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Electricity From All Renewable Source Increases; That From Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Drops

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FOR THE FIRST 11 MONTHS OF 2017, ELECTRICITY FROM ALL RENEWABLE SOURCES INCREASED BY 14.3%

WHILE THAT FROM COAL, GAS, OIL, AND NUCLEAR POWER EACH EXPERIENCED DECLINE

Washington DC […]

NEWS BRIEF: 1st 10 Months ’17 – US Renewable Electricity Grows 14.6% as Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Fall.

FIRST TEN MONTHS OF 2017:

SOLAR TOPS 2% & WIND EXCEEDS 6% OF U.S. ELECTRICITY GENERATION

ALL RENEWABLES GROW

WHILE FOSSIL FUELS & NUCLEAR POWER ALL DECLINE

reposted from The SUN DAY Campaign

Washington DC – According to the latest issue of the U.S. […]

What the End of Oil Looks Like

Tesla charging station with a rooftop solar collector. This station is located in Tejon Ranch, California. Photo:Wikimedia Commons.

By Randy Bryant

I was driving around town a month ago (windows still open) with a noisy truck on one side and a motorcycle on the other. So my mind wandered again to thoughts […]

ACEEE Report: New data, same results

Saving Energy is Cheaper Than Making It

*Notes: Energy efficiency data represent the results of this analysis for utility program costs (range of four-year averages for 2009-2012); supply costs are from Lazard 2013.

By Annie Gilleo, Senior Manager, State Policy, ACEEE

Keeping the lights on for customers is every electric utility’s top priority. To […]

U.S. Renewable Electricity Grows 14.7%

as Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Fall

For first three-quarters of 2017, Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data show:

Renewable electrical production up 14.7% Biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind energy all increase Coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear power all decrease Renewables provide 17.8% of total U.S. generation as solar reaches 2% and wind is 6%

According […]

Omaha Saving $ by Switching From Nukes to Wind

Fort Calhoun nuclear plant, during a flood in 2011 (US Army Corps of Engineers photo)

By George Harvey

On August 26, 2016, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) announced that it would close the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant, which had a rated output of 476 megawatts (MW). It had been in […]

Removing barriers to expanding renewable-energy generation in Vermont

Please note: This article has been updated. The new version is at

www.greenenergytimes.org/2017/12/15/removing-barriers-to-expanding-renewable-energy-generation-in-vermont-2/

By Rick Wackernagel and Laura Mistretta

To avoid the worst effects of global warming, we need to transform our energy system, replacing fossil fuels used in producing electricity, heating and transportation with renewable energy. In 2011, Vermont made getting […]

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a Winner

A 134-kW rooftop solar array was inaugurated in November 2017 at the DHMC’s Heater Road facility. The 378 solar panels will offset 10% of the electrical demand of the Heater Road DHMC building. Photo courtesy of Norwich Solar Technologies.

By Thaddeus Rumple

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has been […]

1st 3Qs ’17 – US Renewable Electricity Grows 14.7% as Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Fall

FOR FIRST THREE-QUARTERS OF 2017, EIA DATA SHOW:

RENEWABLE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTION UP 14.7%

BIOMASS, GEOTHERMAL, HYDRO, SOLAR, WIND ALL INCREASE

COAL, NATURAL GAS, OIL, NUCLEAR POWER ALL DECREASE

RENEWABLES PROVIDE 17.8% OF TOTAL U.S. GENERATIONS SOLAR REACHES 2.0% AND WIND IS 6.0%

According to the […]

NY Capital Region 2017 RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR October 28

Save energy, save money, save the planet. Free event, open to public.

When: Saturday, October 28 from 10 – 4 pm

Where: The Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY

What: Over fifty vendors and organizations plus two separate workshop rooms with twenty-two topics.

Keynote speaker at noon: Judith […]