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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:21

New Hope For Solar In Florida

September 3 -- Sometimes good ideas survive even when shortsighted leaders ignore them. News that a small cadre of solar power firms is figuring out ways to gain a foothold in Florida's energy market despite the political hostility is good for consumers, the environment and the state's future. It also should provide additional evidence for more thoughtful lawmakers to persuade Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders to focus on the future of renewable energy. >>View Article

August 29 -- Most people find it tough to get excited about regulators. But President Obama’s nomination of Ron Binz to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is reason to sit up and take notice. View Article

August 29 -- Clean energy and clean transportation companies churned out some 38,600 new jobs in the second quarter of 2013, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit that tracks cleantech. >>View Article

August 29 -- Renewable energy has gotten tantalizingly close to becoming competitive with conventional fossil fuels, and to help bridge the gap, more than 30 states have passed laws requiring energy companies to supply a minimum amount of power from green sources. But according to a new study, if renewable sources are built in the right places, they could compete against traditional power plants without subsidies, turning states like California, Wyoming, and New Mexico into green energy powerhouses. >>View Article

August 28 -- Companies and communities across the United States announced at least 58 clean energy and clean transportation projects in the second quarter of 2013 that could create as many as 38,600 jobs, according to a report released today by the nonprofit business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). >>View Article

August 28 -- A U.S. alternative-vehicle loan program criticized by Republican lawmakers for financing two failed startups will resume marketing to industry groups and possible applicants, an Energy Department spokeswoman said.  >>View Article

August 28 -- Wind-power turbines, which are increasingly dotting California's mountain and desert regions, don't appear to be having a negative effect on home values, according to a new report by the Lawrence-Berkeley National Laboratory. The research, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind farms in 27 counties across nine states. >>View Article

August 28 -- The latest US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” report with data through to the end of June, 2013, shows that renewable energy generation is continuing to grow, making up over 14% of the nation’s net generation (not including hydroelectric sources). >>View Article

August 27 -- Apple Inc.’s second solar farm for its server operation in Maiden is expected to start operating in October, according to a filing the Cupertino, Calif., company (NASDAQ:AAPL) has made with the N.C. Utilities Commission. >> View Article

August 26 -- Solar stocks were long derided as underperforming dogs, sucker bait for idealists. But now several are having their day, and Exxon Mobil is the one in the doghouse. >>View Article

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