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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 [...]
As I expected the “No More Solyndras Act” was just passed in the House: Republicans on Friday pushed a bill through the House shining a campaign-season light on the most conspicuous failure of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package. The bill would phase out federal loan guarantees like those that went to the now-bankrupt solar power [...]
18 Massachusetts municipalities have been designated “green communities” by Governor Deval Patrick. On December 18th, the state Department of Energy and Environmental affairs announced the status to the following towns in Massachusetts – Boston, Dedham, Easton, Gardner, Gloucester, Harvard, Hatfield, Marlborough, Medway, Milton, Newburyport, New Salem, Scituate, Swampscott, Watertown, Wayland, Williamstown, and Winchester. The new [...]
California may be doing more than any other US state so far to reducedependence on fossil fuel energy and emissions. This week California yet again took great strides toward a low-carbon economy, cracking down oncarbon emissions while also moving to ensure fossil fuels are replacedwith renewable power sources. On Thursday as I’ve written previously, the [...]
The Obama administration, on Monday, gave a nod for a massive solar project in the state of California. The 1,000-megawatt solar project on federal land in Southern California will be the largest solar project everbuilt on U.S. public lands. The approval of the project marksthe beginning of a boom in solar power on federal lands, [...]
With offices in Fairfield, Connecticut, Brightstar Solar is one of only 35 Approved Installers for the CT Solar Lease Program. Connecticut is the only state that provides a rate-payer supported residentialleasing program to its residents. It is a unique program that takesadvantage of the state’s generous solar rebates and combines it with savings from the [...]
On Monday February 8th San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom signed legislation for a Property Assessed Clean Energy programto take effect in San Francisco. Under this program $150 milliondollars will be made available for lending out for many green projects.Property owners can use these funds for solar and wind energyinstallations to boost energy efficiency, and even [...]
Peco Energy Co.’s plan to purchase solar renewable energy credits(SRECs) to help meet its alternative energy goals has just been approved bythe Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The utility has proposed anSREC purchasing plan to last for the next ten years, and its approvalis another excellent step forward in Pennsylvania’s solar market. Pecosays it will purchase [...]
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