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SUN DAY Campaign: Renewables Hit New Record!

Provide More Than One-Quarter Of U.S. Electricity

Washington DC – Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

In May […]

Connected Communities: A Multi-Building Energy Management Approach

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Hear from experts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Rocky Mountain Institute about the results of their recent study on connected communities. The white paper—Connected Communities: A Multi-Building Energy Management Approach—explores factors that influence the development […]

2040 Film: Free Virtual Screening: Tuesday Aug 18th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Monadnock Food Co-op and Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) will co-host a virtual screening of the documentary film 2040. This film explores what 2040 could look like if nations embraced solutions like regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and climate justice. The film asks viewers to explore “What’s Your 2040?”

The film starts at 6:30 p.m. and […]

Virtual SolarFest – Free Registration

Time for some SolarFest fun!Sat. July 25 & Sun. July 26 The need for SolarFest has never been greater— that’s why we’re doing it for FREE —

Be part of the best workshops — live via Zoom:

Perennial Favorite: Renewables 101: Solar & Storage (Bill & Danielle Laberge) Multi-state experts: Is now the […]

More Power Is Coming from Renewables Than from Coal

Wind turbine and coal smoke stack. Roland Peschetz, Wikimedia Commons. https://bit.ly/coal-vs-wind.

George Harvey

In the first quarter of 2020, renewable power sources produced more electricity than coal in the United States, according to information from the Energy Information Administration. Given that winter is one of coal-fired power’s most productive times, this is […]

VT Renewables Set New Records in New England & US

Helping Economy & Climate

Montpelier, VT – New data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows renewable energy use exceeded coal for the first time since 1885. Vermont and New England mirror the national trend toward increased reliance on renewable electricity. Across New England, tens of thousands of consumers have been inspired to adopt […]

RPCS and Indiana Municipal Power Agency Partnership

To Complete Over 85 MW of Solar Tracker Projects

RP Construction Services, Inc. and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency have partnered on a number of solar arrays in Indiana. The project pictured is in Tell City. Its panels are mounted on DuraTrack HZ V3 single-axis solar trackers. IMPA Courtesy image.

(MONTEREY, Calif.) JUNE […]

Renewable Energy Provides All New US Generating Capacity in April – Forecast to Add Almost 50x More Than Coal, Oil, Gas & Nuclear Over Next Three Years

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN

LATEST FERC DATA SHOW RENEWABLES ARE SOLE SOURCE OF NEW U.S. GENERATING CAPACITY IN APRIL

RENEWABLES ARE 56.3% OF NEW CAPACITY IN 1ST THIRD OF 2020

OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS, RENEWABLES WILL ADD OVER 53,000-MW OF NEW CAPACITY

WIND AND SOLAR WILL EACH PROVIDE […]

Critique of Planet of the Humans

We think this may be the best critique of Planet of the Humans we have see so far.

Thanks to Steven Strong for suggesting it.

Renewable Energy VT News: NERA & FERC

In April, a shadow group calling themselves the New England Ratepayer’s Association (NERA) filed a petition with FERC to eliminate state renewable energy policy and net metering as we know it. If you have not been following the case closely, see this overview factsheet from our friends at Vote Solar. In brief, NERA’s filing argues […]