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  • Solar Partnership Generates Cash, Credibility for Community Groups
    Community groups and businesses that value environmental stewardship are building their reputation and earning cash through a unique partner program. Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a community solar developer with projects in eight states, is building a nationwide network of partners that aspire to make the world a cleaner, more sustainable place f
  • ?Solar Super Bowl? Highlights Importance of Renewable Energy
    No matter who you?re rooting for in this weekend?s Super Bowl, solar energy is going to come out on the winning side. For the fourth time in just three years, a major professional sports championship will be decided on Sunday by teams which have invested significantly in clean, dependable solar energy, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis
  • 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for Germany's Energiewende
    What a difference a year makes: Germany's transition to renewable energy showed positive forward momentum, with increasing energy production from renewables, increased exports, decreased carbon emissions, and decreasing consumer prices. The ruling German CDU-SPD coalition is now pushing energy producers to improve on a new front: efficiency.  2014
  • Turning Waste into Energy in Oregon: City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Clean energy alchemy is happening in Oregon, turning waste into clean, renewable energy. With technical and financial assistance from Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy, the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant?s energy management team is making this water resource recovery facility the first in the Pacific Northwest t
  • ?Shout Out For Solar? Can Send Powerful Message to Lawmakers
    With the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) set to expire at the end of 2016, we need to dramatically step up our efforts to shine a bright light on the amazing success of solar energy in America.  Next week, with the new Congress just sworn in, these efforts will begin in earnest. Supported by both business and environmental groups, hund
  • Colorado Utility Leads the Way for Community Solar
    An electric cooperative on Colorado?s Western Slope was the first utility in the U.S. to give community-owned solar a chance in 2010. Four years and 2.6 megawatts (MW) later, it was a decision that helped revolutionize the way individuals and businesses go solar nationwide.  A member-owned cooperative, Holy Cross Energy (HCE) provides electricity t
  • SMUD?s Community Renewable Energy Deployment Program: Partnering for Results ...
    The Community Renewable Energy Deployment (CRED) program at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has developed four innovative local renewable energy projects, providing up to 5.6 MW of additional clean energy generation to SMUD?s customers. The projects bring local economic and environmental benefits though the creation of jobs, increa
  • Fact Sheet: Renewable Energy Job Numbers
    A 2013 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found 3.4 million green jobs in the United States at the end of 2011. This is the latest data available from BLS, due to the elimination of its Green Careers program. On March 1, 2013, the across-the board spending cuts referred to as sequestration, required by the amended Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, came into effect. As part of those budget cuts, BLS stopped offering all ?measuring green jobs? products.
  • Movie Time! The Most Watched Videos on in 2014
    As the holidays wind to a close and we ring in the new year, sit back and relax with your favorite libation and enjoy our most popular videos of the year. We guarantee you will learn something new.
  • How Can Business Owners, Schools and Municipalities Benefit from Community So...
    Operating a business, running a school and performing municipal services can require massive amounts of energy. As the cost of electricity increases, more business owners and commercial entities are looking for a way to lower their bills. Solar energy is an attractive option, as it not only reduces electric bills but also provides a financial payba
  • Energy Storage and Biofuels Top Most Commented Art...
    The online community of readers who visit is an important aspect of the news and information that we offer renewable energy stakeholders. We often post news that we feel will get people to view important topics from new angles, offering insights and opinions about technology, policy and more. Often that leads to engaging and informative discussions that add even more value to the article that we have posted.
  • The Connecticut Green Bank?s C-PACE Program: Low-cost, Long-term Financing fo...
    The Connecticut Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program enables commercial, industrial, and multi-family building owners to access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings. These upgrades save property owners money and increase property values. The Connecticut Green Bank launched Connecticut?s
  • Will States Take Over Demand Response Markets in the US?
    How will demand response (DR) be compensated in wholesale energy markets under NY?s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative in the wake of the DC Circuit Court?s decision vacating Order 745, and how will the bulk system respond to cuts in peak demand with the growth of distributed energy generation (DEG)? How will FERC?s role change as regulat

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