US Energy Policy                                        

 

WHITE HOUSE FACTSHEET 2015-04-03
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/03/fact-sheet-administration-announces-actions-drive-growth-solar-energy-an

 

 

The US Solar Program

 

Energy Department @ENERGY
19 Mar 2015
Every 3 weeks the US installs more solar power than in all of 2008 → 1.usa.gov/1t2jPIy 
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US Dept of Interior @Interior  2015-03-19

Desert Sunlight makes history as nation’s largest solar project on public lands on.doi.gov/1z1rUL3 #ActOnClimate pic.twitter.com/q9VwAaG99e

 

“Solar projects like Desert Sunlight are helping to create American jobs, develop domestic renewable energy and cut carbon pollution,” said Secretary Jewell. “I applaud the project proponents for their vision and entrepreneurial spirit to build this solar project.

 

Public lands administered by Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), especially the solar-rich states in the Southwest, play a key role in the President’s Climate Action Plan to approve 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy on public land by 2020, as well as in meeting California’s renewable energy goals.

 

 

 

The US Wind Program   

http://energy.gov/windvision

 

Release Of The Wind Vision Report: A New Era For Wind Power In The US (2015-03-12)

 

The White House  @WhiteHouse
12 Mar 2015
Here's how wind power can help us create jobs and #ActOnClimate → go.wh.gov/jAnLL5pic.twitter.com/0pDFilkZZu

 

"Building on this progress, today the Department of Energy released Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States, a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. wind energy industry. The report shows that the nation can deploy wind power to economically provide 35% of our nation’s electricity and supply renewable power in all 50 states by 2050."

 

 

Energy Department @ENERGY

12 Mar 2015
New #WindVision report shows big potential for #wind energy in the #USA → go.usa.gov/3aHGW

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[U.S. Secretary of Energy]

12 Mar 2015
#Wind could generate 35% of our electricity by 2050. Let's continue to #LeadOnEnergy → 1.usa.gov/19euGa8 

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Energy Department @ENERGY
4 Apr 2015
MAP: See what America's #wind energy future could look like go.usa.gov/3gvGm #WindVision 

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Creating Renewable Energy Jobs


Energy Department @ENERGY
3 Apr 2015
We're committed to training 75,000 new #solar workers by 2020. Here's how. go.usa.gov/3jfKH 
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/03/fact-sheet-administration-announces-actions-drive-growth-solar-energy-an
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Employee Benefits for Solar Installations

 

Energy Department @ENERGY
1 Apr 2015
Employees across America can now #gosolar with new #solar purchase program. Learn more → go.usa.gov/3gv9V 
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http://energy.gov/eere/success-stories/articles/sunshot-incubator-awardee-helps-companies-offer-discount-solar
"Employees at companies such as (....) can now go solar at a significant discount as part of their employee benefits package."

 

 

Texas city is to be powered by 100% renewable energy

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/28/georgetown-texas-renewable-green-energy

(...) dizzying variety of providers and plans. In Houston, for example, there are more than 70 plans that offer energy from entirely renewable sources.

 

When its staff examined their options last year, they discovered something that seemed remarkable, especially in Texas: renewable energy was cheaper than non-renewable. And so last month city officials finalised a deal with SunEdison, a giant multinational solar energy company. It means that by January 2017, all electricity within the city’s service area will come from wind and solar power.

 

In 2014, the city signed a 20-year agreement with EDF for wind power from a forthcoming project near Amarillo. Taking the renewable elements up to 100%, SunEdison will build plants in west Texas (...)

 

 

Texas renewables

"The Power to Choose" or "The Power, to Choose" : Choosing electricity power plans among different renewable energy providers. The Texas paradigm on the occasion of this tweet:
The Climate Group @ClimateGroup: Texas is the number 1 US state for wind power - & now solar is about to soar too ow.ly/WTgus @dallasnews