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Seven things you should know about Solyndra

May 29 -- No matter how hard President Obama may try, the Solyndra debacle -- and its $529 million taxpayer-backed price tag -- just won't go away. Just last week, Mitt Romney criticized Obama's economic acumen while standing in front of the company's now-closed headquarters in Fremont, Calif. >>View Article

Cheers to NC lawmakers who support REPS

May 29 -- Clean water makes better beer. We at New Belgium Brewing have known this to be true since we started commercial brewing operations in 1991 in Fort Collins, Colo. For all of the other delicious ingredients that go into our beers, the final product is more than 90 percent water. Access to the purest water is as critical to the success of our business as high-quality hops. >>View Article

Consider the full field of electric vehicles

May 29 -- It was terrific to see the attention Tom Keane paid to the all-electric Tesla in the May 21 op-ed “An electrifying ride.” The article noted that electric cars emit no tailpipe emissions, far fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are eligible for a $7,500 tax credit from the federal government. The transportation sector contributes more than a third of greenhouse emissions in the Commonwealth, and emissions from this sector are growing faster than any other. While we must do more to encourage people to walk and bike and take public transit, the fact is that people will continue to drive. So, we must ensure that those vehicles are as clean as possible. Electric vehicles fit the bill. >>View Article

Wind Power Creates Jobs, Saves Money

May 29 -- Recenlty you saw on our Facebook page some important clean energy news. MidAmerican Energy Company announced plans to invest $1.9 billion in wind energy projects in Iowa. The power company plans to install 656 wind turbines throughout the state, adding 1,050 megawatts of wind generation. >>View Article

Solar Energy's Sunny Future

May 29 -- Over the past several years, the solar industry has been trying to recover from a crash in the price of silicon—a key component in the construction of solar panels. >>View Article

Energy Facts: Solar Energy's Massive Price Drop

May 28 -- Clean and renewable energy is already cost competitive with conventional energy resources in many markets. In just the last two years, prices for wind, solar and other technologies have fallen significantly, and biofuels have helped lower gas prices. Renewables are beginning to match or beat fossil-fueled electricity on price, and with continued growth, deployment and innovation, renewables are becoming more widespread every day. >>View Article

New Bedford looks to ‘Wind City’

May 28 -- City officials and business leaders of New Bedford came to the perfect place for inspiration last month, just before they broke ground on America’s first port terminal dedicated to the offshore wind industry. For all the lament in New Bedford about the city’s high unemployment rate, Bremerhaven, Germany, had it worse. Locals once said this was a city of no hope. >>View Article


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