Obama Administration Officials Highlight USDA, NAVY Commitment to Energy Independence for Nation’s Military
LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) $9,375 for a single instance in which it failed to analyze leachate for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) before disposal at its Kettleman Hills Facility located in Kings County, Calif.
Agreement will protect the health of the largest freshwater system in the world
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) of California has announced a new voluntary program offering its customers the option to purchase 100 percent renewable energy. On behalf of program participants, AMP will purchase Green-e Energycertified renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind projects located in western states (98%) and solar projects located in California (2%).
The United States Army has announced a $7 Billion Multiple Award Task Contract Request for Proposal (RFP) to help it procure renewable energy through Power Purchase Agreements for up to 30 years. The RFP budget is not intended to aid in the Army's acquisition of any renewable generation assets. The deadline for responses to the RFP is October 5, 2012 at 2pm CST.
Walmart has unveiled its first on-site, utility-scale wind turbine at its Red Bluff, California distribution center. The turbine, which is expected to begin operation in the fall, has a 1-megawatt capacity and is expected to generate approximately 2,200,000 kilowatt-hours annually, or 15-20% of the distribution center's electricity demand each year.
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) of Ft. Collins, and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) of Carbondale, Colorado, have dedicated their collaborative community solar farm. In total, the farm consists of 494 solar panels with a generation capacity of 116 kilowatts (kW) and will be owned/operated by CEC in collaboration with PVREA.