On November 1, the smallish but very progressive college town of Boulder, Colorado passed two interrelated, historic ballot measures that aim to discontinue service with Xcel Energy Inc.
The Obama Administration has announced a group of pilot projects selected for a newly formed team charged with expediting and simplifying the building of transmission lines in the United States.
The state of clean energy development in Wisconsin continues to get more precarious with each passing month. A new bill proposed in the state assembly aims to eliminate the four-year cap on renewable energy credits that utilities purchase and trade in order to meet state clean energy standards. If passed, the measure would mean RECs would never expire.
It was another underwhelming week for the stock markets, with the broad markets and broad clean energy indices all losing ground over the five days.
The only strongly positive clean energy sector was wind power and technology, with the EnergyBoom Wind Subindex (E•B Wind) increasing 1.35% and the First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (FAN) climbing 0.90%. Biggest loser was the solar power and technology sector, with the EnergyBoom Solar Subindex (E•B Solar) falling 7.34% and the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) dropping 6.27%.