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California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News
Reuters – The sun is shown as it rises between power transmission lines
California announced country's most aggressive state plan on energy efficiency, with over $3.1 billion earmarked to retrofits and programs that will result in energy savings
Date: 09/25/2009
Type: News
The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Baltimore Gas & Electric's amended smart grid proposal, so the company will get to keep its $200 million DOE grant for its innovative program.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Ausra sells planned CA solar farm to First Solar, resulting in the cancellation of Ausra’s contract to provide 177 megawatts to PG&E- a setback in the utility’s efforts to meet state-mandated renewable-energy targets.
Date: 11/05/2009
Type: News
One of Maine’s top wildlife advocacy groups says there’s plenty of room in the state to accommodate animal habitat and wind energy development.
Date: 12/05/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
Tags: energy, Maine
A New Mexico electric utility is the second major utility to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with Pacific Gas and Electric, due to the Chamber's hard-line stance against climate change regulation.
Date: 09/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
Check out these charts and stats showing how energy efficiency has positively impacted almost every aspect of our lives and the US economy.
Date: 10/08/2013
Type: Article
A recent survey showed that many Americans do not know what drives their home energy bills or what it takes to cut it. Even with more efficient appliances American homes are consuming more energy every year.
Date: 11/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
The Obama Administration is moving forward with limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants by enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation's power companies.
Date: 09/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities

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