Power-Gen International Shows a New Focus in the Electricity Sector

At Power-Gen International, a conference for power generators, a preview of major changes to come for the future of the the U.S. electricity sector was shown. Keynote speakers showed contrasting … Continue reading “Power-Gen International Shows a New Focus in the Electricity Sector”


Google Nearly Doubles its Investment in Renewables

Google recently announced its agreement to purchase significantly more wind and solar power, nearly doubling its investment in renewable energy. The company will purchase 842 MW of wind and solar … Continue reading “Google Nearly Doubles its Investment in Renewables”


Four Key Trends Expected in the Solar Power Industry

Four key topics were discussed a few weeks ago at the solar industry’s largest event, Solar Power International. These four themes are expected to be trends for the industry throughout … Continue reading “Four Key Trends Expected in the Solar Power Industry”


Renewables Account for Over 60% of New Generation in 2015

For the first three quarters of 2015, renewables accounted for 60.2% of the new U.S. electricity generation capacity, according to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC). The cumulative installed capacity … Continue reading “Renewables Account for Over 60% of New Generation in 2015”


The future of US power costs is uncertain

As new rules emerge and changes are made by the U.S. government regarding governing of carbon emissions, the coal industry and coal producing states both have conflicting opinions with the … Continue reading “The future of US power costs is uncertain”


Facebook’s New $500 Million Data Center Will Be Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Facebook announced today that it will be building a massive new data center in Fort Worth, Texas that will be powered 100% by wind power. By 2018, the social media … Continue reading “Facebook’s New $500 Million Data Center Will Be Powered by 100% Wind Energy”


Three trends that get the grid to 70% renewables by mid-century

Electricity system operators have contemplated how to respond to the challenge of the ever-growing renewables sector, but finally – change is imminent. Utility system operators are now looking to solar … Continue reading “Three trends that get the grid to 70% renewables by mid-century”


Google Backs Utah’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Google and Norwegian power company Scatec Solar have teamed up to build Utah’s largest solar power plant, making this project Google’s eighteenth renewable energy investment. Google and Scatec, along with … Continue reading “Google Backs Utah’s Largest Solar Power Plant”

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