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Association Blames Partisan Politics

Association Blames Partisan Politics

Concerned by lingering debate on the energy bill and what they call misrepresentations of ethanol as a contributor to rising gas prices, the National Corn Growers (NCGA) sent letters to the White House and congressional leadership aimed at dispelling ethanol myths and urging members to put politics aside and get to work on passage of a comprehensive energy bill.
Tourists Respond Positively to Wind Farms

Tourists Respond Positively to Wind Farms

Nine out of ten tourists visiting some of Scotland's most beautiful spots say the presence of wind farms makes no difference to the enjoyment of their holiday, and twice as many people would return to an area becauseof the presence of a wind farm than would stay away, according to a poll carried out by MORI Scotland.
US solar snapshot by Climate Nexus

US solar snapshot by Climate Nexus

The US solar industry is booming, asserts Climate Nexus, which compiled this US solar factsheet in advance of Congress meetings on bankrupt solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra. The following points were gathered by Climate Nexus to dispel the opinion that Solyndra's failure is representative of the entire solar power ecosystem in the US.
Treasury Secretary Announces Tax Break on Hybrid Cars

Treasury Secretary Announces Tax Break on Hybrid Cars

Many will benefit from U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow's recent announcement of up to $3,400 in tax credit for those who purchase the most fuel-efficient vehicles. Most currently available hybrid vehicles qualify for the tax credit, which was enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and which includes advanced lean-burn technology vehicles as well.
Gore: U.S. Can Get 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 10 Years

Gore: U.S. Can Get 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 10 Years

In an effort to get American citizens and policymakers to think more aggressively about combating climate change, former Vice President Al Gore challenged the U.S. to procure 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources within 10 years.
The German government finalized the FIT reduction program

The German government finalized the FIT reduction program

The discussion about reducing FIT shrouded over Germany like a cloud. The argument finally dispelled the clouds and saw the sun. Both sides of German Bundestag and Bundesrat have reached a compromise. Merkel government claims that they will deserve development space for the photovoltaic industry and ensure the new installation capacity for 2.5 to 3GW. The maximum total subsidy is […]
Trump Should Address Climate Instability as National Security Threat It Is

Trump Should Address Climate Instability as National Security Threat It Is

Reports at the beginning of February that President Trump is proposing a more than 70 percent budget cut to the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, within the broader context of his subsidies to the coal and nuclear industries and efforts to sabotage solar markets, should dispel any remaining illusions regarding his intentions.
Sun Farmers of Canada

Sun Farmers of Canada

Utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power is breaking ground on Canadian soil and dispelling myths about the viability of this energy resource in "the North." From the electricity market, to manufacturing and education, the PV industry is becoming an increasingly safe bet in Canada. The focal point of this action is Ontario, where the provincial government's Standard Offer Program has spurred courageous investors forward in the brand new niche of solar farming.
Oregon Potato Chip Producer Uses Solar Power

Oregon Potato Chip Producer Uses Solar Power

The roof over the Kettle Foods potato chip production line in Salem, Oregon, is now a solar power plant. Kettle Foods, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE), and the Oregon Department of Energy announced the completion of the Northwest's largest industrial solar installation at the food processor's facility.
The Solar Industry Needs Branding To Foster Mainstream Acceptance

The Solar Industry Needs Branding To Foster Mainstream Acceptance

A number of recent articles including Dr. Boreinstein's study from UC Berkeley and a feature in the Economist questioning the cost effectiveness of solar, have sparked some serious debate amongst solar enthusiasts and have served to propagate false impressions about solar in the public arena.