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2009-02-11 07:00:00

The chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said Tuesday that there is now enough congressional support to pass legislation requiring utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the energy committee's chairman, made his remarks following a hearing on draft legislation that would establish a national renewable electricity standard.  Such a standard would help achieve President Barack Obama's...

2009-02-10 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott P. Jones, Executive Vice President of the Forest Landowners Association (FLA), testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources regarding the need for a broad definition of "wood" from private forestland as it should be included in any national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). Jones said the definition is critical to help maintain family forestlands as forestlands. In making that point, he asked the...

2009-02-10 09:25:00

RPS will result in green jobs and help combat climate change WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ralph Izzo, president, chairman and CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) today called for a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in Washington, D.C. A RPS would set a minimum requirement for the percentage of electric power that comes from renewable generation. "We urgently need decisive federal action -- not a...

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2009-01-17 09:15:00

Many southern states are accelerating efforts to push utility companies towards diversifying their resources to include renewable power sources such as solar, wind and biomass.Regulators in Florida and Louisiana took action over the past week to drive utilities towards utilizing cleaner sources that generate fewer greenhouse gases, part of a so-called renewable portfolio standard (RPS).Meanwhile, legislators may consider whether to increase the state's renewable requirements or mandate more...

2008-12-23 09:00:00

DETROIT, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to purchase Michigan-based renewable energy credits that will help the utility meet state requirements for providing electricity generated from renewable resources. Earlier this year, the Michigan legislature passed a comprehensive energy reform package that included a "Renewable Portfolio Standard" which requires Michigan's electric utilities to serve 10 percent of their retail sales from...

2008-12-05 13:01:00

- Customers have option to buy all or part from renewable sources - Energy sources may include solar, wind, biomass, falling water - Program begins in January 2009 RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), has received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to offer its customers two new options to purchase renewable energy. Renewable energy can be derived from sunlight, wind, falling water, sustainable...

2008-12-03 13:48:00

Solar Energy Industries Association Announces Policy Priorities for Obama Administration, 111th Congress WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today outlined the key policies that President-elect Obama and the Congressional leadership must address to expand the use of solar energy and help put over 1 million Americans back to work by 2011. SEIA released "Solar Energy: A Blueprint for Job Creation and Economic Security," which recommends that the...

2008-12-02 14:45:00

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Basin Transmission, LLC ("GBT") is pleased to announce the release of a new report issued by Energy Strategies, LLC that identifies the significant benefits of the Southwest Intertie Project ("SWIP"). The report titled "The Southwest Intertie Project: An Assessment of Potential Benefits" concludes that the SWIP will provide significant benefits to the Northwest and Southwest regions of the U.S. and to the holders of SWIP transmission...

2008-10-15 12:00:28

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas and GreenCo Solutions, Inc., have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly pursue new alternative energy projects designed to turn swine waste into electricity. The two companies will work together to identify and support swine waste-to-energy projects in Eastern North Carolina to serve the utility's customers and those of the state's electric cooperatives. (Logo:...

2008-10-06 03:00:25

By Altman, Alex After an August 7th decision by a Sacramento Superior Court judge upheld its positions. Proposition 7, the Renewable Energy Initiative, is set for the November ballot. The initiative, which requires all California utilities to produce fifty percent of their energy from solar, wind, and other clean, renewable resources by 2025, is drawing criticism from a broad coalition including frequent rivals Southern California Edison and the Independent Energy Producers Association....


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