June 11 -- As the Obama administration pushes a plan to reduce carbon emissions, some S&P 500 companies in conservative states are already adapting their businesses, according to a new report released Tuesday. >>View Article
June 11 -- Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA announced Tuesday it had completed its underground geothermal work on a future store near Kansas City, Kan., which is scheduled to open in the fall.
The store in Merriam will be the second IKEA store in the nation with geothermal heating and cooling, the company said in a news release. IKEA Centennial near Denver has used the technology since opening in 2011. >>View Article
June 11 -- At a time when Congress needs to demonstrate to the American people that it can still get important things done, it has a unique opportunity to do exactly that by renewing its commitment to critical wind energy incentives. We urge the Senate to pass its package of tax incentives that includes key credits for renewable energy. In doing so, Congress can show it is still focused on priorities that matter most to the public—encouraging the creation of good-paying jobs and spurring private sector investment. >>View Article
June 10 -- For well over a century, hydropower has been a reliable, low-cost, clean component of America’s electricity portfolio. It powered the nation through the Great Depression and helped fuel our war effort during World War II, becoming a mainstay of economic growth and national security. >>View Article
June 10 -- CPS Energy’s New Energy Economy initiative has generated $622 million investments in San Antonio since its launch three years ago, according to a new study by economist Steve Nivin of St. Mary’s University and the SABÉR Institute. >>View Article
June 10 -- Tackling climate change is one of America's greatest economic opportunities. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released groundbreaking standards that will limit carbon pollution from existing power plants - the single largest source of greenhouse-gas pollution in the United States. These new standards provide an opportunity for Pennsylvania businesses and investors to innovate, reduce risks, and increase returns on their investments. >>View Article
June 10 -- Up on the roof of the First Housing building on a late May afternoon, the sun was intense, the glare punishing.
It was good for the bottom line. >>View Article
June 10 -- Warren Buffett briefly lost track of how many billions of dollars his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is spending to build wind and solar power in the U.S. That didn’t stop him from vowing to double the outlay.
Describing the company’s increasing investment in renewable energy at the Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in Las Vegas yesterday, Buffett had to rely on a deputy, Greg Abel, to remind him just how much they’d committed: $15 billion. >>View Article
June 9 -- The $100 billion solar power industry is gaining a lot of attention both globally and domestically, attracting high-profile investment from Wall Street giants such as Apple, Google and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. >>View Article
June 9 -- In an era of climate consequences, the strength of our nation and our position in the world is directly dependent on our ability to build safe, secure and strong communities at home. Climate security is mission critical for our domestic and foreign policy. >>View Article
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