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May 3 -- Duke Energy Corp. CEO Jim Rogers on Thursday put himself squarely on the side of the North Carolina's law promoting the use of renewable energy sources, as the law remains under attack in the N.C. General Assembly. >>View Article

May 2 -- Amid protests from some members seeking a show of hands for a vote, Senate Finance Committee Co-Chairman Bill Rabon quickly adjourned a Wednesday meeting after declaring that a bill to freeze and repeal the state's renewable energy standards had enough support to advance. >>View Article

May 1 -- Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) said Tuesday it plans to spend $100 million to install solar panels and fuel cells at more than a dozen facilities that will generate and use the clean power. California solar-panel maker and developer SunPower Corp. (SPWR) will supply and install solar-panel systems at Verizon facilities in California, New Jersey and four other states. >>View Article

May 1 -- Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to level the energy playing field between fossil and renewable energy projects. The bill, titled the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, would allow investors in renewable energy projects access the corporate structure of master limited partnerships. The business structure offers tax significant tax benefits to investors, but is currently only available to investors in fossil energy projects. >>View Article

April 30 -- Hawaiian Electric Co. and its subsidiaries said Monday that it has achieved a record 13.9 percent of energy needs from renewable generation in 2012, which is well on the way to passing the next clean energy goal of 15 percent in 2015. >>View Article

April 30 -- Some $4.6 billion of clean energy investments were made in Latin America (excluding Brazil) in 2012, a whopping 127% increase from 2011, according to figures released in advance of the third annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Latin America & Caribbean (REFF-LAC), which is being held in Miami this week. >>View Article

April 29 -- Renewable energy developers may win some tax benefits from Congress that only oil and gas companies can enjoy right now. A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would allow renewable and clean energy-related companies to structure their businesses as master limited partnerships -- avoiding double taxation while also trading ownership interests on the market, similar to corporate stock, Bloomberg BNA reported. >>View Article

Monday, 29 April 2013 15:53

Get Ready, Grads, For Greener Jobs

April 29 -- Technology still might not have the capacity to save the world, but creating systems that can save energy and water has a beneficial side effect — good jobs at decent wages for people needing work. Getting trained to perform green jobs — making homes and businesses able to use less and produce more — is a smart way for job seekers to reinvent themselves. >>View Article

April 26 -- I've been helping business leaders voice their support for clean energy policies in Washington, D.C, for more than a decade. Leading advocacy trips to the nation's capital allows me to work closely with some of the brightest, most successful clean energy entrepreneurs in the United States, and to hear what's happening in the clean energy economy in their home districts. >>View Article

April 25 -- The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved more than 250 small-scale, renewable energy projects across the Tennessee Valley for 2013, successfully reaching TVA’s renewable goals under two different programs. >>View Article

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