A good start to the new year: renewables account for 100% of new electric capacity in US

Source: FERC

The US has done it again.

Last month, 100% of new electric generating capacity in the US was renewable, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The bulk of that – 77.8% – comes from newly installed wind capacity, with an additional 21.7% from solar and 0.5% from biomass. Compare these numbers with those from the same month a year prior, when renewable energy sources accounted for just 24.5% of newly installed capacity. [Read more →]

February 20, 2013   Comments Off on A good start to the new year: renewables account for 100% of new electric capacity in US

Ice cream is helping power Cleveland

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Ice cream will be more than just a tasty treat in Cleveland this August. Leftover ice cream mix from Cleveland-based Pierre’s Ice Cream is now one of the fuels going into Cleveland’s new biomass anaerobic digestion power facility. Collinwood BioEnergy, like other biomass processing plants, produces renewable energy through digesting organic matter and producing biogas which is in turn converted into electricity. It is one of eleven projects that won federal stimulus funding under an Ohio state programme to turn municipal waste into energy. [Read more →]

August 13, 2012   2 Comments

Outcome of World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver

I was invited to speak in Denver, Colorado last week on the topic of “FIT for Future – How a Feed in Tariff (FIT) and SDRs Can Boost the Renewable Energy Sector” at the World Renewable Energy Forum 2012. The annual conference, convened by the World Renewable Energy Council, American Solar Energy Society, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory drew special focus on the renewable energy (RE) development in the US and provided insights into the dynamics of US policy and the renewable energy environment there. [Read more →]

May 21, 2012   Comments Off on Outcome of World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver