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    UK Energy Minister Calls For 4 Million Solar Panels

    UK Energy Minister Calls For 4 Million Solar Panels

    One of the United Kingdom’s ministers wants the government to lead the way in deploying renewable energy—to the tune of 4 million solar panels. Energy Minister Greg Barker said he will announce plans in 2014 for the government estate and the rest of the United Kingdom, according to The Telegraph. “We need to make the government […]

    60 Percent of Americans Oblivious to Next Week’s Incandescent Bulb Phase-Out

    60 Percent of Americans Oblivious to Next Week’s Incandescent Bulb Phase-Out

    Times are about to change when it comes to lighting, but that’s been lost on most Americans, according to a new survey. Osram Sylvania’s sixth annual Socket Survey shows that six out of 10 Americans did not know that the country will begin phasing out incandescent lights next week. Stricter efficiency standards from the Energy Independence and […]

    Wind Companies Scramble to Secure Tax Credit Before Expiration

    Wind Companies Scramble to Secure Tax Credit Before Expiration

    The expiration of the wind Production Tax Credit has already become a certainty, leaving many in the industry racing against time in recent weeks to make sure they qualify. Projects have to be initiated before Jan. 1. As a result, companies are working around the clock to secure deals with turbine manufacturers and farm developers […]

    10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013 Too Important to Miss

    10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013 Too Important to Miss

    By Andrew Winston Somehow it’s already year-end, a time to look back and try to make sense of what’s happened. Creating any “top” list of stories from 12 months is nearly impossible. But as I’ve done for the last four years, I’ll attempt to summarize some of the latest stories about the big environmental and […]

    Scotland Zips Past U.S. on Road to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2020

    Scotland Zips Past U.S. on Road to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2020

    Scotland is on the fast track to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. The country got 40 percent of its power from renewable sources last year—a 24-percent improvement from 2010. To show just how far behind the U.S. is from that mark, Juan Cole skips over a nation-to-nation comparison in favor of pitting the […]

    Cuomo Announces $210 Million to Jump Start NY Green Bank

    Cuomo Announces $210 Million to Jump Start NY Green Bank

    Logo credit: New York Green Bank The State of New York jump started the deployment of renewable energy, green businesses and jobs this month with a $210 million investment. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the funding this month for the creation of the New York Green Bank to encourage power projects that use clean energy […]

    Failure to Pass Tax Credit Creates Uncertainty for Wind Industry

    Failure to Pass Tax Credit Creates Uncertainty for Wind Industry

    By Ryan Koronowski The U.S. House of Representatives has already gone on vacation back to their districts and the Senate effectively adjourned for 2013 on Friday, meaning that the one-year extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) will expire on Jan. 1, 2014. The PTC is a $0.022 per kilowatt-hour tax credit on the power that new wind […]

    Brooklyn Whole Foods Wows With Solar, Wind, EV Chargers, Greenhouse and More

    Brooklyn Whole Foods Wows With Solar, Wind, EV Chargers, Greenhouse and More

    The outside of the newly opened Whole Foods on Brooklyn, NY’s Gowanus Canal contains more examples of renewable energy and efficiency than some companies have throughout their entire operations. Solar and wind energy work together to completely power two Skypump electric vehicle charging stations and 19 LED streetlights. The Sanya SLSTM streetlights, by New York, NY-based Urban […]