Nov 22nd 2019 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

In an effort to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, CPS Energy plans to begin the procurement process for renewable power sources – more solar and battery storage capacity. These power sources would replace San Antonio’s dependency on fossil-fuel gas. The utility wants to replace 1,700 megawatts of capacity from […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a 15-year program to extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project (NPP). The NPP supplies 10 percent of New York State’s energy, and the new program aims to help the state achieve its clean energy goals with modern power equipment and technology. The New York Power Authority […]

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Jul 25th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that more than $400 million is still available to help rural businesses lower their energy costs. The USDA is encouraging farmers, small businesses, and agricultural producers to apply for financing that could help with renewable energy systems and energy efficiency upgrades. The funding is provided through […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Taylor Perk

New York– The city of Buffalo has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking 20-year power purchase agreements from solar contractors for 32 sites around the city. The solicitation is part of a larger renewable energy initiative led by the city, Erie County and area higher education institutions. The RFP states the city seeks a competitive cost […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Taylor Perk

Massachusetts- The office of Governor Charlie Baker will issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an offshore wind energy project. The state will consider bids of 200, 400 and 800 megawatts. The governor’s office oversees the offshore wind procurement process, but contracts are negotiated by the state’s three utilities. The governor’s officials will first request approval […]

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Nov 17th 2017 | Posted in Energy by Kristin Gordon

In 2016, U.S. coal production decreased 18.8 percent year-over-year to 728.4 million short tons, the lowest annual production level since 1979, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Last year also marked the first full year electric generation powered by natural gas edged out that from coal — 34 percent compared to coal’s 30 percent. Natural gas prices […]

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Apr 26th 2017 | Posted in Energy by Kristin Gordon
Photo illustrating examples of renewable energy projects

In 2016, about 4.08 trillion kilowatthours of electricity were generated at utility-scale facilities in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. About 65 percent of this electricity generation was from fossil fuels – coal, natural gas, petroleum, and other gases. About 20 percent was from nuclear energy and 15 percent was sourced […]

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Feb 8th 2017 | Posted in Energy by Kristin Gordon

Did viewers notice if the Patriots and the Falcons were well-lit when they took the field Feb. 5? Houston boasted that the field at NRG Stadium was illuminated exclusively by 65,000 light-emitting diode (LED) lights for Super Bowl LI. The stadium’s media relations team shared that the new lighting system uses 337 kilowatts when at […]

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Apr 8th 2015 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Two high-ranking Rhode Island officials are pushing their plan to create jobs and save money. The proposal, brain child of Gov. Gina Raimondo and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, is a new Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. It would be designed to save money by financing energy efficiency projects. Magaziner described the proposed infrastructure bank as a […]

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Feb 10th 2015 | Posted in Energy by Kirk Yoshida
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking applications for the remaining volume cap of new clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs). A total of $1.4 billion is available, including $516 million for public power providers, $597 million for governmental bodies, and $281 million for cooperative electric companies. The bonds may be used to fund capital expenditure […]

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Jan 28th 2015 | Posted in Energy, Infrastructure, Opportunities by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Solar energy is a growing option for renewable energy, especially in the public sector. Public institutions of higher education, local governments and public schools often have acreage available on which to install photovoltaic systems that employ solar panels to generate clean, sustainable energy. However, when it comes to most states, other than buildings, small tracts […]

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Jan 14th 2015 | Posted in Energy, Infrastructure by Mary Scott Nabers
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Everyone knows about solar energy…but, not so many people are aware of the radical changes in solar technology that have taken place in the last few years. Solar energy now costs between 4.5 and 7.2 cents per kilowatt-hour. That’s a tenfold drop over previous costs. Other forms of electricity generation can cost 33 cents per […]

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