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Lifelong clean energy advocate would have been a powerful voice for balance and reform in Washington

For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that he has pulled his name from further consideration. Ron Binz, most recently Chairman of Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission from 2007 to 2011, has faced stiff opposition from coal, gas, and fossil fuel supporters as well as a protracted stalemate in the Senate Energy Committee.

Monday, 16 September 2013 15:00

The Little Energy Bill That Could

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September 16 -- Finally: a (relatively) small bill that could make a huge difference. And all of a sudden, because of the delay in a vote on Syria, it is on the Senate floor right now.  I'm calling it the New Energy Bill, because its real name is a mouthful: The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 761). >>View Article

April 24 -- Nearly 22 million electric vehicles will be sold from 2012 to 2020, according to an analysis by Boulder-based Navigant Research. "The average price for fuel for conventional vehicles will likely continue to rise through the remainder of this decade, driving demand for electric vehicles," said Dave Hurst, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. >>View Article

April 19 -- With the flip of a switch, Las Vegas city officials today celebrated the powering up of 15,000 new solar panels that will provide energy to a nearby wastewater treatment plant. >>View Article

Thursday, 28 February 2013 17:23

Shell Sees Solar as Biggest Energy Source After Exiting It

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February 28 -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) says solar power, a business it abandoned four years ago, may expand into the world’s biggest source of energy in the next half century. The proposition that photovoltaic panels will be the main power source by 2070 is one of the New Lens Scenarios Europe’s largest oil company published today in a report on energy demand this century. >>View Article

February 4 -- The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer.  The Juneau-based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its fuel costs.  >>View Article

November 1 --  Car buyers in the state of Tennessee rank among America’s top consumers of electric vehicles, reports Edmunds.com, the premier resource for automotive information.  Edmunds.com’s analysis of Polk’s new car registration data finds that 2.9 percent of all new electric vehicles sold so far in the U.S. this year were registered in Tennessee, ranking the state 9th in the nation. >>View Article 

October 3 -- This month has been a fortuitous one for green jobs, despite the ups and downs particularly in the wind energy sector, and there are a handful of companies who seem to be on a hiring spree, on the look-out for qualified applicants with backgrounds in everything from agriculture, engineering, construction, design, natural sciences and marketing. >>View Article

Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:24

Polls: Voters Back Clean Energy, Climate Policies

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October 2 -- On the eve of the first presidential debate, a flurry of new polls suggest most Americans support clean energy and policies to reduce climate change — topics that have garnered scant attention on the campaign trail. Nine out of 10 registered voters (92%) said it was "very" or "somewhat" important for the United States to develop and use solar power, according to an online survey of 1,206 adults released Tuesday by the independent polling firm Hart Research Associates. >>View Article

Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:53

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