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IKEA Continues to Lead in Solar Energy Installations

IKEA Continues to Lead in Solar Energy Installations

IKEA has commenced work on a new solar panel array that will double the amount of generation at a store just outside, Boston, MA. The retailer, which installed solar projects on 39 of its 44 U.S. locations last year, recently began work on a 58,575-square-foot addition to its Stoughton, MA location. The addition will make space […]

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    Find the Closest EV Charging Station to Your Home

    Find the Closest EV Charging Station to Your Home

    Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) users in the U.S. have 6,601 public stations where they can charge their cars. Good thing, since year-to-date EV sales are up by a monstrous 447.95 percent compared to this time last year, EV Obsession reported. Also, the National Auto Dealers Association predicted that EV prices would drop by 30 percent this […]

    Solar Heating and Cooling Could Save $61B, Create 50,250 Jobs By 2050

    Solar Heating and Cooling Could Save $61B, Create 50,250 Jobs By 2050

    Brandon Baker The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) believes the nation could save $61 billion in energy costs by 2050, creating 50,250 jobs along the way. The Solar Energy Industries Association released a comprehensive new report this month outlining ways to create 50,250 new American jobs and save more than $61 billion in future energy […]

    The Future of Offshore Wind in the U.S.

    The Future of Offshore Wind in the U.S.

    Yale Environment 360 By Dave Levitan In June, after years of offshore wind power projects being thwarted in the U.S., the first offshore wind turbine began spinning off the U.S. coast. The turbine was not a multi-megawatt, 400-foot behemoth off of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, or Texas—all places where projects had long been proposed. […]

    Renewable Energy and Economic Growth Go Hand in Hand for Massachusetts

    Renewable Energy and Economic Growth Go Hand in Hand for Massachusetts

    Paul Batistelli As the American economy begins to recover, some might argue that renewable energy has played a role. In Massachusetts, the clean energy industry has caused significant growth. Jobs in the state’s clean energy sector have increased by 24 percent since 2011, according to the latest report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). […]

    Greentown Labs: Helping Entrepreneurs Solve Big Energy Problems

    Greentown Labs: Helping Entrepreneurs Solve Big Energy Problems

    Stefanie Spear I had the opportunity earlier this month to meet the people behind Greentown Labs and many of the entrepreneurs growing their business ideas at this Boston, MA-based cleantech incubator. Greentown Labs enables entrepreneurs to create game-changing energy technologies that will transform the way people live, work and play. With a focus on creating […]

    Solar Crowdfunding a Solution to Energy Poverty

    Solar Crowdfunding a Solution to Energy Poverty

    Sierra Club By Justin Guay We have two broken systems—energy and finance—which conspire to support a coal fired centralized grid that never reaches the poor while driving dangerous climate change. That means 1.3 billion people around the world won’t escape the dark, and we’ll fry the climate, unless we disrupt these systems and deploy distributed […]

    Clevelanders Celebrate Community Support of Offshore Wind Farm in Lake Erie

    Clevelanders Celebrate Community Support of Offshore Wind Farm in Lake Erie

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that its POWER Pledge program to build local stakeholder support for the development of an offshore wind farm on Lake Erie has received more than 4,500 signatures from people living and working in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, U.S. […]