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New York Makes A Big Bet On Solar Energy

August 30 -- New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) recently signed three solar energy bills that are part of the NY-Sun Initiative. The legislation provides $107 million in incentives to encourage taxpayers to increase their use of solar energy, notes the Governor’s press release. Specifically, the state has enacted several tax exemptions and credits for solar energy system equipment, a recent Bloomberg BNA Weekly State Tax Report article reported. >>View Article

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn To Receive Award For Leadership In Sustainability

August 29 -- The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is pleased to announce Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, President and CEO of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), is the 2012 Hero of Sustainability Awardrecipient. “We are honored to recognize Vice Admiral McGinn as our 2012 Hero of Sustainability,” said Joanne Keys, the Executive Director of the Alliance. “Vice Admiral McGinn has been one of the nation’s top experts on the deep connections among sustainability, national security and energy and has been a driver in getting the Department of Defense to implement sustainability practices.” >>View Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Extends Emergency Grazing To Assist Ranchers Impacted by Drought

August 29 -- As the Obama Administration continues to support farmers and businesses impacted by the drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, freeing up forage and feed for ranchers as they look to recover from this challenging time. This flexibility for ranchers marks the latest action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide assistance to producers impacted by the drought, which has included opening CRP and other conservation acres to emergency haying and grazing, lowering the interest rate for emergency loans, and working with crop insurance companies to provide flexibility to farmers. >>View Article

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

 

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