An Allegheny County solar developer is challenging the state Public Utility Commission’s authority to adopt new alternative energy regulations in a complaint filed this week in Commonwealth Court. David Hommrich of Green Tree, who is representing himself in the case,
Buyer Beware. Falling costs and increasing adoption are wonderful news for clean energy, but now is not the time for celebration. A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that the costs of renewable technologies are tumbling, and with it their adoptions soaring. But despite the good news, we can’t become complacent.
HANGZHOU, China (AP) â€” Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obamaâ€™s presidency, slicing the nationâ€™s output of polluting gases
Electric cars, the hyperloop, space travel: Tesla’s Elon Musk, master of futuristic technologies,Â always has a plan. But speculation about the company’s recent $2.8 billion purchase ofÂ SolarCity,Â the green energy behemoth building a massive solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York, suggest
The Sense home energy monitor lets you understand what every appliance, light, and device in your house has to say. Be informed. Listen to your home. Track energy usage like a grocery receipt: item by item. Know where your money is going. Power is knowledge. Be more efficient than your neighbors. See which appliances use the most energy and how they stack up to other homes. Track watts like footsteps.
Itâ€™s like rooftop solar, without the rooftops. A growing number of consumers are buying into community solar farms that allow renters and apartment dwellers to access renewable energy produced on neighborhood plots that can be small enough to host a
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Â – Continuing to receive heavy funding from electric utilities, a group backing a proposed solar-energy constitutional amendment raised nearly $2.8 million from July 30 to Aug. 5, according to a newly filed finance report.
Clean energy is creating more jobs than fossil fuels and will protect the commonwealth from the worst effects of climate change. This month marks the first anniversary of the Clean Power Plan, the first major effort by a president to
The Arizona Corporation Commission on Thursday rejected a utilityâ€™sÂ requestÂ to add fees for solar customers and do away with a popular program called net metering, in which customers are paid retail rates for the electricity they add to the grid. Solar
The infrastructure that moves energy throughout the United States is called the macrogrid,Â a colossal systemÂ that provides powerÂ from 7,200Â power plants to 120 million homes and businessesÂ over 300,000Â miles of transmission lines. While these numbers may be impressive, the macrogrid is actually one