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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 […]

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    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 […]

    6 Ways Efficiency Programs Saved Californians $850 Million in Just 2 Years

    6 Ways Efficiency Programs Saved Californians $850 Million in Just 2 Years

    By Lara Ettenson As 2013 draws to a close, it’s a good time to highlight how California is trying new ways to help homeowners, businesses, governments and industries cut energy waste while continuing a 40-year record of energy efficiency success. The state’s four largest privately owned and nearly 40 publicly owned utilities (with the help of […]

    Baucus Proposes Consolidation of Energy Tax Credits, Preserves Wind PTC Through 2016

    Baucus Proposes Consolidation of Energy Tax Credits, Preserves Wind PTC Through 2016

    U.S. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus. Photo credit: Center for American Progress Though the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee chair says he wants to revamp the nation’s energy tax credits, a draft he presented Wednesday shows his preference to let some expire while consolidating others. There are currently 42 energy tax incentives, including 16 […]

    How Solar Panels Can Boost Your Home’s Value by Nearly $6,000

    How Solar Panels Can Boost Your Home’s Value by Nearly $6,000

    Plenty of additions can add to a home’s market value, and a roof with solar panels is no exception. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory‘s (LBNL) Electricity Markets and Policy Group released a report with the numbers to prove it, too. According to LBNL, home values can increase by $5,911 for each kilowatt (kW) of solar energy […]

    24 Senators Fight to Extend Wind Credit Set to Expire End of Year

    24 Senators Fight to Extend Wind Credit Set to Expire End of Year

    Photo courtesy of Shutterstock As the calendar continues ticking on a vital renewable energy tax credit set to expire in two weeks, 24 U.S. senators sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance in hopes of preserving jobs, investments and a path to clean energy. While the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and its […]