Pause in mandate for clean energy chills alternatives The Blade, January 14, 2015 Ohio’s two-year timeout on its mandate that utilities get more of their power from renewable and advanced technology sources has dampened investment in what were once booming solar and wind industries in the state, according to a study released Tuesday. The nonpartisan […]
Cleantech, Climate in the Spotlight at the State of the Union Allison Donnelly for Zondits, January 22, 2015 The State of the Union address is an opportunity for the President to comment on where the nation stands, but more than that, it sets the tone for the policy issues that the administration wants to pursue. […]
10 cities aiming for 100 percent clean energy Mother Nature Network, January 12, 2015 Scientists have been fairly unequivocal in their warnings that we must ditch fossil fuels entirely if we are to have any hope of reversing climate change. Yet despite significant progress in the last year, historic announcements like the China-U.S. climate pact are still pushing a […]
That’s why the Army is overhauling Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, with a series of wind turbines, thousands of solar panels and a new irrigation system, saving the installation millions of dollars a year in energy costs.
Michigan currently has renewable and efficiency goals for the state. These goals require that 10% of electricity should come from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2015, and utilities are complying with this standard. Recently, some lawmakers tried to circumvent these rules.
The government adopted a broad catalog of measures, ranging from new subsidies for homeowners who insulate their houses to mandatory emissions cuts for energy producers. Berlin said the steps would ensure Germany meets its target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 40% from their 1990 level by 2020–a goal twice as ambitious as the European average and one that appears…
After a slow rollout for the Coachella Valley Association of Governments’ energy-efficiency loan program, Indio and Desert Hot Springs have invited a competing program to make a play for valley homeowners.