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IRENA: Biomass Could be 60% of World's Renewable Energy

Biomass could make up 60 percent of the world’s renewable energy sources – one-fifth of the globe’s total energy supply – by the year 2030. That’s according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which forecasts a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in the report titled, “Global Bioenergy Supply and Demand Projections for the Year 2030.” >>View Article 

Mass. 'Clean Energy' Sector Keeps Growing, Report Says

The state defines the sector broadly, encompassing everything from advanced technology to home insulation. The report, by the Wrentham office of California-based firm BW Research Partnership, estimates that clean energy firms employed about 88,000 people in the fiscal year ended June 30, up 10.5 percent from the nearly 80,000 who worked in the industry in the previous fiscal year. >>View Article 

How the West Was Won and How Congress Can Win America's Energy Future

Featuring the 21st century bonanza in the West, a new report released at the recent Renewable Energy Finance Forum details the rapid spread of renewable energy across the western states. This study by the American Council On Renewable Energy solidifies a theme familiar to the West — lucrative opportunities are drawing droves of pioneers, investors, and entrepreneurs to lay claim to abundant western resources. >>View Article 

Wisconsin Utilities Shouldn't Limit Clean Energy Choice

Three Wisconsin utilities — We Energies, Madison Gas & Electric and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. — are pushing for policies that harm the ability of businesses and homeowners to adopt solar energy. Specifically, third-party leasing and net metering face a severe setback pending a decision by the state's Public Service Commission. On the surface, the efforts of Wisconsin's utilities may seem innocuous. Yes, the terms are technical, but the impact would be significant for the state. >>View Article 

Ohio Lawmakers' Short-Sighted Efforts to Derail Efficiency and Renewables Standards Hurt State's Future

September 26 -- Let's set aside the nonsense that climate change is not "proven." If proof constitutes a nose on a face, we have proof.

"Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth's surface than any preceding decade since 1850," Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told this week's special U.N. climate summit in New York City. The summit attracted more than 120 heads of state. >>View Article

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