July 11 -- Developers will spend more than $134 billion annually by 2020 on solar-energy systems, up 51 percent from this year, as falling panel prices make electricity produced from sunlight cost-competitive with power from other sources, according to a report from Navigant Consulting Inc. (NCI) >>View Article
July 11 -- During the last week, I have received more than 500 letters from Georgians concerned about the possibility of Georgia going the way of California with the vote the Georgia Public Service Commission will make this morning.
Fear about a renewable portfolio standard for green energy has thrown many of my friends on the “right” into a panic. I feel I should clear this up. >>View Article
July 11 -- Climate change is one of the greatest challenges society faces and it is becoming more acute every day, threatening not only our environmental health, but economic prosperity and political stability worldwide. Just last month the Scripps Institution of Oceanography indicated that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) – a record high. Understandably, the scientific community is alarmed by this tipping point and its implications for the environment and sea-level rise. >>View Article
July 11 -- A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors says the state's energy production from all sources has doubled since 2007.
The 16-member EmPower North Dakota Commission says it set a goal in 2007 to double the state's energy production by 2025. >>View Article
July 11 -- Clean-energy investment rose 22 percent in the second quarter from the prior three months as increased spending in the U.S., China and South Africa countered a slump in Europe.
The $53.1 billion invested in the industry was still less than the $63.1 billion spent in the same period a year earlier as Europe’s spending fell to the lowest in more than six years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Investment in the region shrank 44 percent from the first quarter to $9.5 billion. >>View Article
July 10 -- Clean energy in the Palmetto State has the potential to generate thousands of jobs and attract millions of dollars in capital investment. We have all the assets to lead the country in clean energy, but we also need leadership. >>View Article
July 10 -- Google may not seem like an energy company, but it sure is acting like one. Through more than $1 billion in investments and through large contracts for renewable power, Google has become the most significant player in the energy business outside of actual energy companies and financial institutions. >>View Article
July 10 -- Solar photovoltaic installations in the US have passed the 10 gigawatt plateau, making it the fourth country to reach that level of solar power. >>View Article
July 10 -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate retired Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn as assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for energy, installations and environment. >>View Article
July 9 -- Even five years ago, putting up 58 turbines to harvest the wind gusting across the rolling hills of the Palouse in northern Whitman County wouldn’t have made economic sense. >>View Article
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