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New US record for RE consumption
21 October, 2020
In 2019, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for...
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PG&E cuts power to avoid possibility of wildfires
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by California’s largest power utility cut power to hundreds of thousands of its customers in early October to reduce the risk of wildfires.

PG&E to escape prosecution for 2017 wildfires
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Pacific Gas & Electric Co will not face criminal charges for power line equipment failures that triggered a series of wildfires in 2017, prosecutors in California have announced.

California's Clean Energy bill “a major step forward”
Friday, September 14, 2018 by On 10 September, governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, a bill intended to move California to 60 % renewable energy by 2030 and 100 % clean energy by 2045

New York signs agreements on renewables
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The US state of New York has signed agreements for the construction of 26 renewable energy projects with a total combined capacity of 1383 MW.

Arizona pushes ambitious energy plan
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by The US state of Arizona has proposed implementing a target of 3000 MW of energy storage as part of an ambitious energy modernisation plan.

Trump team hints at energy department witch-hunt
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Advisers to US president-elect Donald Trump are reported to be developing plans to reshape Energy Department programmes, and attempting to identify staff that had any part in...

Trump picks climate change denier to lead EPA
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by US president-elect Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Hawaii sets 100 per cent renewable target
Monday, May 18, 2015 by Hawaii could become the first US state to set a 100 per cent renewable energy portfolio standard after its legislature passed a bill in May.

US capacity additions on downward trend
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by In the coming decades, additions to US electricity generation capacity are predicted by the USA's Energy Information Administration to be lower than in the recent past

Canada's Shepard Energy Centre commissioned
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Enmax Corporation and Capital Power Corporation say that the Shepard Energy Centre - Alberta's largest natural gas-fuelled power generating facility - is fully operational.

US 'heading for energy independence'
Friday, November 07, 2014 by High levels of energy production and falling energy demand will help the USA achieve energy independence by 2025, according to analysis by Wood Mackenzie.

Californian utilities directed to replace SONGS output
Monday, March 17, 2014 by The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has directed Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to procure between 1000 MW and 1500 MW of new...

139 MW Campo Verde solar under way
Thursday, January 17, 2013 by First Solar Inc. has started construction of the 139 MW Campo Verde Solar Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, California.

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