Apple wins approval to sell solar energy to consumers

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grants Apple approval to sell electricity directly to consumers Apple has received approval to sell electricity directly to consumers. This electricity will be generated by a solar energy system located in California. The system generates approximately 130 megawatts of electrical power. According to Apple, the solar farm can generate enough energy to power 60,000 average homes. Apple has been seeking approval to sell electricity to consumers for a relatively short time. This approval was granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Apple may not use the…

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Apple seeks to sell excess electricity from its solar energy systems

Company has plans to sell excess energy directly to customers Apple has plans to sell surplus energy that is generated by its new headquarters in California. The company joins several others in such an initiative, with its headquarters being equipped with solar panels that aid in efforts to become more environmentally friendly. Apple has long held an interest in clean energy, going so far as to power its primary data center with hydrogen fuel cells and solar energy systems. Solar energy systems will generate power that could be sold through…

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Renewable energy sees more gains in the US

Data shows that wind and solar energy have made significant strides in early 2015 Wind and solar energy accounted for the majority of new power capacity installed in the United States January through May this year, according to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Both forms of energy have become very popular in many parts of the country, especially as the federal government begins showing more support for clean power. In May, clean energy represented the single largest increase in new capacity throughout the country. Wind and solar account…

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Renewable energy is thriving in the US

Report shows that new energy capacity in the US comes from clean power systems The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released its latest report concerning about new energy capacity in the United States. Throughout the country, new renewable energy systems are becoming active. These systems are providing the country with more electrical power and could, one day, allow the U.S. to move away from fossil-fuels. The report shows that the majority of new electrical generating capacity brought into service in the country comes from renewable energy…

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Renewable energy makes impressive growth in November

New report highlights the growth of the solar and wind sector in the US during November The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its latest Energy Infrastructure Update for November. The report showcases the advancement of energy projects throughout the country. Over the past year, these reports have shown that renewable energy has grown significantly throughout the U.S. During some months, clean energy projects managed to produce more electrical power than traditional energy systems. During November of this year, both wind and solar energy were able to outpace traditional…

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Renewable energy accounts for 40% of new energy generation in the US

Report shows that clean energy has made strong progress this year The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its new Energy Infrastructure Update report, highlighting progress being made in the country’s energy make up and the role that renewable energy is playing therein. The report shows that the amount of electrical power being produced from renewable resources is on the rise. The clean power sector has seen dramatic growth over the past two years and several new energy projects came online at the end of 2013 that have bolstered…

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Renewable energy wins a victory in the US

Clean energy has become more than a trend that is fashionable to support Renewable energy has become more than a fashionable trend in the U.S. Clean energy has long been a political  subject whose support has largely been hinged on popular opinion and whether or not fossil-fuels are having an actual impact on the environment. In recent years, clean energy has been less governed by opinion and has won support based on its economic and environmental prospects. In the U.S., this means that more clean energy installations are emerging throughout…

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Renewable energy makes up the majority of new power generation in the US

New report highlights the growth that clean energy has made over the past six months The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released its latest Energy Infrastructure Update report. The report highlights the progress that has been made in the country’s energy sector, tracking the growth of clean power projects and how much they are contributing to the overarching infrastructure. The report shows that renewable energy has made considerable progress this year thanks to the completion of several projects that had begun in 2013 and 2012.…

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Renewable energy is becoming a national security issue in the US

US continues to deal with security issues that are related to energy Energy has long been a political matter in the U.S. As the country continues to rely on fossil-fuels from other countries, energy has also become a matter of national security. The Department of Defense believes that a heavier focus on renewable energy is necessary in order to avoid potential disasters in the future. This matter is beginning to attract more attention as recent analysis from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission suggests how easy it could be for malicious…

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Renewable energy makes progress in the US

New report highlights the growth of renewable power throughout the US The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released a new report concerning the growth of renewable power throughout the country in 2013. The U.S. has been moving to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly in recent years and efforts to adopt clean power have gained momentum as the cost of fossil-fuels continues to rise. Last year saw a significant increase in the country’s renewable energy capacity as new projects that had been under development for some time came…

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Renewable energy capacity makes progress in the US

New report highlights new energy capacity A new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows that renewable energy made strong progress in the U.S. during November. Energy projects throughout the country have been finding a large amount of support recently, which has helped them thrive in a time when the demand for alternative energy sources has begun growing exponentially. Developers have been able to take advantage of favorable incentives that have helped their projects make an impact on the country’s energy plans. 100% of energy capacity in November came…

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New interconnection rules could benefit US solar energy sector

Federal agency announces new rule concerning solar power The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has introduced a new rule that seeks to reduce the costs associated with connecting solar energy projects into the country’s existing energy grid, as well as expediting this process. This new rule has won the endorsement of the Solar Energy Industries Association, which suggests that it will have significant benefits for the solar sector over the coming years. Solar interconnection has become a relatively important issue as solar energy garners more attention as an alternative to…

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Solar energy hits major milestone in the US

Solar Energy Big Year

Solar energy sets a new record in March March signifies a monumental occasion in the U.S. in terms of renewable energy. The country has been showing more support for various forms of renewable energy, backed by growing concerns over climate change, national security, and energy availability. Solar energy, in particular, has become one of the major focuses of the U.S. government, as far as clean power in concerned. In March of this year, solar energy helped the U.S. reach a significant milestone in its support of renewable energy. Report shows…

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New renewable energy systems boost power generation in the US

Renewable Energy Investment

Report highlights growth of renewable energy in January 2012 The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released a new report highlighting the new, in-service energy generating capacity that came online in January 2012. The data represents a significant increase in the generation of electrical power for the U.S. and the country’s use of renewable energy. According to the report, a large amount of new energy capacity was installed throughout the country in January last year, accounting for strong progress being made in the renewable energy sector.…

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes regulatory reforms

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Solar Energy

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission takes steps to improve solar energy industry The U.S. solar energy industry may have just received some good news from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The federal agency has released a new set of regulatory reforms that are meant to streamline the country’s energy grid and help it become more accommodating to mid-sized solar energy systems. If these regulatory reforms are approved, they could help significantly increase the number of solar energy projects that qualify for the federal government’s “fast track” plans concerning the adoption of…

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Alternative energy makes impressive progress in 2012

U.S. Renewable Energy

US report shows the growth of alternative energy in 2012 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the U.S. has released the latest edition of its Energy Infrastructure Update report. The report highlights the state of renewable energy throughout the country, tracking the progress and growth of several forms of alternative energy. Throughout 2012, alternative energy has made major strides in the U.S., especially in the wind, natural gas, and solar sectors. The report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission helps shed some light on the growth of these forms of…

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