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Hawaii

Hawaii Continues Unprecedented Growth in Energy Efficiency

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits As most of us may guess, Hawaii leads the nation in solar panels per capita. But there is still a substantial percentage of the market that cannot participate in solar programs. To increase participation, the legislature passed a law mandating utilities to create community renewables programs. However, the utilities had

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Energy Investments Get Results

Clean Energy Investments Pay Off Big Time, New Study Shows NRDC, November 15, 2016 Some have contended that driving down climate-altering carbon pollution inevitably means hefty cost penalties for utility customers, as renewable energy and energy efficiency replace fossil-fueled power plants (many on the verge of extreme old age), but my former NRDC colleague Sierra

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Ways to Reduce a Company’s Energy Spending

The top tech to cut energy costs and emissions? You may be surprised Green Biz, March 4, 2015. Image credit: ErikaWittlieb Based on revenues gains last year in the various advanced energy segments — including solar, wind, gas turbines, biofuels, energy storage and building efficiency technologies — the last grabbed the biggest share of revenues, at

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Is the Public Utilities Commission Killing the Rooftop Solar Market in Nevada?

Nevada’s Solar Bait-and-Switch New York Times, February 1, 2016 In late December, the state’s Public Utilities Commission, which regulates Nevada’s energy market, announced a rate change drastic enough to kill Nevada’s booming rooftop solar market and drive providers out of the state. Effective Jan. 1, the new tariffs will gradually increase until they triple monthly

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GE Dives into Energy Efficiency with Current

Gita Subramony for Zondits, October 14, 2015. Image credit: Hans-Jörg Aleff GE is spinning off a new company, Current, that ties energy efficiency with Internet technology. The new company’s focus will be on incorporating systems such as lighting, solar arrays, and energy storage via GE’s Predix platform. The business model will offer not only efficient products

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Renewable Energy Tax Credit Set to Expire at the End of 2016

Wind, Solar, and the Renewable Energy Tax Credit ACHR News, August 31, 2015. Image credit: Tax Credits An existing federal tax credit for residential renewable energy systems, specifically solar, wind, and geothermal, is set to expire at the end of 2016. The NEWS has covered what this means for the burgeoning geothermal market extensively, but the

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The First Step Toward a Vehicle-to-Grid Power System

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, July 20, 2015. Image credit: stux Although some particularly tech-savvy individuals were able to hack their Nissan  Leaf electric vehicles (EVs) to provide back-up power for their households during Hurricane Sandy without the manufacturer’s help, Nissan has announced an official vehicle-to-household (V2H)  system for US owners providing two-way charging support. This will allow

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