Posts Tagged ‘Bill’

Replace Your Electric Bill With A Flat-Rate, Monthly Subscription To Wind Power

If you want to support renewable energy generation, there's not a whole lot of personal recourse you can take beyond either choosing to pay a “green pricing” premium to your local utility in exchange for clean energy, or–in deregulated states–choosing to buy your energy directly from a clean-energy provider . A new startup, Inspire , […]

Bill to move Monhegan wind power project draws crowd to legislative hearing

Lawmakers heard passionate, conflicting testimony Tuesday from dozens of people on a bill aimed at moving a nationally significant wind energy test site farther from Monhegan Island. Supporters said views of two massive floating turbines would jeopardize tourism, lobster fishing, migrating birds and the sense of serenity associated with Monhegan's wild beauty. View full post […]

Wyoming bill prohibits power companies from using renewables

A group of Wyoming legislators in the state's House and Senate — all representing coal country and all avowed climate deniers — have introduced a bill that would ban Wyoming power companies from using solar or wind power by 2019, and requires non-renewable power to account for 95% of the state's power by 2018. Under […]

Massachusetts Energy Bill Emerges from Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Last Friday, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its version of the energy bill that passed the House earlier this month. Whereas the House bill would require distribution companies to procure 1,200 MW of offshore wind power by 2027 and 9,450,000 MWH of hydroelectric power by 2022, the Senate's version would require 2,000 […]

More hurdles for NC wind farm operations in Senate bill

Proposed wind farm operators in North Carolina would face additional hurdles to address public health and military training in legislation now moving through the state Senate. The bill released Wednesday and approved by the Senate environment committee also would prohibit construction or expansion of wind-energy facilities across large sections of North Carolina land where military […]

Bill Gates: World will deliver ‘clean energy breakthrough’ within 15 years

Tech billionaire predicts innovation will deliver the clean energy the world desperately needs, but only if young people, businesses, and governments step up to the plate, reports Business Green Bill Gates has predicted researchers will “discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world” within the next 15 years. In […]

Senate stands for environment with approval of renewable energy bill | Letter

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Green Energy Command Center at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Here, Theo Breitenstein, president of Emacx Systems, explains to guests how the Green Energy Command Center tracks energy production and consumption of the university’s solar panels and co-generation plant. View full post on Wind Power […]

UC joins Bill Gates’ clean energy coalition with $1-billion investment

The University of California looks to be playing a prominent role as Bill Gates and other billionaires from around the world form a new private fund that will invest in the development of large-scale carbon-free energy solutions. The fund, announced Monday in connection with the climate change talks that opened in Paris, will be staffed […]

Climate talks: Why Bill Gates expects to pledge $1 billion for ‘clean energy’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is expected to announce $1 billion, and perhaps more, in support of clean-energy technologies while in Paris for the global climate summit. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gestures as he meets with China’s Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, November 12, 2015. View full post on Wind Power News

Bill Shorten backs windfarms and pans royal commission in solo outing on Q&A

Asked if he would automatically step down if investigation into trade union corruption made adverse findings against him, Labor leader says no Bill Shorten has said he will not automatically step down as leader of the federal branch of the Labor party if the royal commission into trade union corruption makes adverse findings against him. […]