it will buy electricity produced by anaerobic digesters. "Michigan residents expect us to generate power in new ways to reflect changes in technology. Our development of this pilot program will help us see how well we can develop energy from activity on our state's farms and...