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UnThink Solar - June 06, 2014

What I Learned About Solar While Biking Through Tuscany

Even on vacation, I’m always thinking about solar and how it’s growing in the world…or not. So, it should be no surprise that as I biked through a small part of the Tuscany region of...

Dan Zasloff - June 05, 2014

Energy Efficiency Innovation Gets Boost Under the EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan

The recent release of the proposed Clean Power Plan under EPA section 111(d) underscores the role of energy efficiency as our nation’s least-cost resource. Demand-side management rightfully...

Rhone Resch - June 04, 2014

Solar Trade Decision Represents Threat To Industry

The news could not have been any worse. In a deeply troubling decision, the U.S. Department of Commerce today imposed new tariffs on solar modules from China that threaten to derail...

John Farrell - June 03, 2014

Envisioning an Innovative Local Electric Utility

Laboring to keep more of its energy dollars at home, community members in Boulder, CO, decided that they needed some numbers behind their vision of a cleaner energy utility.  Listen...

Benjamin Falber - June 02, 2014

DC Circuit Again Finds FERC Oversteps Its Bounds — This Time It’s Demand Response

Once again, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has overstepped its jurisdictional bounds. Last year, the DC Circuit...

Lisa Ann Pinkerton - June 02, 2014

Is Charging Scarcity Holding Back EV Growth?

At the turn of the 20th Century, it took only 13 years to replace the the horse and carriage with automobiles. A system that had dominated for centuries as a preferred means of transport...

Rhone Resch - May 30, 2014

Rapid Solar Growth Offers Hope In Fight Against Climate Change

The news couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poised to announce enhanced air quality standards for coal and natural-gas fired power plants...

John Farrell - May 29, 2014

Show Me Solar: Missouri's Opportunity for Solar Power

What can solar power do for a single state? How about 21 percent of its energy, $14 billion in economic activity, and over 150,000 jobs. At a discount to existing electricity costs....

Martin Smith - May 29, 2014

Study: Clean Energy Vocational Training Programs Have Better ROI than Traditional Degrees

Data recently released by CleanEdison indicates that the return on investment for educational paths, also called the return on education, is higher for vocational training than for...

Enphase Energy - May 28, 2014

Solar Roadways Video Goes Viral; Features Microinverter Technology

The future of solar energy is upon us, and the viral YouTube video Solar Freakin’ Roadways proves the power of solar has no boundaries. Engineering couple Julie and Scott Brusaw have...

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