San Francisco PUC Moving Forward with Renewable Procurement

November 30, 2011 by  
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The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) announced that it will deploy a minimum of 210 megawatts (MW) of distributed renewable and demand-side, in-city energy technologies to serve San Francisco residents by 2017, as part of the CleanPowerSF program. CleanPowerSF is the City’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, which is under development. Local Power, Inc will develop request for proposals (RFPs) for deployment of the renewable energy and demand-side efforts.

Toms River Schools (NJ) Completing 6.2 MW of Installed Solar

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Toms River Regional School District (New Jersey) is nearing completion of a second phase solar panel installation atop 11 district schools and two Board of Education-owned buildings. The first phase solar panel project was completed in 2004 as part of the Smart Schools Initiative. The second phase installation will be finished by December 31st, with any remaining work to be completed in January 2012. Once complete, the district will have 6.2 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity.

SunEdison and Staples Reach 30 million kWh of Solar Production

November 30, 2011 by  
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SunEdison and Staples have achieved more than 30 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity produced through solar installations on Staples’ properties. The solar hosting program between Staples and SunEdison began in 2005 and now includes installations on 33 Staples sites in California, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey. The generated solar power is used across Staples’ facilities, including retail stores, delivery fulfillment centers, customer service call centers and sales offices.

Fifteen Global Companies Commit to Use WindMade Label

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Fifteen global companies announced their commitment to become certified under the new WindMade consumer label at a global launch event in New York, hosted by WindMade and the UN Global Compact. Companies committing to use the WindMade label include Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Method, Beckton, Dickinson and Co, Better Place, Widex, Droga5, G24 Innovations, Engraw, RenewAire, TTTech, Vestas Wind Systems, PwC DK, and LEGO Group.

REMA Announces 5 Year Renewable Energy Pledge

November 21, 2011 by  
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The Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) announced the launch of a national 5 Year Renewable Energy Pledge. The program recognizes organizations that make a long-term commitment to voluntarily purchase renewable energy for at least the next five years, through 2017. The City of Austin (TX), Southern Oregon University, the Bank of Georgetown (DC and MD), Stevens Pass Resort (WA), Diamond Packaging, and Sandy Alexander are the first organizations to sign the renewable energy pledge.

Direct Energy Provides Green Power Option for Norwich (CT) Residents

November 21, 2011 by  
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Direct Energy has set a new fixed price for a 100 percent renewable energy product for Norwich, Connecticut residents who enroll in Direct Energy’s Direct Choice program. Direct Choice customers can purchase RECs at a fixed rate of 8.49 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Customers who are 65 or older are eligible for a discounted rate of 8.39 cents per kWh. Direct Energy will purchase and retire RECs to offset 100 percent of customers’ electricity use.