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- Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency?
A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency. In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are ?wide disparities [?] in the extent to which electric utilities currently deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency.? To find the source of these disparities, look n
- The Keystone XL Pipeline: Nobody Won
Left, Right, Left, Right... It's been a long battle. More than five years of bickering by both sides. A Republican-led Congress took office almost two months ago, and they, along with many Democrats, made the XL Pipeline one of their top priorities. Meanwhile, almost no other issues have been discussed, virtually no other legislation has passed. It
- West Virginia Legislation Poses Serious Threat to Rooftop Solar
Is it politics at play? Or is it simply a case of sloppy drafting? Whichever the case, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a tough choice to make in the next few days. Legislation now on his desk, HB 2201, could jeopardize the future of rooftop solar in the state by rewriting West Virginia?s net-metering policies. Regardless of the motives of t
- A Call for Multi-State Collaboration on US Offshore Wind
The disappointing news that the Cape Wind project might never be built highlights a stark conclusion: U.S. offshore wind policy isn?t working. After nearly fifteen years of planning, policy making, and contentious debate, the 430-MW wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod was dealt a sharp blow this past January when National Grid and Northeast Utiliti
- Financing Residential Solar PV: What's the Best Choice?
The number of residential solar PV installations has increased rapidly in recent years, due in part to the emergence of financial products that give homeowners the ability to spread out the costs of going solar over time. Coupled with state and federal incentives that help reduce the costs of PV systems, new financing approaches are helping homeown
- Nuclear: Is It Clean and Green?
Nuclear energy has been, and still is, a vital part of the current U.S. energy picture. It has provided a steady baseload energy source for decades, and this may continue ? it is projected that U.S. nuclear plants will last another 50+ years. If you?re interested in clean energy generation, then at least nuclear isn?t a dirty fossil fuel like coal,
- Utility-Scale Projects Helping to Power Solar Growth
In a new report, the Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted the success of the Loan Programs Office?s solar projects, saying that since it financed its first five utility-scale projects in 2011, 17 additional projects have come on line without the use of loan guarantees. The report coincides with today?s dedication ceremony of Desert Sunlight,
- Five Landmark Renewable Energy Projects from Around the World
Several enormous renewable energy infrastructure projects ? the kind that kick-start revolutions ? have been completed over the last few years. They may have their difficulties, and they may not be the perfect model for the future, but at the very least they serve as a reminder that some corners of money, power and influence are fighting the good
- Getting Homeowners to the Yes: 8 Expert Tips To Speed Up the Solar Sales Pro...
It?s safe to say that solar doesn?t have a public image problem. Polls show that an overwhelming percentage of Americans support solar power. The New York Times recently reported that the cost for solar continues to go down. In fact, solar is increasingly becoming cost-competitive with conventional fuels in many parts of the country. Still, the Sol
- 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