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Green Mountain Power First Utility to Become a B Corp

Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) announced this week it is now a B Corp—the first utility in the world to score this certification.

SolarCity and Buffalo’s Transformation

Earlier this fall SolarCity announced it would build a massive photovoltaic solar panel factory in Buffalo. Could this help drive the city's resurgence?

Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch

The largest solar power plant in Africa is now in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and generates 95 MW of clean…

Georgia Acquires Cheap Solar Power

Georgia Power filed a request for certification to enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 515 megawatts of solar power.

North Carolina Cigarette Plant to Switch to Producing Batteries

Former Philip Morris cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina will produce batteries to store energy for wind and solar farms.

The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

The top 10 solar states, according to Solar Power Rocks, may just surprise you. New York comes in at #1, followed by Massachusetts.

SolarCity Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Money & Awareness

Now SolarCity is turning to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for solar energy. The campaign will also serve to raise awareness about…

Half a Million Homes and Businesses Now Powered By Solar

The U.S. solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and…

Renewables Generate 100 Percent of New U.S. Energy Capacity in July

According to the U.S. government agency FERC, renewables generated 100 percent of new U.S. energy capacity in July.

Verizon Ups Its Green Energy Commitment by Another $40 Million

With its latest increase of capital for green energy, Verizon is now poised to become the nation's top solar-producing communications company. The latest…

Ford to Launch Largest Solar Array in Michigan

Ford and DTE Energy are partnering to build what the companies say will be the largest solar array in Michigan.

Kohl’s Solar Power Portfolio Moves Forward with Solar Tree Chargers

Kohl's solar power investment now includes solar trees built by Envision Solar, a San Diego-based solar design company.

How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…

Renewable Energy Can Lead to Economic Boom, Report Finds

If we implement the right policies and frameworks, we can achieve large-scale deployment of renewable energy that creates jobs, increases incomes, improves trade…

Obama: “We Don’t Fear the Future” of Climate Change

On the heels of the administration’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, President Barack Obama today announced an array of executive…