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John Farrell - March 26, 2015

Lifting State Limits on Local Power

In the first half of 2014, distributed local solar power constituted over 25 percent of new power plant capacity. This impressive growth continues several years where solar power has...

Holbert Janson - March 24, 2015

Wind Project Adds 200 Megawatts to Texas Grid

EDF Renewable Energy, a leading power producer in the green energy sector, has announced that its Hereford Wind Project reached commercial operation on December 22nd, 2014. The Hereford...

Tom DeRosa - February 26, 2015

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Nobody Won

Left, Right, Left, Right... It's been a long battle. More than five years of bickering by both sides. A Republican-led Congress took office almost two months ago, and they, along with...

Leslie Blodgett - February 20, 2015

Geothermal Visual: Capacity Factors for Assorted Energy Systems

“Capacity factor” refers to a measure of actual output over a period of time. Capacity factors for various types of energy systems, as recorded by DOE and NREL, are given in the visual...

Jack Dawson - February 19, 2015

Enjoy the Double Advantage of Energy Efficiency and Saving Resources

Global warming is a term that pervades all international forums ranging from economics, food security, and energy production to security. Such is the importance of this debate that...

Doug Young - February 16, 2015

Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker BYD Seeks Jump Start with Asset Sale

Struggling electric car maker BYD (HKEx: 1211; Shenzhen: 002594) is starting to look a bit desperate, announcing a major asset sale just days after it received approval for a stalled...

Tom DeRosa - February 11, 2015

Nuclear: Is It Clean and Green?

Nuclear energy has been, and still is, a vital part of the current U.S. energy picture. It has provided a steady baseload energy source for decades, and this may continue - it is projected...

John Farrell - February 05, 2015

Big, Expensive Power Plants Undermine a Clean Energy Future

With the rich history of cost overruns in the nuclear industry, Xcel Energy and Minnesota regulators shouldn’t have been surprised when the retrofit cost for the Monticello nuclear...

UnThink Solar - January 29, 2015

What Solar Marketers Can Learn from Tesla’s “Insane” Mode

Tesla gets enough press attention, so I’ve never written about them as a topic for solar marketing. Then I learned about Tesla’s “Insane Mode,” and I couldn’t resist writing about it...

Gavi Keyles - January 27, 2015

First Week of February is "Solar Education Week"

Across the country, college campuses are diving into sustainability issues: campus divestment movements, solar cars and Mt. Trashmores are just a few examples of how college students...

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