Green Power Featured Blogs

Paul Hockenos - January 20, 2015

2014 Was a Pivotal Year for Germany's Energiewende

What a difference a year makes: Germany's transition to renewable energy showed positive forward momentum, with increasing energy production from renewables, increased exports, decreased...

Maria Blais Costello - January 13, 2015

Turning Waste into Energy in Oregon: City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant

Clean energy alchemy is happening in Oregon, turning waste into clean, renewable energy. With technical and financial assistance from Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department...

Rhone Resch - January 09, 2015

‘Shout Out For Solar’ Can Send Powerful Message to Lawmakers

With the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) set to expire at the end of 2016, we need to dramatically step up our efforts to shine a bright light on the amazing success of...

Emily Hois - January 08, 2015

Colorado Utility Leads the Way for Community Solar

An electric cooperative on Colorado’s Western Slope was the first utility in the U.S. to give community-owned solar a chance in 2010. Four years and 2.6 megawatts (MW) later, it was...

Maria Blais Costello - January 07, 2015

SMUD’s Community Renewable Energy Deployment Program: Partnering for Results in Clean Energy

The Community Renewable Energy Deployment (CRED) program at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has developed four innovative local renewable energy projects, providing...

Emily Hois - December 30, 2014

How Can Business Owners, Schools and Municipalities Benefit from Community Solar?

Operating a business, running a school and performing municipal services can require massive amounts of energy. As the cost of electricity increases, more business owners and commercial...

Maria Blais Costello - December 24, 2014

The Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program: Low-cost, Long-term Financing for Clean Energy Upgrades

The Connecticut Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program enables commercial, industrial, and multi-family building owners to access affordable, long-term financing...

Benjamin Falber - December 16, 2014

Will States Take Over Demand Response Markets in the US?

How will demand response (DR) be compensated in wholesale energy markets under NY’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative in the wake of the DC Circuit Court’s decision vacating...

Zachary Shahan - December 14, 2014

IKEA To Start Selling Solar Panels In Switzerland

IKEA has been selling solar panels produced by Hanergy in the UK and the Netherlands. IKEA and Hanergy just announced that they are expanding this partnership into Switzerland. Today,...

John Farrell - December 12, 2014

This Week's Vote Secures Minneapolis' Title as Climate Champion

In August 2013, Minneapolis (MN) was in the news for considering a take-over of its energy utilities. Today, they're back in the news for supporting a first-in-the-nation clean energy...

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