Apple, Google among Green Power Leadership

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the recipients of its annual Green Power Leadership Awards for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 19 Green Power Partners…

Renewable energy reshaping utilities

Solar energy, particularly distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation, drives more full-time utility employment than any other renewable generating resource, according to research conducted by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and ScottMadden Inc., which looked at…

Hawaii’s utilities plan for 67% renewables by 2030

Hawaii’s utilities have submitted detailed plans to regulators on how they will meet customer demands for more renewables at lower power prices were. The new Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) and Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan…

Examining reliability impact of renewables

As directed by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) must conduct periodic assessments of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system (BPS). To that end, NERC…