Tag: clean energy


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Retail investment in clean energy is starting to flourish. Historically, investments in clean energy were only available to institutional investors. Recently, access has become available to retail investors through new investment vehicles such as solar bonds. On Nov. 18, Clean Read more…


This month, the Wisconsin PSC voted two to one to approve fairly drastic rate change proposals from We Energies that will make it more difficult and expensive for customers to go solar.   The proposed changes, approved without apparent modification, include: Read more…


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Scaling up investment in developing nations to reduce the hardships of climate change poses many challenges. The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, an international forum for improving social and economic policies, produced a report exploring this urgent situation in Read more…


Residential PACE, an innovative clean energy financing program, is making a comeback in California. With the establishment of a state loss reserve program designed to address FHFA’s concerns, this week CaliforniaFIRST launched a massive residential PACE program for 17 counties and Read more…


This political campaign ad from the woman running against Mitch McConnell for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky reminds me of an important issue—perhaps the only important issue—driving the ultimate success of the renewable energy industry in this country: the Read more…


New York solar is on a tear! Following on the heels of a massive NY-Sun extension and “Reforming the Energy Vision” process, lawmakers are now considering a shared clean energy bill to help renters and others go solar.  This week, the Read more…


The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) recently released its 2013 Year in Review.  Researched and published by the Heslin Rothenberg law firm, CEPGI is a quarterly report on clean energy patents granted in the United States. CEPGI has been tracking green patent trends Read more…


With the recent release of the National Climate Assessment, the threat of climate change has never been clearer. Addressing this will require a fundamental transition away from fossil-fuel sources of energy in favor of renewable energy technologies like wind and solar power. Electric Read more…


Starting this month, 20,000 Sonoma County, CA, electricity customers will get more renewable power at a lower cost than from their previous utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. More of their $180 million in energy expenses will stay in the local Read more…


Despite strong stakeholder support and policymaker leadership, Connecticut’s shared clean energy legislation will not move forward this year. This is merely a speed bump on the road to shared solar success in CT. We are excited about how far we Read more…


Clean energy resources, like wind, solar, and energy efficiency, have certain key advantages over traditional, fossil fuel-based resources: they don’t require expensive, polluting fuels or large capital investment, consume little to no water, generate negligible carbon emissions, and are easily Read more…


In June 2013, President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University where he laid out both the case for action on climate change and the steps his Administration will take to address it. The Climate Action Plan that the President Read more…


Automobiles are among the biggest sources of air pollution in the world. According to a report by the Environment Protection Agency, roughly 75% of carbon monoxide emissions in the USA today come from automobiles. Overall, cars and other on-road vehicles Read more…


The UAE and the United Nations announced on Monday that a 2-day high level meeting will be held in Abu Dhabi on May 4-5 to encourage greater action and ambition by world leaders at the Secretary General’s Climate Summit in Read more…

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