In a move to boost renewable-energy generation in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed a controversial bill doubling the renewable-energy target for rural electric cooperatives.
SEPA tracks more than 300,000 solar projects, which amount to 6.1 GW installed across the U.S. The group's 2012 report spans more than 96 percent of the national solar electric power market and more than 260 of the most solar-active utilities.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold the auction on July 31 and offer up 164,750 acres about 9.2 nautical miles off Rhode Island and Massachusetts for wind energy projects. The auction will result in two leases.