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U.S. solar installations jump in first quarter

June 12 -- The U.S. solar industry continued its healthy growth in the first quarter, according to a new industry report out Tuesday.  The U.S. added 723 megawatts of solar power from January through March, up 33 percent from the same period in 2012, according to the report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. >>View Article

How to Attract Private Investment in Clean Energy

June 11 -- Like a fresh wind setting in motion the blades of a giant turbine, a new idea for encouraging the development of clean energy has blown into the U.S. Congress. It is to allow renewable-energy companies to form master limited partnerships, a business structure that has long worked to attract investment capital to the oil and gas industry. Legislation in the Senate has support from Republicans and Democrats alike, not to mention the White House. We think it’s a neat idea, too. >>View Article


The business case for wind power: Opinion

June 11 -- People sometimes ask why an Internet company like Google has chosen to invest in the Atlantic Wind Connection — a multi-billion-dollar electric transmission “backbone” designed to carry power from offshore wind farms. The answer is simple: At Google, we believe investing in renewable energy makes business sense. >>View Article

Join Us: 2013 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Finals

June 11 -- Tune in on energy.gov this Tuesday and Wednesday (June 11-12) for coverage of the 2013 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. Now in its second year, the initiative is inspiring university teams across the country to create new businesses to commercialize promising energy technologies developed at U.S. universities and national labs. >>View Article




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