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Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:58

APS Solar Proposal Falls Short For Arizona

August 20 -- Arizona Public Service has been granted monopoly status to provide power in certain parts of Arizona. It’s also a publicly traded company and has a fiduciary obligation to maximize profits for shareholders.  This may lead the company to pursue policies that are in its interests but not those of its ratepayers. >>View Article

August 20 -- A lot happens in America every four minutes. During that short time period, 30 babies are born, 4,080 McDonald's Big Macs are consumed, and 48,000 tons of CO2 are emitted. >>View Article

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:48

Charting The Fall Of Solar Prices

August 20 -- The prices of solar cells are falling rapidly, and will keep doing so for the next few years. The big questions revolve around the rate of the price declines. And the panels themselves aren't the only place where cost reductions will be found. America has very high "soft costs" -- installation, permitting, marketing etc. Whittling down these expenses will help, too. >>View Article

August 19 -- The Sunshine State has long been a solar energy laggard, trailing such gray-sky locales as Massachusetts and New Jersey. That might be about to change. >>View Article

Monday, 19 August 2013 14:33

For Better Air, More Wind And Solar

August 19 -- Philadelphia, we have a problem - an air-quality problem. Fortunately, we can all help solve that problem. >>View Article

August 16 -- Jimmy Carter first put them up in 1979. Ronald Reagan called them a joke and had them removed in 1986. And this week, nearly three years after promising to restore them as a sign of the administration’s commitment to renewable energy, President Obama is putting solar panels back on the White House roof. >>View Article

August 14 -- If you want to understand why people so often compare deployment trends in solar photovoltaics (PV) to Moore's law in computing, consider this statistic: two-thirds of all solar PV capacity in place worldwide has been installed since January 2011. >>View Article

August 14 -- The Obama administration’s top land official praised a geothermal electricity project in California’s snow-capped mountains as an example for others during a headline appearance at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. >>View Article

August 13 -- IBM has developed a power and weather modeling technology to help utilities integrate renewable energy resources into the grid more reliably. The new system combines weather prediction and analytics to forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy. >>View Article

August 13 -- Some people may have done a double take on July 11 when they saw me and fellow members of the Atlanta Tea Party celebrating next to the Sierra Club as it was announced that Georgia’s largest energy provider will invest in a huge increase in solar power. Why was the Tea Party rallying with groups across the aisle like the Sierra Club? >>View Article

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