New York’s first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program Westchester Power, founded by Sustainable Westchester, reached its first year anniversary and was covered in this excellent article: https://westfaironline.com/90137/one-year-in-westchester-power-pushes-a-new-era-of-clean-energy/ EarthKind Energy is proud to be the Clean Transportation Project director for Sustainable Westchester, leading ground-breaking efforts to move toward emission free Electric Vehicles.
As the solar industry matures, we are beginning to see the emergence of new partnership models. The latest announcement is between National Grid – who owns an electric distribution utility in Massachusetts & upstate New York – and SunRun, one of the leading funders of residential solar installations in the country. As the article notes: “The partnership will also include research on how distributed energy resources can be aggregated to balance and optimize the grid, a service which is currently provided by centralized generators.” Read Here.
Through this Season’s Longest Night, We Remember that
Every Candle Illuminates the Deepest Darkness
And Each Day’s New Dawn Heralds the Return of the Light…
As Solar, Wind, Water, & Biomass Renewable Energy
continue to become the least cost sources of energy,
We wish You & All of Yours a Bright & Hopeful New Year –
Filled with Good Health, Peace, Joy, and Abundance.
The Wall Street Journal has recently done a in depth study of our nations electric grid system. The bottom line is our electric grid is not safe. Not at all. Billions of dollars would need to be poured into the system to make it safe. Are micro grids an alternative to pouring more tax payer dollars into an already archaic system? Read about the article here. There is also a video about the report you can access here on our Facebook page.
One of the most important drivers of the economy is jobs. And today with many jobs going overseas Americans need to create more and better jobs for today’s workers. In this week’s Poughkeepsie Journal I had the opportunity to write a column regarding this very issue. Clean energy is one of the answers to this lagging jobs market, very simply clean energy creates clean energy jobs. Clean Energy jobs are at a all time high growth rate, outpacing many other sectors.
This is certainly one of the dirtiest and generally nasty things talked about in the energy field today. The coal industry in the US is on it’s way out. This is a fact. And it is a fact that there are communities of people suffering because of that. A coal tax could be a answer to get the coal industry on the move. A move toward development of renewable energy and if instituted the socially responsible way could help this communities back on their feet. Read an article about this in USN.
It is good to see that there is a lot that goes on off the radar on working on climate change. The US and the Canadian governments have been hard at work since Paris. Trudeau and Obama have been working together and have many common goals. As the writer of this article states “By shifting the discussion from pipelines to power lines, the leaders made some progress today”. It is a good thing. Read Here.
REV has been one of New York’s boldest initiatives in many years, 2016 is going to be a very important year for REV in many ways. This article is a thorough discussion of the matter.