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October 12 -- Jim Stober got interested in the possibilities of solar energy a couple of years ago because his wife didn't want to swim in a cold pool.  Stober quickly settled on a solar-powered heat exchanger, which harnesses the sun's energy to regulate the water temperature in the pool. “It's free to use,” he said. “Once you pay for the system, it doesn't cost you anything.” >>View Article


October 11 -- Last month, Stellar Energy announced the completion of a 960-kilowatt solar array built for Lightstorm Entertainment Inc., Mr.Cameron's production company. The array will allow filmmakers to rely exclusively on solar to power production of the Avatar sequels while offsetting over 1,034 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the California-based solar energy developer. >>View Article

Thursday, 11 October 2012 17:04

No Wind Tax Credit Could Mean Fewer Jobs

October 11 -- Those giant wind turbines that line ridges across the Northwest have brought green energy and construction jobs to many rural areas. But some of those jobs could disappear next year. That’s if Congress does not extend a tax credit that expires in December. >>View Article

Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:55

Wind Power Helps to Lower Electricity Prices

October 11 -- Here’s something that shouldn’t surprise anyone: A company that benefits from high power prices is lobbying for policies that would raise power prices for consumers. What should surprise everyone, however, is the sheer audacity of their effort: using a deeply flawed study to argue that tax incentives for wind power are “distortionary” while arguing for the exact same incentives for their preferred technologies. >>View Article

October 9 -- In what is expected to be one of the single largest purchases of renewable energy by any university in the country, The Ohio State University has announced it will buy 50 megawatts of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. The purchase of clean, renewable wind energy capacity equates to approximately 25 percent of the entire Columbus campus electricity load. The school has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to buy the power. >>View Article

Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:39

South Carolina's Future Is Blowing In The Wind

October 3 -- With apologies to Bob Dylan, a big part of our state’s energy and economic future is literally blowing in the wind. The question is, will we harness this wind to blow us toward a better future, or will our political leadership just blow this opportunity. >>View Article

October 4 -- The geothermal industry has an opportunity to show other green energy industries how to work with competitive businesses—by developing technology that takes care of other business’ problems, while generating zero-emission power. >>View Article

October 2 -- A coalition of Chamber of Commerce chapters want President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney to take a pledge emphasizing federal support for the clean-energy industry. >>View Article

October 2 -- Proposal 3, the ballot initiative that would require Michigan utilities to generate 25 percent of their power from renewable sources by the year 2025, won't cost electric customers nearly as much as opponents say, according to a study released Tuesday morning. >>View Article

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 12:10

US Military Support For Solar Energy

October 3 -- In a heated election season, many US voters see solar and renewable energy as a partisan debate. They shouldn’t. Case in point: the US military. The US Department of Defense, the world’s largest energy consumer, realized early on that renewables decrease US reliance on foreign oil and save taxpayers’ money. >>View Article


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