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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...

2009-04-20 14:33:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A market assessment of the New York Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) has just been released by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Summit Blue Consulting, a leading provider of utility and energy consulting services, worked with NYSERDA to assess the current state of the market for renewable energy in New York and how the program has influenced or been influenced by market conditions since its inception in 2004....

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2009-04-04 14:10:00

Industry officials said on Friday that the push to boost U.S. electric generation from wind and other renewable energy sources is forcing U.S. lawmakers to address the contentious issue of whether states or the federal government should have final authority to site new power lines.Head of the American Wind Energy Association, Denise Bode, said national oversight of transmission development is critical to exploit the country's abundant wind energy resources.Thousands of miles of new...


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