Tag Archives: alternative energy
Harnessing the Wind

How Wind Power Transformed an Ohio Community (Video)

Clean energy doesn’t just protect the climate – it has the potential to save communities, too. That’s what happened in Ohio’s rural Van Wert County. In an area where just seven years ago farmers were struggling, factories were closing, and unemployment was high, now hundreds of wind turbines are creating jobs and big tax revenues […]

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Give the People What They Want: Clean Energy

Americans are definitely getting the message about the benefits of wind and solar energy. According to a new survey by renowned Harvard political scientist Stephen Ansolabehere, the vast majority of Americans prefer renewable energy sources to fossil fuels.   As quoted in this PV Magazine article, Ansolabehere found that “Americans want to move away from […]

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Rural Cooperative’s Solar Success Story Leads the Way for Other Small Utilities

Around the country, large utility companies are getting into the solar market. But one of the biggest success stories comes from one of America’s smallest utilities – Farmers Electric Cooperative in Greenfield, Iowa.   By keeping purchase and installation options low-cost and in-house, and offering a feed-in tariff (one of the first in the country) […]

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Acceptance of Climate Change Is At a New High – Here’s How to Keep It Going

According to a new poll conducted by reinsurance giant Munich Re, 83 percent of Americans now believe that climate change is occurring. The findings, summarized in this USA TODAY article, show that acceptance is at a tipping point, and non-believers are becoming a small minority.   The poll also found that 71 percent of Americans […]

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The Oil Lobby, Astroturfing, and the Power of Messaging

Support for clean energy is growing across the country – 71 percent of Americans now feel alternative sources like wind and solar are our best defense against climate change. The messages being sent by climate leaders and communicators are clearly working – and they have the oil industry running scared.   As Businessweek recently reported, […]

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In U.S., Alternative Energy Bill Does Best Among Eight Proposals

In U.S., Alternative Energy Bill Does Best Among Eight Proposals

Gallup's recent poll reveals that out of eight top actions Congress could take this year, Americans most favor an energy bill that provides incentives for using alternative energy.   The support comes from all parties, showing this is a non-partisan issue; 93% of Democrats, 82% of Independents, and 75% of Republican agree that they want an […]

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