March 5 -- Clean-energy advocates have long maintained that the state should ramp up its goals to produce 30 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar -- a position not favored by the Christie administration.
Legislation (S-1475) sponsored by Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer) and introduced last week. could reignite the debate between lawmakers and the administration over how expansive the state’s renewable energy goals should be. >>View Article
March 4 -- The rising cost of fossil fuels - especially this winter when LP is more than $4 a gallon - means geothermal systems make more sense than ever before, said general manager Brad Lewis. The payback on an investment in a geothermal system can be approximately five to eight years. >>View Article
March 4 -- Elon Musk has been short on the details, but one thing the founder of Tesla Motors has said he wants to see for the planned Tesla gigafactory battery plant is that it could be powered by renewable energy like solar and wind. >>View Article
March 4 -- The state’s landmark law to promote energy efficiency and renewable power sources such as wind and solar is projected to produce a modest economic benefit in coming years, including the creation of about 16,000 jobs, according to new report released Tuesday. >>View Article
March 4 -- Maine lags behind two-thirds of the states when it comes to installed solar power per capita, and it’s not for the reason you probably think.
It’s not because we are so far north or have short days in the winter. >>View Article
March 4th -- The debate over building job infrastructure and preserving the environment is a heated topic between political parties in Washington. >>View Article
February 28 -- Amory Lovins was right. In 1989, the American physicist noticed a misprint in a report of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission: negawatt for megawatt (MW). He borrowed the word to describe power saved through conservation or efficiency measures, and argued that these were the best way to meet rising demand for power, both for businesses and the environment. The first global study of such measures shows how far they have come. >>View Article
February 28 -- According to a new report, American veterans constitute 9.2 percent of all workers in the nation’s solar industry, versus just 7.6 percent of all workers in the nation. According to the researchers, this singles out the solar industry as a growing opportunity for veterans’ employment. >>View Article
February 28 -- Thirty percent of the electricity in Wisconsin would be generated by renewable sources by 2030 under a plan called the Wisconsin Renewable Energy Act, introduced this week by four members of the state Legislature.
The state now is on track for 10 percent renewable energy by 2015. >>View Article
February 28 -- More people in North Carolina turned to solar energy in 2013, making it a record year.
According to a new report on solar use in the Country, North Carolina had the second largest increase in solar capacity last year. >>View Article