10 States Leading the Pack in Clean Energy Jobs

The solar, wind and energy efficiency industries already employ millions of people in the U.S. and they’re poised to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are 374,000 American jobs in solar energy, 102,000 in wind energy and more than 2.2 million related to energy efficiency. For comparison, …

7-Eleven to Power 425 Texas Stores With Wind Energy

7-Eleven, Inc. will energize 425 stories in Texas with wind energy it will buy from TXU Energy. This initiative is expected to reduce 7-Eleven’s carbon footprint by 6.7 percent and reduce operating costs. The energy will come exclusively from wind farms in Texas, which is a state with more than …

Home Energy Storage Batteries Lose to Grid-Connected Solar on Environmental Impact

Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It’s a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some automakers. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has moved to consolidate the automaker and his SolarCity company …

Roxann Laird is the Power-Gen 2016 Woman of the Year

On Tuesday during the Power Generation Week keynote session, Southern Company’s Roxann Laird was named the 2016 Power-Gen Woman of the Year. The other two finalists for the award were Sheri Blauweikel of Black and Vetch and Caroline Winn of San Diego Gas and Electric. Each year the Women in …

GM Accelerates Renewables Pledge With 50MW Texas Wind Farm Deal

General Motors has made its largest renewable energy purchase to date by signing a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with a 150MW wind farm currently under development in Texas. Announced last week, the deal will see the car manufacturer purchase one third of the power produced by the Cactus Flats …

U.S. Uranium Production Report – Annual

Total uranium drilling was 1,518 holes covering 0.9 million feet, 13% fewer holes than in 2015. Expenditures for uranium drilling in the United States were $29 million in 2015, an increase of 2% compared with 2014. Mining, production, shipments, and sales U.S. uranium mines produced 3.7 million pounds U3O8 in …