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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

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

DOE Announces New University-Led Projects To Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Solar Power Systems

August 29 -- As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, which aims to drive solar energy to be cost-competitive with other energy sources by 2020, Secretary Steven Chu announced today new investments totaling $10 million over five years for two university-led projects to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies. >>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

Michigan Executive Urge Passage of Production Tax Credit

August 29 -- The top executives of two Eaton Rapids-based manufacturing firms say they are fighting their own political party in their effort to win support for the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit they see as “critical” to their operations. >>View Article

New And Improved Biodiesel Program Leads To Good Jobs

August 30 -- If you’re looking for a career change, or want to learn a practical skill that can earn a good income, you may want to check out a new program at Mid-South Community College. Students are learning how to produce biodiesel fuel and turn it into a career making good money.  >>View Article


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

Project Aims To Harness The Power Of Waves

September 4 -- About 15 years ago, this environmentally conscious state with a fir tree on its license plates began pushing the idea of making renewable energy from the ocean waves that bob and swell on the Pacific horizon. But then one of the first test-buoy generators, launched with great fanfare, promptly sank. It was not a good start. >>View article


At Fort Drum Stop, Cuomo Supports Biomass Project For Post's Energy Needs

August 7 -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday he supports an Albany-area company's effort to sell its renewable energy to the home of the 10th Mountain Division.  "We believe that this would be one of the first military bases to contract for power from a plant that's a renewable-energy plant," Mr. Cuomo said... >>More

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