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Vice President Joe Biden didn’t hold back his disbelief in last night’s debate against his Republican challenger, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Calling Ryan’s comments “malarkey,” Biden smiled incredulously, shook his head, and interrupted with rebuttals throughout the night. Energy didn’t get much play in the debate. But when the topic did come up, it gave [...]
Bloomberg reports that short selling in green stocks has been increasing and is nearlyfour times the short selling in the S&P. In November, 17% of shares in the 35 stocks that make up the Wilderhill New Energy Index are soldshort, up from 16% last month and 15% in September. That compares withthe 4.4% short ratio [...]
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a regional electricity provider inNew York, has resolved a common problem that has plagued numerousutilities across the countries: too many people want to install a solarhome energy system. Since 2000, LIPA’s Solar Pioneer Program has offered a per-watt solar rebate to customers who install solarphotovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems. When [...]
Many Florida homeowners who applied for rebates when installingenergy-efficient air conditioning and solar energy systems as part ofthe Florida Solar Rebate Program have waited quite a while for thatcheck in the mail. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the program expired at the end of June, its funds having run out months before. Over 10,000 applications were [...]
The California Public Utility Commission has awarded a $1.5 milliongrant to finance Cogenra Solar’s full scale 272 kW demonstrationprototype of solar hybrid co-generation of heat and electricityprototype. Intended for the mid-sized commercial market, the prototypeaims at reducing solar costs by producing both electricity and heat from one unit. The solar-cogen comprises of a long narrow [...]
SolarWorld Americas, the sales and marketing arm of the largest and most experienced US solar electric panel manufacturer, announced a strategic alliance with Renewable Social Benefit Funds (RSB Funds) to offerno-money-down financial arrangements to educational institutions so that they can immediately tap plentiful and clean energy from the sun andaccrue financial savings to stretch their [...]
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has selected six "transformational"energy research and development projects to receive $9.6 million fromthe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects round out the selections made by the Department of Energy‘s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The projects include two solar research initiatives. Teledyne Scientific& Imaging LLC, based in [...]
The Department of Energy has announced that it will distribute $62million among various businesses with an eye on furthering concentrating solar power technology. Concentrated solar power projects arealready being developed in some U.S. states, and they also exist in ahandful of countries like Spain. The technology uses large numbers ofmirrors to concentrate sunlight that is [...]
As of April 22, a new batch of Vermont solar rebates is available.The Vermont Small-ScaleRenewable Energy Rebate program has been reopened, thanks to $5.25million in funding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).We’ll cut right to the chase: what does this mean? Simply put, homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits andgovernment entities may apply to receive rebate [...]
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded New York communities $40 million infederal stimulus funds to help property owners implementenergy-efficiency projects and small-scale renewable energy projects. New York City and the New York State Energy Research and DevelopmentAuthority and a consortium of 14 northern Westchester towns, led byBedford, N.Y., received grant awards through the federal [...]
How long does it take for a thriving solar industry to find uses for$4 million? About three hours, it turns out. On Friday, one of two solar rebate programs in Massachusetts opened to applications at 9:00am and closedbefore noon, all of its quarterly-allocated funds having been spokenfor. The Commonwealth Solar Stimulus Program funds solar installationsfor [...]
Koch Industries is the second largest privately heldcompany in America and as revealed by Greenpeace they are guilty ofcrimes against the environment as well as being a leading supporter ofclimate denial groups. Koch industries has a dismal environmental record and to add insult to injury, they are pouring almost $50 million dollars per year into [...]
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