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What’s Right with New York: A Primer on New York’s REV Proceeding

What’s Right with New York: A Primer on New York’s REV Proceeding

Allison Donnelly, ERS, for Zondits. Image credit: Unsplash / 8180 images This is a good time to be working in clean energy. Nationwide, the costs of rooftop solar, LEDs, electric vehicles, and other sustainable technologies are coming down at an impressive rate. Technologies that once seemed to be on the fringe are becoming mainstream – even

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Removing the Barriers for Clean Technology Gains

Here’s the No. 1 Problem With Renewable Energy Financing Fortune, May 17, 2016 Predicting growth in the renewable energy sector can be problematic. With continuous stops and starts from a policy perspective, and the unpredictable pace of technological advancement, it’s hard for financiers to know how—or when—their investments will pan out. “First off the most

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Innovation vs. Mandates in the Energy Industry

Energy: technology and free markets beat mandates The Hill, May 4, 2016 Bill Gates is the latest prominent thinker to suggest that it is wrong to achieve our clean energy goals with a carbon tax, or even greater government intervention in the energy marketplace. Gates believes we would be better served by focusing on the

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Paying People to Cycle to Work

Cash for cycling? Polluted Milan wants to pay commuters to bike to work The Guardian, February 27, 2016. Image credit: ImpronteDigitali But now Italy’s economic powerhouse, Milan, is seeking to bring back the bicicletta by paying people to cycle to work. The move follows the announcement in December of a €35m (£27m) government fund for sustainable mobility

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Stockholm Maps Their Way to Becoming Fossil Fuel-Free

Stockholm Wants To Ditch Fossil Fuels By 2050 Triple Pundit, February 25, 2016. Image credit: mariannakrarup0 Clean transportation and energy must expand What is Stockholm doing to achieve its environmental goals? The simple answer is plenty. Transportation is a key element of the city’s plans. Many Stockholm residents drive what Vision 2030 describes as “clean vehicles,”

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Firing Up the Clean Energy Race with the Energy Materials Network

U.S. Department of Energy Launches $40 Million Effort to Improve Materials for Clean Energy Solutions US DOE, February 24, 2016. Image credit: Comfreak The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of its Energy Materials Network (EMN), a new National Laboratory-led initiative that will give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global

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Regulatory Issues Hamper Clean Energy in Nevada

Gita Subramony for Zondits, January 6, 2016. Image credit: tpsdave Last week Marketplace reported on how solar customers in Nevada might end up paying more on their utility bills even though they use less energy from the grid. What’s going on here? Abundant sunshine in the Silver State created high demand for solar arrays. However, the

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Paris Climate Talks Push Clean Energy Further

Whatever happens at Paris talks, clean energy gathering steam The News & Observer, December 1, 2015. Image credit: JH Images.co.uk As the Paris climate talks begin, the die is already cast: The world is going to move toward cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. The question for U.S. policymakers is whether the world’s biggest economy gets

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