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Renewable Energy Fast Facts for the United States in 2019

3 Nov , 2020  

eia.gov, 11/3/2020. In 2019, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fourth year in a row, reaching a record 11.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 11% of total U.S. energy consumption. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new U.S. renewable energy consumption by source and sector chart published in the Monthly Energy Review shows […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Renewables Hit Brief Milestone in the Golden State

29 May , 2017  

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Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits For a few hours on May 13, 2017, 67% of the electricity passing through the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) was from renewable sources. The ISO serves electricity to 80% of the state of California and parts of Nevada. Over the course of the entire day on May 13, 42% […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Brazil’s Balbina Pilot Project Turns to Solar Energy

21 Mar , 2016  

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Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits March 21, 2016. Image credit: Seabirds Almost 30 years ago, Brazil flooded an enormous area in the Amazonian rainforest to generate hydroelectric power in what some called an environmental crime. Today, it only produces 20% of its capacity. The artificial lake is so large that the horizon is barely visible from […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Burlington (VT) Reaches 100%-Renewables Goal

9 Feb , 2015  

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Burlington (VT) Reaches 100%-Renewables Goal Lisa Markowski for Zondits, February 9, 2015 The city of Burlington, Vermont, has recently achieved the notable status of supplying 100% of its power through renewables. Burlington Electric’s recent acquisition of the Winooski 1 hydroelectric project was the final piece needed to set this admirable precedent. Burlington, the home of […]

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