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March 18 -- Austin Energy in Texas is set to sign a deal expected to result in one of the lowest-priced solar power arrangements in the world. >>View Article

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:20

Youth Targeted as Clean Energy Ambassadors

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March 18 -- Two hundred top-level investors, developers, consultants and other professionals are slated to attend the Renewable Energy Latin American & Caribbean Conference and Exhibition (RELACCX 2014) in Puerto Rico from April 24-25, when the regional prospects for clean, renewable energy come under the spotlight. >>View Article

March 18 -- Clean energy and energy efficiency can save wear and tear on the environment and climate, but sometimes it takes money to take action. And in a time of tight government budgets, where will that money come from?

A new and growing solution to this energy finance problem is called the “green bank” or “clean energy bank” -- government-created institutions that help facilitate private sector financing for clean technology projects. States have used a variety of tools and incentives over the years to promote technology deployment. Green banks put many of the tools used to encourage private investment in one place. >>View Article

March 18 -- For decades, the Pentagon has been the world’s largest oil consumer, and as global petroleum prices continue to rise, the military has been searching for feasible energy alternatives. Now they’re looking in space. >>View Article

March 18 -- Tesla Motors success so far has been down to rich buyers making irrational choices, a report says, but its cost claims are forcing sceptics to wonder if long-term, the upstart Californian battery-only car maker might indeed have the inside track. >>View Article

March 17 -- A Republican from an exurban district in the red state of Missouri, Rep. T.J. Berry is also a self-described “green champion.” >>View Article

April 11 -- A nearly unanimous House voted Wednesday to lift barriers to the development of hydropower around the country, something that the bill's supporters say would help develop cheap, clean energy and create jobs. >>View Article 

March 26 -- President Barack Obama recently paid a visit to the Argonne National Laboratory where he strongly voiced concerns about the national security threat Americans face from dependence on oil as a single source of fuel. As an Army veteran now working to develop advanced-energy technologies, I was proud to be there, too, standing next to a president who listens to the advice of military and national security leaders — and offers solutions to tackle our nation’s toughest energy challenges. >>View Article

November 12 -- GCube, the leading provider of underwriting services for renewable energy projects, has launched an insurance solution to cover losses incurred by wind energy developers or contractors in the event of the cancellation of the Production Tax Credit (PTC).  A key Presidential election issue, the potential non-renewal of the PTC for wind energy projects has caused the US wind energy industry to see a substantial slowdown in equipment orders and new projects slated for 2013. With investors increasingly nervous, project capital for new developments has become progressively harder to secure. GCube’s latest offering is designed to bolster market confidence for the remaining projects currently under development. >>View Article 

November 8 -- Once this pesky presidential election gets behind us, politicians will again talk about renewable energy and climate change, predicts the founder and president of Oakland-based Sungevity, Danny Kennedy.  "The consumer market will force them to," he predicts, because for the past two years, consumers have been turning to solar power in droves, with rooftop installations up 426 percent industry wide since 2010.  Moreover, Hurricane Sandy has made clear that the harm to the planet from burning fossil fuels will soon be an intolerable trade off. >>View Article 

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