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Earlier this week, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed SB 1456 into law, a utility-backed bill that could give Oklahoma utilities carte blanche to slap new fees on rooftop solar customers or small wind generators. The Week called the move “The Read more…


Another win for team solar! Georgia consumers and solar businesses won a big victory last week with the state’s major utility, Georgia Power, stripping a proposed solar fee from its current rate case. This new charge would have amounted to Read more…


Here’s an article that’s illustrates what happens when regulators get clever in creating incentives for environmental stewardship and responsibility: smart people work around them, unintended consequences result, and windfall profits occur in random places that have nothing to do with Read more…


Europeans believe climate change is an even greater threat than the current economic crisis, and second worldwide only to poverty, a new poll says. According to the Eurobarometer poll, which was conducted in June, 89 percent of respondents said climate Read more…


President Barack Obama’s chief science advisor, Professor John Holdren has stated that it is unlikely that congress will pass a bill that will put a tax on carbon emissions. Speaking at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement Read more…


(Reuters) – A top Pennsylvania Republican rejected a Democratic-sponsored plan for taxing natural gas production on Wednesday, vowing to stop a bill that he said would drive energy companies out of the state. The opposition will force Governor Ed Rendell, Read more…


The German government plans to tax airline passengers as much as €26 ($33) per flight as part of a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental impacts of the aviation industry and to generate revenue. Passengers will be required t…


The enthusiasm is building — we’re just a few months from the U.S. launch of the first electric vehicles aimed at mainstream consumers. Nissan is touting the success of the registration program for its upcoming Leaf EV, boasting 13,000 orders Read more…


By now there’s little debate that the technology used to obtain oil in deeper waters was developed and rapidly put into use before safety technology could keep up. As we’ve noted, that’s a development that regulators allowed, despite their concerns. Read more…


Since 1981, France has had a true high speed rail service, the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse).  We here in the US are only about 30 years behind the French in the regard…and counting.  As US politicians continue to dither Read more…


The movement towards zero emission electric cars is gaining a tremendous amount of momentum. As we move into 2010, practical electric vehicles for the vast majority of the public will be available late in the year with the release of Read more…


Project finance within renewables – solar in particular – has made great progress over the past few years with the introduction of the solar PPA, and with financiers developing longer term operating data from which to base their financial models. Read more…

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