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What Hillary Clinton’s Clean Energy Goals Could Mean for the Climate

According to the latest polls, voters want climate action and will expect their next president to address the issue head-on. Hillary Clinton clearly understands this, based on the aggressive clean energy goals she just announced. She wants the U.S. to get 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2027, and wants to see […]

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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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New Poll: Most Americans Are Seeing the Effects of Climate Change, and Support Action

Most Americans are seeing the effects of climate change, and want people and organizations to start preparing soon, according to results released Friday by USA Today. The poll, conducted by USA Today in collaboration with Stanford University and the nonpartisan research group Resources for the Future, found that 71% of Americans have seen some effects […]

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Solar: Now for renters, too

California is opening the door for renters to receive solar savings. Some are concerned renters will struggle to get landlords to pay up-front costs for installation. Realizing this, more solar companies are offering programs that make financing easier for all income levels.   Posted 7.15.2011 on GigaOM by Ucilia Wang   California regulators have approved […]

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Solar Could Save Money, Power Half of New York City’s Peak Demand

Savings gained from solar energy use may no longer be an abstract benefit for NYC residents. The NYC Solar America City Partnership has created an interactive map that allows people to gauge cost to invest in solar and total savings on energy over time. Cumulatively, the residents and businesses of NYC have the potential to […]

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Sec. Chu Announces More 'SunShot' Details

Sec. Chu Announces More ‘SunShot’ Details

In this article about Secretary Chu's announcement of the Department of Energy's "Sunshot" initiative to bring down the total costs of photovoltaic solar energy about 75% within the next decade, Chu positions this effort as America's opportunity to win the "world race to produce cost-effective, quality photovoltaics" and "re-establish U.S. global leadership in this growing […]

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Pocono Raceway Claims Largest Solar-Powered Sports Stadium

Pocono Raceway Claims Largest Solar-Powered Sports Stadium

This article, posted today on Environmental Leader (www.environmentalleader.com), outlines NASCAR's plans to create a 25-acre solar installation that should produce 72 million kilowatts of energy over the next 20 years. This may seem like an unlikely move for NASCAR but according to a recent survey, three out of four NASCAR fans believe that everyone has […]

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