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August 19 -- A recent “Matt Lewis & The News” guest post got a few things wrong on wind power – particularly the legitimate business case for renewable energy. A $269 billion industry last year, with $25 billion in wind business alone, the private sector would probably beg to differ with suggestions that “interest is actually declining” for wind. From strong public support to genuine business interest, renewable energy no longer depends on ideology to communicate its value. >>View Article

August 9 -- According to Fox Business reporter Shibani Joshi, renewables are successful in Germany and not in the U.S. because Germany has “got a lot more sun than we do.” Sure, California might get sun now and then, Joshi conceded during her now-infamous flub, “but here on the East Coast, it’s just not going to work.” (She recanted the next day while adding new errors.) >>View Article

August 6 -- When the US Department of the Interior last week awarded a Providence-based firm the right to develop wind-power projects in 257 square miles of federal waters between Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island, the prospect of additional renewable energy wasn’t the only benefit for New England. The plans by Deepwater Wind, which won the US government’s first lease competition for wind energy development rights offshore, to plunge up to 200 turbines into the ocean beginning in 2017 should also establish southern New England as a hub for wind energy equipment and services. Offshore wind energy, in short, isn’t just an environmental boon; it promises to be an economic one as well. >>View Article

Monday, 29 July 2013 14:12

Study: N.H. Supports Renewable Energy

July 29 -- By a two-to-one margin, New Hampshire residents believe there should be a higher priority put on increasing the use of renewable energy instead of increased drilling for oil. Large majorities also say an ecosystem that offers clean water, scenic values, and outdoor recreation is very important to their quality of life, according to new survey research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. >>View Article

July 19 -- Green Car Reports recently stumbled across an interesting fact — 100% electric vehicles (led by the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S) have actually outsold plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the first half of 2013 in the US. >>View Article

July 18 -- In many regions in the country, conservative politicians view solar power as an unwarranted extension of government regulation. In Georgia, it’s the other way around. >>View Article

July 16 -- If you ask any American from any state (red or blue): “What do you see as the energy source of the future?” they will answer “green.” .>>View Article

June 28 -- U.S. consumers are warming to alternative fuel sources in higher numbers as frustration with the oil industry grows, a renewable energy advocate says. The U.S. Energy Department this week reported average retail gasoline prices for the summer were moving toward an expected seasonal average of $3.53 per gallon. The weekly average price of $3.57 per gallon is 14 cents higher than the same time last year. >>View Article

Monday, 17 June 2013 13:55

Don’t call them wind wimps

June 17 -- Wind is — how shall we say it — different from other types of energy production. Wind is quieter. A little. Compare wind to a coal mine. While a large wind turbine does vibrate, it’s nothing like sounds that come from draglines, shovels and 250-ton haul trucks carrying 300 tons of coal. >>View Article

July 15 -- At the height of the summer driving season, it is unfortunate how dependent drivers in North Carolina and the rest of the country remain on high-priced gasoline. Drivers in the Tar Heel state can expect to pay as much as $3.79 a gallon to fill up their cars. The effect of those high gas prices on families is eye-opening. In fact, when it costs more to fulfill basic transportation needs, new polling shows that North Carolinians are less likely to spend money on dining out, clothes and even gifts. We deserve our independence with more renewable fuel options at the pump. >>View Article

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