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After much delay, offshore wind power set to sail

June 28 -- It’s been 12 years since the first offshore U.S. wind farm was proposed for the Massachusetts Nantucket Sound, but so far, not a single turbine has been put up. The struggles to get the Cape Wind project built stand in stark contrast to the torrid growth of the U.S.’s onshore wind industry — and the success of offshore wind in Europe. >>View Article

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Tout Health Benefits Of Solar And Wind In Eastern U.S.

June 27 -- Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have concluded that Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania are the best U.S. sites for solar and wind power plants in terms of their ability to provide health benefits to people in the area. Wind and solar achieve greater health and climate benefits in these regions than in traditional solar powerhouses in the Southwest and California because, in those locations, they replace electricity generated by coal plants, the researchers report. >>View Article

Americans tired of volatile gas prices, want more renewable fuel

June 27 -- With summer driving season here, a new public opinion poll gauges the consumer impacts of constantly fluctuating gas prices and reveals what Americans think is the solution: renewable fuel. The survey, conducted by Research Now and commissioned by Fuels America, identifies specific budget items families give up when they are faced with high gas prices, and their attitudes around oil, renewable fuel and the impacts both have on the economy and our environment. >>View Article

5 Leading-Edge Efficiency Programs in the US

June 26 -- The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has just completed its third national review of exemplary efficiency programs. With over 60 programs being recognized, one thing is clear: energy efficiency programs have taken off with remarkable speed over the last few years. >>View Article

The Next Tesla Or SolarCity

June 26 -- Speaking at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street this morning, Andrew Shapiro, the Founder of Broadscale Group, presented his ideas on how small clean energy companies can succeed: Collaborate with big corporations.  That does not mean going cap in hand looking for the cash those companies can bring, but forging collaborative partnerships where interests are aligned with a corporate investment, and leveraging the reach and scale of those companies to rapidly achieve scale that entrepreneurs have trouble finding on their own. >>View Article

ACORE Offers Strategies to Boost Renewable Energy Investment

June 26 -- A new study was released by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), and Climate Policy Initiative at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street, where hundreds of leaders from the renewable energy industry convened to discuss the current state of renewable energy finance. The study titled "Strategies to Scale-Up U.S. Renewable Energy Investment" highlights the role of policy at the state, federal, and regulatory level in unlocking record levels of private capital in the industry during the past decade. The paper also explores policies that would significantly increase private capital into renewable energy development. >>View Article

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