Clean Energy Alternatives News

» U.S. Energy Company Halts 1.5 GW of Solar Projects Due to Trump Tariffs
By  Yale E360 Digest
May 15, 2018

» Why the offshore wind industry is about to take off
By Matthew Lackner, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Greenwichtime.com
May 15, 2018

» State’s high court shoots down appeal against Antrim Wind; project can go forward
By Paul Cuno-Booth, Keene Sentinel Staff
May 12, 2018

» Appalachia’s struggling coal communities find hope in transition to clean energy
Solar company founder wants to prevent migration of West Virginians in need of jobs.
By Mark Hand, Think Progress
May 11, 2018

» Swedish steel boss: ‘Our pilot plant will only emit water vapour’
By Frédéric Simon, Euroactiv
May 11, 2018

» State Clean Energy Laws Make New England Grid More Resilient
Bruce Ho, National Resource Defense Council
May 09, 2018

» California Will Require Solar Power for New Homes
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
May 9, 2018

» Renewable Sources Account For Most New U.S. Power Capacity
By Robert Rapier, Contributor, Forbes Magazine
May 6, 2018

» California set to become first US state requiring solar panels on new homes
State ‘is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards’
By Josh Gabbatiss, Science Correspondent, The Independent
May 5, 2018

» U.S. Added 2,000 Wind Turbines in 2017—AI Would Add 2,200 More Today
By Ryan Blitstein, Renewable Energy World
May 4, 2018

» Solar at the crossroads: Is utility-scale, distributed or both the way to go?
Sunrun’s CEO sees a “war on solar” but others say changes can bring big opportunities
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
May 3, 2018

» Lithium-ion domination could block promising storage technologies, MIT finds
Lithium-ion batteries are the market leader in energy storage. But is the market right?
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
May 1, 2018

» Managing the Future of Energy Storage
Implications for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Madison Condon, Richard L. Revesz, Burcin Unel, Ph.D., Institute for Policy Integrity / Electricity Policy Insights
April 2018

» Unpacking All The Bad News About Renewable Energy & Energy Storage
By Tina Casey, CleanTechnica.com
April 30, 2018

» Batteries have a dirty secret
Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions.
By David Roberts, vox.com
April 27, 2018

» Using Three Approaches To Determine Whether Renewable Energy Sources Have Replaced Fossil Fuel
By António Cardoso Marques, Diogo A. Pereira & José A. Fuinhas , Science Trends
April 27, 2018

» As Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching Closely
How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question
By John Fialka, E&E News, Scientific American
April 27, 2018

» Communities team up for solar
Plan calls for network of sites that will produce 45 megawatts annually
By Paul Nelson, Times Union
April 26, 2018

» How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream
By STANLEY REED, CARSTEN SNEJBJERG and RASMUS DEGNBOL, New York Times
APRIL 23, 2018

» Agreement with Illinois’ Largest Utility Could Jump-Start Private Microgrids
By Christie Hicks, Environmental Defence Fund – published in Microgrid Knowledge
April 19, 2018

» Advocates seek more momentum for Massachusetts offshore wind
By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network
April 19, 2018

» Cost, Schmost! Energy Dept. Touts Coal-Killing Atlantic Offshore Wind
By Tina Casey, CleanTechnica.com
April 19, 2018

» VW vows to build massive electric car charging network across US
It hopes to rival Tesla in scope
By Andrew J. Hawkins, the Verge
Apr 18, 2018

» Study: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Still Boosting Northeast Economies
By Annie Ropeik, NEPR
Apr 17, 2018

» Renewable Energy Advocates To Unveil New Campaign In Portsmouth
By Annie Ropeik, NHPR
April 4, 2018

» Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York Energy Efficiency in Industrial Compressed Air Systems, 2014-2017
Berkshire Hathaway Business Wire
April 4, 2018

» Liberty Utilities Proposes Battery Program for Lebanon Homes
By Tim Camerato, Valley News Staff Writer
April 04, 2018

» Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Residents’ Access to Home Energy Information: Bill Will Support Consumer Choice and Increase Energy Efficiency
Governor’s Press Release
April 3, 2018

» Solar Plus Batteries Beat Out Natural Gas In Two US Electricity Markets
By Steve Hanley, Clean Technica 
February 15, 2018

» A Powerful Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas
By Chris Martin and Mark Chediak, Bloomberg
February 12, 2018

» Tesla’s giant battery in Australia is already eating away at ‘gas cartel’s’ profits, report says
By Fred Lambert, Electrek
February 6 2018

» One Square Mile: New Bedford’s Gamble On Offshore Wind Energy
By Avory Brookins, Rhode Island Public Radio
February 6, 2018

» Nebraska Republican seeks to hobble wind power by redefining it as not ‘renewable’. Yet Facebook is building a data center in Omaha because it can be run on 100 percent renewable wind.
by Joe Romm, Think Progress
February 5, 2018

» A better battery? MIT researchers say discovery could improve storage of energy from wind, sun
By Laney Ruckstuhl, Globe Correspondent
January 26, 2018

» 15,000+ Solar Panels: 5 Buildings & 2 Parking Lots
Sustainable UMass, UMass Amherst
2017 Recap

» Microgrid to Support US Navy’s Mission-Critical Activity in Hawaii
By Renewable Energy World Editors
December 27, 2017

» Tesla’s enormous battery in Australia, just weeks old, is already responding to outages in ‘record’ time
By Brian Fung, Washington Post
December 26, 2017

» Under Trump’s Nose, US Offshore Wind Energy “Revolution” Stirs Like A Mighty Beast
By Tina Casey, CleanTechnica.com
December 22, 2017

» NYSERDA and Hudson Solar Announce the First State-Supported Community Solar Project in Columbia County
Hudson Solar Press Release
December 20, 2017

» Rhode Island Looks to First Battery-Storage Project; Massachusetts has Funded 26 Such Projects
By Tim Faulkner, ecoRI News
December 19, 2017

» Old Massachusetts coal plant, eyed for offshore wind power tie-in, to change hands
By Mary C. Serreze, Springfield Republican / MassLive
November 23, 2017

» Tesla Battery Supply Constraints Weigh on a Young Storage Industry
By Julian Spector, Green Tech Media
November 22, 2017

» Missouri company buys Brayton Point, eyes offshore wind industry
By Eli Sherman, Providence Business News
November 21, 2017

» Tax plan may eliminate $7,500 electric car credit, sparking fears for EV sales
By Jay Ramey, AutoWeek
November 6, 2017

» Massachusetts net metering caps strand $78 million in plans
By Frank Andorka, PV Magazine
October 3, 2017

» US Solar Industry Could Be Devastated By Today’s Tariffs Ruling — May Lead To Crushing Tariffs
By Jeremy Bloom, Clean Technica
September 22, 2017 

» Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages
By Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
September 18, 2017

» Hurricanes wreak the havoc of climate change – but is a green energy solution in sight?
By Jonathan Watts, the Guardian
September 12, 2017

» What happens to solar panels in a hurricane?
By Ben Zientara, Solar Power Rocks

» Gigantic Batteries Help Grow Renewable Energy In Maine, New England
By Fred Bever, WNPR
August 30, 2017

» Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon the solution to going 100 percent renewable
By Joe Romm, Think Progress
August 24, 2017

» US grid untroubled by total eclipse despite plunge in solar output
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
August 22, 2017

» Look What Happened to California Solar Production During the Eclipse
By Sophie Caronello, Bloomberg
August 21, 2017

» Forget coal, solar will soon be cheaper than natural gas power
By Dr. Joe Romm, Think Progress
June 15, 2017

» China Turns On the World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm
By Jason Daley, Smithsonian Magazine
June 7, 2017

» Your View: With the chance to lead on wind, Massachusetts dithers
By Bradley Campbell and George Bachrach, South Coast Today
June 4, 2017

» China just switched on the world’s largest floating solar power plant
By Simon Brandon, World Economic Forum
June 2 2017

» Hail No! National Lab’s Solar Panels Survive Severe Storm
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
May 15, 2017

» Three Boston Congregations Team Up for Community Solar Project
Barr Foundation
Guest Author, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
Associate Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel AME Church

» Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy
By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
January 16, 2017

» New Study: Regional Carbon Cap-and-Trade Has Saved Lives
By Heather Goldstone, Cape and Islands.org
January 12, 2017

» Solar Power Saves Everyone Money
By Nancy Averett, Boston University
June 8, 2016

» First US offshore wind farm opens off Rhode Island’s coast with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty
Telegraph
December 13, 2016

» Made in America: First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Now Online
By Kit Kennedy, NRDC
December 12, 2016

» Holyoke leads the way towards 100 percent renewable energy
Guest commentary By Ben Hellerstein & Alex Morse, MassLive
September 1, 2016

» State and towns looking at tapping into hydropower
By David Abel, Boston Globe 
May 14, 2016

Solar Industry
Massachusetts Legislators Finally Reach Solar Deal

By Joseph Bebon
April 06, 2016

WBUR – 90.9
Legislative Negotiators Reach Deal On Solar Energy Roadmap
By MATT MURPHY
April 05, 2016

Common Wealth Magazine
100 reps break ranks on solar

Lawmakers flip-flop on net metering cuts
By Bruce Mohl
March 15,  2016

Boston Globe
Clean energy industry goes mainstream amid investments
By Jay Fitzgerald
March 12,  2016

Sutherland LNG
New Report Finds Renewable Energy Competitive to LNG for Overseas Power Generation
January 19, 2016 

MetroWest Daily News
Baker-Polito admin launches $30 million solar loan program

By Brad Avery
December 17, 2015

Utility Dive
2015: A banner year for energy storage

Energy storage hit many milestones in 2015 and reached its highest level of deployment to date
By Peter Maloney
December 15, 2015

PBS NewsHour – WGBH57
How building a better battery would change the game for renewable energy
With MILES O’BRIEN
December 15, 2015

Times Union
Nassau supervisor wants to take town off the grid
By Larry Rulison

Environmental League of Massachusetts
Time Runs Out on Solar Net Metering Legislation

November 19, 2015

Greentech Media
Even Without Subsidies, Energy Storage Is Starting to Rival Conventional Resources

By Stephen Lacey
November 18, 2015

Common Wealth Magazine
House manufactures a solar industry crisis

By Josh Craft
November 13, 2015

» Bloomberg Business
Utilities Buying Gas Pipelines Better Watch Out For Batteries
by Harry Weber
Nov. 11, 2015

Boston Globe
Interfaith group presses state lawmakers for energy reforms
By Katie Lannan
November 11, 2015

» Boston Globe.com
European Firm Pitches Huge Wind Farm of Martha’s Vineyard 
by Jay Fitzgerald
Nov. 10, 2015

» Mobile.Concordmonitor.com
Peterborough To Turn On State’s Largest Solar Power facility
by David Brooks
Nov. 6, 2015

Microgrid Knowledge.com
Green Banks To Finance Microgrid
by Elisa Wood
Nov. 2, 2015

»MASS Energy Consumers Alliance
Why I Voted Against the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Three Year Plan
posted by Larry Chretien
October 30, 2015

»MASSLIVE
Environmentalists Push Carbon Fee in Massachusetts
by Shira Schoenberg
October 27, 2015

» The Economics of Battery Storage

»Bring Me The News
Xcel Says Wind Is Now Cheaper Than Natural Gas-Plans For More Wind Farms
by Adam Uren
October 24, 2015

Eco Watch
50 Ways You Can Help Save the Earth

By Cole Mellino
October 18, 2015

»Breaking Energy
Can Smart Buildings Boost Demand Response In An Era Of Capacity Performance
Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog
October 12, 2015

»Energy Efficient Markets.com
New Report Tectonic Shift In U.S. Energy Use-Renewables Surging Coal Oil And Electricity Down 
by Ralph Cavanagh
October 9, 2015

»New York Governor’s Press Office
Governor Cuomo Announces 1366 Technologies Construct Advanced Manufacturing Facility Genesee 
October 7, 2015

»Boston Globe
Former A123 Boss Aims Beyond Electric Cars 
by Jack Newsham
October 7, 2015

» gtm
The Northeast Represents A 67.5B Market For Mid Scale Commercial Solar 
by Julia Pyper
October 5, 2015

» CNBC
Biz Opportunities in Clean Energy: Branson
Sept. 28, 2015

»RE New Economy
Moody’s Why Battery Storage Is Bad News For Coal Gas Generators 
by Giles Parkinson
September 27, 2015

Mass Live
Massachusetts, Quebec lawmakers to explore energy issues

By Shira Schoenberg
September 25, 2015

» California’s New Energy Bills Could Help Transform Energy Efficiency
by Stephen Lacey
Sept. 24, 2015

Mass Live
North Adams solar landfill now powering city buildings, streetlights, skating rink

By Mary Serreze
September 24, 2015

New Hampshire Public Radio
N.H. Business Leaders Call for Climate Action

By Sam Evans-Brown
September 23, 2015

Common Dreams
‘It Can Be Done’: New Report Details Path to 100% Renewables by 2050

ByJon Queally
September 21, 2015

MassLive
Massachusetts state senator pushes wind power after trip to Denmark

By Shira Schoenberg
September 21, 2015

Slate.com
The night they drove the price of electricity down: Wind power was so plentiful in Texas that producers sold it at a negative price. What? 
By Daniel Gross, Slate.com
September 18, 2015

The Boston Globe
The Argument: Should Massachusetts lift the cap on “net metering” to allow for greater solar energy development?
Read the arguments for and against and answer the survey
By Michael D. Yunits and Robert Rio
August 28, 2015

The Nation – Instigating Progress daily
Why Are Americans Switching to Renewable Energy? Because It’s Actually Cheaper
By Tara Lohan
August 5, 2015

Climate Progress
This 45-Ton Buoy Might Change The Way You Get Your Power

By Samantha Page
July 9, 2015

EcoWatch
Renewable Energy Co-op Races Toward Milestone Project

By Erik Hoffner
May 20, 2015

Energy Post
French government study: 95% renewable power mix cheaper than nuclear and gas

By Terje Osmundsen
April 20,  2015

The Berkshire Eagle
Jiminy Peak to go 80 percent renewable through new solar project
By Scott Stafford
April 15,  2015

Clean Technica
US Business Says Hello To US Wind Energy, Goodbye To Fossil Fuels

by Tina Casey
April 10,  2015

Wicked Local
Solar advocates say cap on incentives is blocking projects
By Gerry Tuoti
April 09,  2015

New Hampshire Union Leader
Solar bill before NH House panel has both sides shifting stances
By Dave Solomon
March 24, 2015

Berkshire County node of 350MA
Will Solar Be the Clean Shale Boom?
March 13, 2015

Telegram.com
Lawsuit seeks strict limits on Mass. greenhouse gas emissions

By Steve LeBlanc
March 10, 2015

http://www.mass.gov
AG Healey Gives Keynote Address at Northeast Energy and Commerce Association 12th Annual Conference

By Christopher Loh
March 12, 2015

Good – a magazine for global the citizen
Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

By Rafi Schwartz
February 24, 2015

Science Alert
World’s first grid-connected wave power station switched on in Australia

February 23, 2015

The Verge
Why Tesla’s battery for your home should terrify utilities

By Josh Dzieza
February 13, 2015

RMI Outlet – plug into new ideas
Bringing Shared Solar to Scale

How Community Solar Can Increase Customer Access to Distributed Solar PV
By Mathias Bell
February 12, 2015

Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.
Feb 12, 2015
Clean Energy Advocates Bootcamp: Understanding Supply and Demand in New England

» MassCEC Energy Efficiency Job Training

Mass Energy Consumer Alliance
New England Green Power
Fill out the form below to switch to green power!

Massachusetts  Clean Energy Center
Air-Source Heat Pump Grants

Climate Progress
Utility To Allow Customers To Receive All Their Electricity From Community Solar
By Katie Valentine
February 5, 2015

eco’Ri news
Four Offshore Wind Projects; Four Different Tracks
 
By Joyce Rowley
February 1, 2015

Mother Nature Network
Why everyone is talking about energy storage

By  Sami Grover
January 31, 2015

Bloomberg Business
Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can’t Stop Renewables Now
By Tom Randall
January 30, 2015

Climate Central
California Takes Lead In Developing Energy Storage

By Bobby Magill
January 13, 2015

Climate Progress
A New Report Says Distributed Generation Like Solar Will Double Globally By 2023

By Jeff Spross
December 9, 2014

New York Times
Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels
By Diane Cardwell
November 23, 2014

VPIRG.org – Vermont’s largest consumer and environmental organization
News Release: Environmental Advocates, Businesses and Low-Income Groups Launch Campaign for an Energy Independent Vermont
By Liz Edsell
November 13, 2014

The New York Times
A Tricky Transition From Fossil Fuel -Denmark Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

By Justin Gillis
November 10, 2014

Tree Hugger
Large solar selling cheaper than fossil fuels in Texas, Georgia, India, Brazil, and Chile

By Zachary Shahan
November 8, 2014

Renewable Energy World.com
Energy Storage Will Soon Replace Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Peaker Plants
By Chet Lyons
November 5, 2014

Climate Progress- thinkprogress.org/
Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power Every Home In October
BY ARI PHILLIPS
November 5, 2014

Conservation
SOLAR WIND ENERGY TOWER
By Dave Levitan
October 24, 2014

The Boston Globe
As electricity costs rise, market for heat pumps takes off

By Jack Newsham
October 6, 2014

Berkshire Eagle
Zero energy homes are available

By Phil Demers
October 5, 2014

Las Vegas Review-Journal
For sustainability, time has come for solar power

October 4, 2014

Cape Cod Times 
Patrick: Region’s clean energy industry roaring
By Patrick Cassidy
September 30, 2014

The Washington Post
The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

By Vivek Wadhwa
September 19, 2014

Future Tense
If Fixing Global Warming Is Free, What’s the Holdup?

By Eric Holthaus
September 17, 2014

Market Watch
Ilios Sales Grow With New Water-Source High Efficiency Water Heater
September 16, 2014

New York Times
Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

By Justin Gillis
September 13, 2014

Al Jazeera America
The New Face of Electricity
By Kristyn Martin
August 25, 2014

Union of Concerned Scientists
How Much Does Rooftop Solar Power Cost? Grid Parity Here or Coming in More Than Half of U.S. States
By Mike Jacobs
August 20, 2014

» Barclay’s Downgrades Electric Utility Bonds, Sees Viable Solar Competition
Barron’s, May 23, 2014

» Are renewables stormproof? Hurricane Sandy tests solar, wind.
By David J. Unger, Christian Science Monitor
November 19, 2012

» Rooftop Solar Stood Up to Sandy
By Dave Levitan, IEEE Spectrum
Nov 16, 2012

Environment 360
SOLAR SHINGLES MADE FROM 

COMMON METALS OFFER CHEAPER ENERGY OPTION
August 22, 2012

Environmental Leader
Liberty Paper Mill to Self-Power with Anaerobic Digester

March 22, 2012

Grid Energy Storage: Beyond Batteries

 Dec 16, 2012

Ice Energy – Discover the Power of Ice 2011 (Energy Storage)

Jan 14, 2011

» The Electrical Worker: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Newsletter

Feature story:
IBEW Takes on Strategic Challenge of Renewable Energy Expansion
Vol. 3, No. 5, May 2009