Fuels: News

  • New EIA survey collects data on production and sales of wood pellets

    During the first half of 2016, U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 3.3 million tons of wood pellets and sold 3.1 million tons, mostly to foreign markets, according to data from EIA’s newly released Densified Biomass Fuel Report.

  • DOE Launches Signature Partnership to Jump-Start Zero Energy Schools

    December 8, 2016DOE Launches Signature Partnership to Jump-Start Zero Energy Schools On December 6, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of a new partnership to jump-start zero energy schools across the country and better enable states and school districts alike to design, construct, and operate these cutting-edge, energy-saving schools.

  • Brattle Economists: Renewable Generation Investments are Quickly eclipsing RPS Mandates, facilitated by Regional Markets

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group have released a presentation today that shows the U.S. electric power industry has been investing in renewable resources well beyond states' renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and targets.  The majority of thes...

  • Duke Energy Renewables acquires Colorado Solar Project

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewables today announced the acquisition of the 13-megawatt Victory Solar Power Project in Adams County, Colo., from developer juwi Inc. "Victory is our first solar project in Colorado, where we already have an operating...

  • EIA adds population density layers to U.S. Energy Mapping System

    EIA’s U.S. Energy Mapping System and related interactive state maps now include two new layers showing population density to complement layers that already display energy infrastructure, energy resources, storm tracks, and flood hazard areas.

  • PNM Files 2018 General Rate Case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PNM Resources' (NYSE: PNM) New Mexico utility, PNM, today filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) its request for an increase in electric rates of $99 million that, if approved, would take effect January 1, 2018. The...

  • About 30% of distributed solar capacity is owned by third parties

    Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 MW or larger, totaled 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September. About 30% of that amount (3.7 GW) was owned by third-party owners. Third-party owners are private companies that provide either solar electricity or equipment to generate it to building owners or tenants, typically with little or no upfront costs.

  • AARP Urges Gov. Rauner To Veto Exelon's Nuclear Bailout Bill

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reproduced below is the full text of the letter sent today by AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo to Governor Bruce Rauner, urging him to veto Senate Bill 2814. "Illinois consumers have seen soaring increases in utility...

  • Clean Energy Milestone: 100,000th Private Solar Array Connected To SDG&E's Power Grid

    SAN DIEGO, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As of November 30, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has connected more than 100,000 private rooftop solar systems to its reliable power grid. This milestone comes as the company reports in November it connected 1,942 residential customer...

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