June 12 -- Dole Plantation, one of Hawaii’s most-visited attractions with more than 1 million visitors each year, has gone solar to help it reduce its energy costs by 30 percent, a spokeswoman for the Oahu pineapple plantation told PBN. >>View Article
June 11 -- A mistake is sitting on Gov. John Kasich’s desk. It’s called Substitute Senate Bill 310. If Kasich signs it — and he shouldn’t — the bill freezes for two years state-required renewable-energy and solar-energy requirements.
Then, unless the General Assembly passes another bill, SB 310 would reapply state benchmarks in 2017 — at what would have been 2015 levels. >>View Article
June 11 -- Americans are willing to bear the costs of combating climate change, and most are more likely to support a candidate seeking to address the issue.
By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would pay more for energy if it would mean a reduction in pollution from carbon emissions, according to the Bloomberg National Poll. >>View Article
June 11 -- As the Obama administration pushes a plan to reduce carbon emissions, some S&P 500 companies in conservative states are already adapting their businesses, according to a new report released Tuesday. >>View Article
June 11 -- Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA announced Tuesday it had completed its underground geothermal work on a future store near Kansas City, Kan., which is scheduled to open in the fall.
The store in Merriam will be the second IKEA store in the nation with geothermal heating and cooling, the company said in a news release. IKEA Centennial near Denver has used the technology since opening in 2011. >>View Article
June 11 -- At a time when Congress needs to demonstrate to the American people that it can still get important things done, it has a unique opportunity to do exactly that by renewing its commitment to critical wind energy incentives. We urge the Senate to pass its package of tax incentives that includes key credits for renewable energy. In doing so, Congress can show it is still focused on priorities that matter most to the public—encouraging the creation of good-paying jobs and spurring private sector investment. >>View Article
June 10 -- For well over a century, hydropower has been a reliable, low-cost, clean component of America’s electricity portfolio. It powered the nation through the Great Depression and helped fuel our war effort during World War II, becoming a mainstay of economic growth and national security. >>View Article
June 10 -- CPS Energy’s New Energy Economy initiative has generated $622 million investments in San Antonio since its launch three years ago, according to a new study by economist Steve Nivin of St. Mary’s University and the SABÉR Institute. >>View Article
June 10 -- Tackling climate change is one of America's greatest economic opportunities. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released groundbreaking standards that will limit carbon pollution from existing power plants - the single largest source of greenhouse-gas pollution in the United States. These new standards provide an opportunity for Pennsylvania businesses and investors to innovate, reduce risks, and increase returns on their investments. >>View Article
June 10 -- Up on the roof of the First Housing building on a late May afternoon, the sun was intense, the glare punishing.
It was good for the bottom line. >>View Article
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