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April 18 -- The key to broader penetration of solar energy depends on access to capital markets and innovative financial structures that can reduce the cost of capital for project finance as well as increase the investor base beyond the traditional tax-equity driven investors. There is a strong case for the DOE to establish the Advancd Research Project Agency-Capital (ARPA-C) that will function to support the broader adoption and commercialization of renewable energy through mechanisms, including credit enhancment and direct equity investments for capital market project aggregation warehouse facilities and securitization transactions. >>View Article

February 26 -- Today, Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) launched their newest open letter, signed by 38 Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, on the national security threats of climate change at a bipartisan panel event on Capitol Hill. >>View Article

May 14 -- Goshen College from now on will purchase all its electricity from renewable energysources, such as wind and solar power, college leaders announced Monday. The change will reduce the college’s carbon footprint by about 45 percent, Goshen College President Jim Brenneman said. >>View Article 

January 22 -- During his Inauguration 2013 address Monday, President Obama made a case for clean-energy innovation and curbing climate change. >>View Article

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:48

Solar Generators Power Sandy-Stricken Areas

December 4 -- A non-profit clean energy group, Solar One, has been deploying solar generators to areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The group currently has several generators running in the Rockaways, and made a recent delivery to Midland Beach on Staten Island.  >>View Article

November 19 -- Iowans can expect more extreme weather like the 2012 drought thanks to changes in the climate caused by greenhouse gases. That’s according to a statewide group of Iowa scientists who believe that Iowans should act now to reduce economic costs due to climate change. >>View Article 

Monday, 19 November 2012 15:50

US Military Invests In Sustainability

November 19 -- In an effort to enhance American security and address climate change, the U.S. military is diminishing its footprint. The military is producing cleaner power, reducing energy consumption, managing water and minimizing waste. Their efforts encompass vast numbers of vehicles, ships, planes, buildings, lands, and other facilities. >>View Article 

November 12 -- The ideas behind dueling political sound bites like “drill, baby, drill” and “burn, baby, burn” do nothing to address America’s security issues related to dependence on foreign oil, according to a retired naval vice admiral and president of the American Council on Renewable Energy. >>View Article 

September 24 -- Covering the 1 million-square-foot roof of a Walmart distribution center, these 14,000 solar panels will produce 30 percent of the building’s energy needs. To Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission who attended a dedication here recently, it’s a sign that renewable energy is on a roll. >>View Article

August 17 -- Three out of four Americans think the U.S. needs “to start focusing more” on clean-energy sources like wind and solar that require less water than conventional power generation as the country faces its most widespread drought since 1956, according to a think-tank survey. >>View Article

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