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2009-08-17 14:13:00

BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) already has one of the highest percentages of total renewable energy supply of any utility in the Northwest and it is now looking to add even more to its electric generation portfolio. The company has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to owners or developers of potential projects that meet state standards for renewable energy and/or projects that meet the requirements for...

2009-07-30 10:25:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities' (NJBPU) effort to support new solar energy projects in New Jersey, Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE) and Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) are conducting a Request for Proposal (RFP) to secure Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC). "By entering into long-term agreements to purchase SRECs, we hope to provide a strong financial incentive for increased investment in...

2009-07-16 14:45:00

Cites harmful effects on American Small Business WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) today called on members of the U.S. Senate to oppose the American Clean Energy and Security Act. In a letter to key senators, Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the SBE Council, cited the negative effects the bill will have on U.S. small business owners and jobs. The full text of the letter reads as follows: The U.S. House of...

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2009-06-18 12:43:04

A comprehensive energy package that would require utilities to generate 15 percent of electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind power by 2021 received approval from a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The package would allow for utilities to meet about a quarter of their renewable requirements through energy efficiency gains. The wide-ranging legislation passed on a 15 to 8 vote by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The package would mean...

2009-06-17 14:39:00

SARASOTA, Fla., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarasota-based Elite Solar Services will rally this Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Sarasota City Commission Chambers outside City Hall to support Florida Power & Light (FPL) petition filed on March 18, 2009 with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) for a base rate adjustment to start January 1, 2010. Confused as to why a solar company would want to support and participate? Read on... Monica Kennedy of Elite Solar Services said, "There has...

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2009-05-22 14:17:21

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on Friday to oppose an amendment that would eliminate a provision requiring utility companies to use some form of renewable energy. The amendment was proposed by Republican Senator Jeff Sessions. It targeted a bill by Chairman Jeff Bingaman to require utilities to gather 15 percent of their overall energy from renewable sources by 2012. "The renewable electricity standard would put us on the track to becoming less dependent on...

2009-05-22 09:00:00

DETROIT, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison today issued a Request for Information (RFI) to identify potential partners interested in jointly developing wind energy projects with the company. The RFI is intended to gauge the interest of potential and existing wind energy developers to enter into joint agreements with Detroit Edison to build Michigan-based wind energy farms capable of producing at least 75 megawatts of power by 2011. The energy produced from such developments would help...

2009-05-21 11:47:00

Cites increased cost for consumers under an RPS mandate and carbon cap-and-trade WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EmPower Consumers today praised the public service and public utility commissioners in ten states for a joint letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House energy and Commerce Committee that called for a balance between federal energy policy and the direct impact on consumers, state economies and business. The joint letter, signed by the public service...

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2009-05-01 12:55:00

A key lawmaker stated on Thursday that the U.S. must develop policy allowing the federal government to lead the expansion of the electricity grid to meet any new renewable energy mandates, Reuters reported. Democrat Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota said at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee meeting that the production of renewable energy in this country cannot be maximized unless the transmission problem is fixed. The Obama administration has pledged to double renewable...

2009-04-28 12:01:00

Renewable generation is half of new proposed generation projects to be built VALLEY FORGE, Pa., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the debates on Capitol Hill regarding climate change and the growing interest in renewable energy, PJM Interconnection is launching a one-stop resource to better understand renewable energy resources on the PJM power grid. The Renewable Energy Dashboard at green.pjm.com illustrates a user-friendly snapshot of the amount and type of generation that currently provides...


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