Renewable Energy Growth Trend Factors in 2019

Key Takeaways: Deloitte.com has released its 2019 Renewable Energy Industry Outlook Positive trends showing despite challenges down the road Three key trends are identified as part of the 2019 (and beyond) outlook The renewable energy growth trend in the energy sector continues despite the hurdle of new import tariffs. The costs of wind and solar Read more →

Companies Using Solar and Wind to Meet Clean Power Goals

Facebook, Amazon, and Anheuser-Busch continue to take significant steps to reach their clean energy goals. Read how these companies use solar and wind:   Facebook’s Utah Solar Project The Utah Solar Project of First Solar Inc. will deliver clean energy to Facebook’s Eagle Mountain Data Center in Utah via a power purchasing agreement with PacifiCorp’s Read more →

The Carbon Balancing Act: Defining Carbon Neutral Terms

Commitments to more renewable forms of electricity generation are made for greater sustainability, to reduce costs, and to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions, key contributors to global warming. (Annenberg Learner) Understanding Renewable Industry Terms It’s important to understand the differences between energy industry descriptors like carbon neutral, zero net carbon, carbon Read more →

More Cities & States Commit to 100% Renewables

More than 100 cities in the U.S. are leading the transition to 100% renewable energy. (Energy Manager Today Dec 2018). Communities are committing to 100% clean energy or carbon-free energy to power their municipal buildings and fleets. States mandating 100% renewable or carbon-free generation for all users include California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New Mexico. And Read more →

Balancing the Benefits and Challenges of Renewable Energy

The rapid expansion of renewables into the energy market in recent years has led to cheaper electricity for utilities, greater savings for consumers, and reduced emissions. The growth in wind output in particular has been staggering; wind capacity stood around 40 Gigawatts in the U.S. in 2010, and by late 2016 it had nearly doubled Read more →

NREL Offers Resources to Help Achieve Green Energy Goals

The Path to 100% renewable energy transition requires a tailored approach depending on the current energy system, weather, regulations, funding, population, energy use patterns, and land availability of a community, region or campus. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) offers help to local, state and tribal government and universities with specific sets of tools to Read more →

Renewable Energy Glossary

Capacity. System Load. Base load. Not your everyday household terms. However, the transition to renewables for reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly energy generation, makes it important that we understand the meaning behind power industry terms. Feel free to recommend other helpful terms on our Path to 100% social media pages. Balancing Describes the challenge utilities Read more →