Renewable Energy

Coalition Slams Duke Energy for Funding Voter Suppression Laws and Dirty Energy Policies

Coalition Slams Duke Energy for Funding Voter Suppression Laws and Dirty Energy Policies

Energy Action Coalition A coalition of environmental, democratic reform and civil rights groups released an open letter to Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers today, calling on him to stop funding voter suppression by dropping the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) before the Democratic National Conference. The groups signing today’s letter and launching public petitions include: […]

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    Long Island Town Builds Unparalleled Energy Park

    Long Island Town Builds Unparalleled Energy Park

    Kyle Rabin The Town of Hempstead’s energy park. Question: What do you get when you cross a majestic 100-kilowatt (kW) wind turbine with a hydrogen fueling station, a solar house, a pair of solar trackers (high-tech solar electric panels that follow the sun’s daily path across the sky), a 60-kW solar field, a solar-powered carport […]

    Cincinnati Dumps Duke Energy

    Cincinnati Dumps Duke Energy

    Phil Radford and Sandy Buchanan Today, Duke Energy found out that more than 50,000 commercial and residential electricity users in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio are dumping Duke and shifting to 100 percent clean energy. Cincinnati is a trendsetter: it is the first city in Ohio, and the first of its size in the nation, […]

    Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

    Survey Yields Surprising Results about Americans’ Energy Concerns

    Civil Society Institute The common wisdom is wrong—There is no political “fault line” that divides Americans along party lines when it comes to clean energy issues and solutions. Majorities of Republicans, Independents and Democrats agree that the U.S. should move away from its reliance on dirty energy sources that foul the air and water and […]

    The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

    The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

    Center for American Progress By Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon The U.S. Department of Commerce early next week will issue a preliminary verdict on a trade petition filed by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. That petition alleges that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells and modules by providing cash grants, tax rebates, […]

    Biomass Energy May Accelerate Global Warming

    Biomass Energy May Accelerate Global Warming

    Southern Environmental Law Center A new study of southeastern forests in the U.S. finds that in the long run, burning wood instead of fossil fuels to make electricity can reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but not soon enough to prevent worsening the conditions leading to global climate change.    The study also shows that […]

    ACTION: Help Extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

    ACTION: Help Extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

    American Wind Energy Association By Peter Kelley At the end of last year, we fought hard to extend the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) as part of the payroll tax extension bill. Our federal legislators heard us loud and clear—and we were included on the short list of provisions to be extended through that […]

    For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

    For California, a Healthy Economy Is a Green Economy

    Natural Resources Defense Council This week, Gov. Jerry Brown outlined his policy priorities for the coming year, one that will see California poised to make history by implementing its groundbreaking climate and clean energy law, increasing water reliability, restoring a troubled and neglected Bay-Delta ecosystem, and investing in low carbon fuels that reduce the state’s dependence […]