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Flood Destroys Solar Living Center

Flood Destroys Solar Living Center

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] On December 31, 2005, the Solar Living Center sustained $150,000 damage by the worst flood to hit Hopland, California, in over 50 years. While the Solar Living Institute’s (SLI) interns were rescued by boat, the devastation to the site from being eight to ten feet underwater for many hours is staggering: the geodesic dome that housed the Interns burned […]
NRDC Helping to Seed Resilient Energy in Puerto Rico

NRDC Helping to Seed Resilient Energy in Puerto Rico

Last September, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico destroying most of the island’s energy infrastructure. Puerto Ricans then had to endure the largest and longest blackout in U.S. history.
Puerto Rico Closer to New Energy Policy; Revitalized Power Grid

Puerto Rico Closer to New Energy Policy; Revitalized Power Grid

More than a year after Hurricane Marie swept through Puerto Rico, destroying the electricity grid and leaving some without power for months, a new report released last week highlights specific recommendations for policymakers interested in helping to transform and future-proof the grid.
Solyndra Sues Suntech Over Claims of Solar Antitrust Conspiracy

Solyndra Sues Suntech Over Claims of Solar Antitrust Conspiracy

Solyndra LLC, the bankrupt solar- panel maker that received a $535 million U.S. government loan guarantee, accused Suntech Power Holdings Co. and other Chinese companies of destroying it by running an illegal cartel.
Useful Idiots Make for Bad Energy Policy

Useful Idiots Make for Bad Energy Policy

The fossil fuel industry has a lot going for it. An absolute imperative to have some form of energy. Long-standing relationships across the bureaucracy to get what it wants. Money. Power. But one of its true secret weapons is the Useful Idiot. A Useful Idiot can be relied upon to reflexively oppose any alternative to oil-and-gas, and on environmental grounds. […]
Scottish Micro Hydro Project Developers Charged with Destroying Mussel Habitat

Scottish Micro Hydro Project Developers Charged with Destroying Mussel Habitat

Developers of a 1.5 MW mini hydro project in a Highland Perthshire glen are facing fines up to US$245,000 for killing a protected species and causing long-term environmental damage to Scotland's River Lyon.
Will Natural Gas Kill American Renewables?

Will Natural Gas Kill American Renewables?

Fossil industry leaders such as T. Boone Pickens like to tout America’s abundant supplies of natural gas. And of course, they’re right. Due to such robust supply, current prices for the stuff are very, very low. As the Department of Energy’s Natural Gas Weekly notes, there is an enormous price gap right now between natural gas and oil. For 1 […]
Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market

Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market

We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the three-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. For cellulosic jet fuels, two gallons under the cellulosic waiver credit provision and two gallons under the cellulosic production tax credits.
In Face of Climate Change, Major Wildlife Group Calls for Renewable Energy

In Face of Climate Change, Major Wildlife Group Calls for Renewable Energy

Climate change is altering and destroying important habitats that America’s migratory birds depend on and urgent action is needed to change that dangerous "flight path," including rapid development of renewable energy sources, according to a new report released yesterday by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
Will Solar, Storage Arrival In Puerto Rico Be a Breakthrough?

Will Solar, Storage Arrival In Puerto Rico Be a Breakthrough?

The U.S. solar industry is about to airlift rooftop solar panels and batteries to Puerto Rico, where more than 90 percent of homes and businesses remain without electricity after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid. The first plane of supplies is set to leave this week.