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Solar Business Booming In New England

August 28 -- Business at downstream solar photovoltaic (PV) companies is growing exponentially in the Northeast, as home and property owners, spurred by government incentive programs, increasingly grow to realize and appreciate its value. >>View Article

Clean Energy Law Drives Innovation, Creates Jobs, Attracts Investments

August 27 -- A quality cost-benefit analysis looks at real costs and real benefits, using recognized economic models that have been peer-reviewed. The recent analysis commissioned by the California Manufacturers & Technology Association to look at Assembly Bill 32, our state's landmark clean energy law, misfires on both sides of the cost/benefit equation. And its underlying model takes serious departures from accepted economic modeling. >>View Article

 

America’s Military Renewables Plan Fast-Tracked And Mission Critical

August 24 -- This months’ announcement from the White House calling for green energy bids and its plan to fast-track wind and solar projects delivered a clear message that renewable energy is something the American military – and its government – whole-heartily believes in. The federal government’s Renewable Energy Partnership Plan (Plan), headed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of the Interior (DOI), is pushing new project development on and near numerous military installations to the tune of $7 billion dollars. >>View Article

Clean Energy Companies Are Powering Economic Recovery And Job Growth

August 24 -- A few years ago, Craig Winn launched a new company with two employees and a good idea: leverage the auto industry’s engineering prowess to improve solar manufacturing. Three years later, the Michigan-based company has hired nearly 50 workers and doubled its production capacity. The secret to its success is using precision techniques from car manufacturing to make the metal frames that hold solar panels. Business has been so good the company is opening a new plant in Ohio this year. >>View Article

Sun-Powered Sundays: Solar Comes To The NFL

August 23 -- A ribbon of glowing Jets-green shone around the top rim of MetLife Stadium last night. Later, the ring turned big blue for the New York Giants, a nod to the fact that two teams share not only a $1.8 billion stadium but also that stadium’s newest gee-whiz feature. >>View Article

 

Boston Mayor Menino To Install Solar Panels On His House

August 23 --  Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been pushing real estate developers and property owners to make their buildings more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Now he’s going green at home, too: Menino is installing solar panels on the roof of his home to help promote a state program that makes it cheaper for residents to go solar. >>View Article

Colorado Community Solar Gardens Developer Initiative Sells Out In 30 Minutes

August 21 -- Local, smaller scale solar PV project developers are showing very strong interest in building so-called “solar gardens” in Colorado. So many applied for Xcel Energy’s Solar Rewards Community solar gardens program this past week—the first time it’s been opened to project developers—that the utility had to close the application window just 30 minutes after it opened. >>View Article

Racers Say Ethanol Is One Cool Track Fuel

August 19 --  What is the best way to counter ethanol’s naysayers? How about throttling up race car engines to drown out the critics’ pessimism about the clean, renewable energy source? Ethanol is one cool fuel, and that’s worth roaring about. >>View Article

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