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Top 5 U.S Green Business Schools

Top 5 U.S Green Business Schools

Here are the top five business schools for those seeking to maximize the likelihood of securing an environmentally oriented job. This list was compiled by by US Green Technology and they are presented in ascending order by the cost of tuition cost. Portland State University School of Business Administration The MBA program at this school


“Stop the War on Coal Act” Passed

The House Republicans recently passed H.R. 3409, the “Stop the War on Coal Act” that supposedly counters the Obama Administration’s hostility to coal jobs. Although it won’t pass the Democratically-controlled Senate, it’s part of their election year messaging, along with Solyndra. Obama has promised to veto the bill if it does get to his desk. The bill would “protect coal


Take This Solar Haters: U.S Solar Market Doubles!!

The solar industry never ceases to amaze! Even in these difficult economic times, it’s breaking records and making history. According to new data released today by GTM Research and The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) at the Solar Power International Conference 2012, the U.S. solar market achieved its second best quarter in history, having installed


Al Gore: Praying Obama Stays in the White House

In a sit-down interview with TakePart, former Vice President Al Gore says he “would fear for the future of our environmental policy” if Mitt Romney were elected President in November. Gore’s comments were taped in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 21, two days before the presumptive GOP presidential nominee unveiled his energy plan, which many


Mitt Romney Announces Energy Policy

Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is on the campaign trail with an environmental agenda in mind. He is laying out a series of policies today, centred on achieving energy independence by 2020. Romney hopes to do this by pursuing a sharp increase in oil and natural gas production on federal lands. The Republican hopes to


NREL’s Plan for Clean Energy Scaling

I’ve begun thinking that one of the defining questions for clean energy is, “What’s the plan?” Not a company plan, but a country plan — one that realistically maps us to an economy that gets the vast majority of its energy from wind, solar, geothermal, and that has us drastically minimizing waste. Amory Lovins has


U.S Promises $2B in Renewable Energy Loans to South Africa

Eyeing South Africa’s potential as a key export market, the US is coming up with $2 billion in financing for clean energy projects. The agreement signed this week between the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank and Industrial Development Corp. (IDC) of South Africa is aimed at supporting solar, wind and other clean-energy projects that use U.S.


Will Tesla Motors Change the World?

It’s a little bit mind-boggling to think that only a century ago, cars were just starting to become available to the average man. Fast forward to today and almost everyone in the modern world has a vehicle, if not two. Cars have become one of the most ubiquitous and important pieces of technology that we


Intersolar North America Highlights

Intersolar North America, the premier solar industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in the U.S. solar market, returns July 9-12, 2012, marking its fifth year in San Francisco. This year’s conference program offers attendees a fresh perspective on the companies and technologies that promise


Cleantech in China: An American Perspective

I met with Daniel Enking a few months ago to chat about his experience living in China and being interested in cleantech. We talked about solar thermal manufacturing, something his discusses in his personal blog, politics, the nationalism associated with cleantech, his thoughts on the how the USA and China would work together, and other


The Pros and Cons of Solar (revisited)

Researching about solar power can be overwhelming. Not only is it a big investment, but it is important to decide whether or not it is right for you. Knowing the costs and benefits of solar power may help you make that decision. Whether you are just in the information gathering stage or ready for an


Free Solar Training for Unemployed Veterans

In a previous blog post, we announced that the Veterans Retaining Assistance Program was accepting applications from veterans who needed financial help with their solar PV installation training. Although the program officially launches on July 1, 2012 acceptance letters or in military terms, Certificate of Eligibility or COE have already begun arriving for those who