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Noah Ginsberg

Noah Ginsberg

January 9 -- Electric and hybrid vehicle sales rose 73% in the US in 2012, according to the research firm Mintel. That makes them the fastest-growing sector of the US auto industry, with around 440,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles sold in 2012. >>View Article

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:39

In Minnesota, Solar Tops Clean Energy Agenda

January 9 -- This could be the year major solar legislation sees the light of day in Minnesota.  A Democratic sweep in November has clean energy advocates optimistic about their causes following two years of legislative control by conservative Republicans. >>View Article

January 9 -- After years of strong growth in green energy, the coming clashes between Congress and President Barack Obama are already prompting a sober outlook for one of the nation's leading renewable energy and efficiency advocacy coalitions.  >>View Article

January 8 -- After facing several challenges in 2012, including the demise of some high-profile solar energy firms, continued political inaction on climate change and energy policy, and concerns around smart grids/smart meters and consumer privacy, the U.S. clean energy industry is seeking to rebound in 2013. >>View Article

January 8 -- Count us among those who are pleased that the deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff also included an extension of the wind production tax credit. >>View Article 

January 8 -- Data shared by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) at the 2012 National Renewable Summit on RPS shows just how effective state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are in building out US clean energy capacity.  >>View Article

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 17:03

Wind Credit Aids Kansas

January 8 -- The ugly bill to defuse the new year’s time bomb of tax hikes and spending cuts had a few pluses for Kansas, chief among them the extension of the production tax credit for wind-energy projects that begin construction in 2013.  >>View Article

January 7 -- A new system built near Slayton, Minn., with more than 7,000 solar panels is part of the boom in solar installations in Minnesota and across the United States.  >>View Article

Monday, 07 January 2013 15:49

Brownback Applauds Wind Tax Break Renewal

January 7 -- A footnote in the climatic federal tax showdown delivered a rush of fresh economic news to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.  The production tax credit for wind energy projects was extended in a compromise supported by Kansas' two senators and opposed by its four House members.  >>View Article

Monday, 07 January 2013 15:45

Report: Wind Energy A Boost For N.H.

January 7 --  An environmental group has released a report saying New Hampshire's current power generation from wind energy prevents as much global warming pollution as taking 9,000 cars off the road each year.  >>View Article

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