September 11 -- Harvesting homegrown wind power improves our energy security and reliability by diversifying our energy mix and keeping energy costs low for consumers. For Americans to continue reaping these benefits, however, Congress must extend the renewable Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit as soon as possible. That will provide wind power with the critical policy stability Congress has provided to other energy sources for the last 100 years. >>View Article
September 11 -- Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. >>View Article
September 11 -- For years, California's largest greenhouse gas emitters have known what was coming under AB 32, our state's pioneering climate and clean energy law. Many have planned accordingly and have been doing things like implementing energy efficiency programs that positively impact the bottom line. However, some are making a last-ditch effort to change the rules. >>View Article
September 11 -- Google Inc. and SunEdison have finalized a $145 million investment in an 82-megawatt solar plant in Kern County, Calif., that could power as many as 10,000 homes. >>View Article
September 9 -- This month, one of America's most accomplished "naval persons" in recent memory will attend a well-deserved christening ceremony in his honor for a new submarine, SSN 785 John Warner. U.S. Senator John Warner is a true American hero, having served his country as a Navy enlisted sailor, a Marine lieutenant, Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. As there are few people in this country, let alone the rest of the world, with such a resume, I am particularly encouraged by Senator Warner's latest endeavor: fighting the threat climate change presents to our armed forces and our nation. >>View Article
September 9 -- Continuing their assault on Obama administration efforts to protect public health and fight climate change, House Republicans are staging a show-trial on Tuesday, giving voice to naysayers from around the country who are predicting doom and gloom. >>View Article
September 9 -- The state of New Jersey is on track to lose $500 million by the year 2020 since Gov. Chris Christie's administration pulled out of a “cap and trade” regional emissions program, state environmentalists announced today. >>View Article
September 9 -- Instead of lending to just the government or some faceless corporation, what if your bond mutual fund also helped to vaccinate kids around the world? Or helped finance a clean water project or solar energy farm? >>View Article
September 8 -- Long stymied by high costs and local opposition, offshore wind is finally nearing takeoff in the Untied States as 14 projects enter "advanced stages" of development, the Energy Department reports.
Two of the projects — Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts and Deepwater's Block Island off Rhode Island — have moved into the initial stages of construction while the others have obtained a lease, conducted extensive studies or obtained a power purchase agreement. Nine are located on the East Coast. >>View Article
September 8 -- The modern era of solar electricity got under way in 1954 as Bell Laboratory scientists unveiled a “solar battery” made from silicon that was used to power a toy Ferris wheel and a radio. >>VIew Article
- As Coal Jobs Leave Kentucky, Where Are the Renewable Energy Jobs?
- Disputed Efficiency Subsidies Lower Energy Costs for Oregonians
- Despite Intense Policy Uncertainty, Advanced Biofuels Reached an Inflection Point in 2014, Spurring Sustainable Economic Growth and Reducing our Reliance on Foreign Oil.
- First Corn Waste Ethanol Plant Opens in Iowa
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