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Renewable-Energy Standard Works

March 21 -- Most companies on the Fortune 100 list have adopted policies to increase their use of renewable energy. The reason is simple: Renewable energy is good business. America’s largest, most-successful businesses know that renewable energy diversifies their energy supplies, which, among other benefits, can smooth out the volatile price-swings common among traditional energy sources. Renewables also reduce companies’ long-term operating costs. >>View Article

Green Jobs Grow Four Times Faster Than Others

March 20 -- Clean-energy jobs make up a small part of U.S. employment, but a new federal report shows they are growing much faster than other work, even healthcare.In all, so-called green jobs accounted for just 2.6% of all employment that year, but a comparison with 2010 data shows that these jobs grew at four times the rate of all the others combined. >>View Article

Energy Security Trust Faces Big Sticking Point

March 20 -- President Barack Obama will face an uphill climb in Congress with his bipartisan proposal to steer offshore drilling revenue into research on green energy and natural gas, key observers signaled Tuesday. A major sticking point: the administration’s unwillingness to expand drilling to areas like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which would provide substantial revenue for the Energy Security Trust.  >>View Article

Electric Vehicles Here To Stay

March 19 -- The electric vehicle is a smart choice that allows Atlanta to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. More than 1,700 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are registered in Georgia, with roughly 90 percent here in the metro area. >>View Article

Hydropower A Great Energy Source

March 18 -- It’s hard to beat hydropower, at least when a dam is already in place. Few dams are built anymore in the United States, but existing ones turn out generally moderately priced electricity for customers lucky enough to be able to use it. >>View Article

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