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Officials Celebrate $47M Federal Grant for Wind Farm Off Atlantic City

August 8 -- A wind farm off Atlantic City is $47 million closer to reality as local and state officials celebrated a federal loan for the long-gestating project.

“The Fishermen’s Energy Atlantic City wind farm has the potential to become the first … wind project in the United States. And that could potentially make Atlantic City the birthplace of offshore wind in America,” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said in an appearance Thursday at Steel Pier alongside Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, state Sen. Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo. >>View Article

Haley Praises Solar Energy Initiatives

August 8 -- Standing under an array of solar panels outside a Columbia outfitters store Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley praised South Carolina’s recent efforts to make power from the sun easier for businesses, utilities and homeowners to utilize. >>View Article

People Want Smarter Energy Choices

August 6 -- If you think backing renewable energy might be a good idea for the U.S. economy, then you’re not alone—not by a long shot.

A slew of studies have emerged recently, painting a clear picture of public opinion on renewable energy. Though the positive findings from both the public and business leaders are not surprising to many, the broader conclusions tell a great deal about the growing prominence of the clean energy economy: renewable energy deployment in the U.S. is now drawing overwhelming support. >>View Article

My View: Good for Business, Good for Economy

August 6 -- Some national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline. These arguments are not tenable. >>View Article

Every State Can Be a Solar State

August 6 -- The toxic politics of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules on coal plants were on full display last week, with protests at public hearings in Denver and Pittsburgh. Behind those fights is a more interesting policy question: How much more power can the country reasonably hope to get from renewable energy, without making electricity unaffordable? >>View Article

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