Senator Catherine Pugh: Obama Administration Takes Historic Step Toward Solar Equality, But Much Work Remains

To date, the benefits of solar power have tended to accrue primarily to wealthier families, while low-income families continued to struggle with rising energy costs. Many low-income families face a "heat or eat" dilemma. [Read more...]

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – July 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report! [Read more...]

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SunEdison Spinning Yieldcos

by Debra Fiakas CFA

Two weeks ago TerraForm Global, Inc. filed yet another amendment to its S-1 registration statement as the SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE:  NYSE) spinout grinds forward with its initial public offering.  TerraForm is a collection of SunEdison’s renewable energy properties, primarily its solar, wind and hydro-electric power generation facilities around the world.  The current portfolio sums up to over 1,400 megawatts in total generating capacity, of which over 900 are spoken for through power purchase commitments that cover the next 19 years.    On a pro forma basis, the assets produced $298.9 million in total revenue, providing $44.1 million in net income.    [Read more...]

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XPRIZE: Wiggling Wind Power

You've heard all the gripes about wind turbines: they're ugly, they're expensive to build and maintain, they make weird noises, and they kill birds. Might there be another way to capture the power of the wind without relying on traditional windmill designs that have their roots in the ninth century? [Read more...]

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Gabe Elsner: The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel & Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

The economics of clean energy technology are rapidly changing and, as a result, fossil fuel and electric utility companies are increasingly concerned ...

Read more: Cleantech, Clean Energy, Front Groups, Utilities, Fossil Fuels, Americans for Prosperity, Manhattan Institute, Strata, Utah State University, Institute for Energy Research, Citizens' Alliance for Responsible Energy, State Policy Network, Marita Noon, Heartland Institute, Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Peabody Energy, American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Green News

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4 Steps to a Naturally Happy Workplace

The average Australian works 40 hours a week. How they feel while they are at work, therefore, has a big impact on how they feel during the other parts of their life. Being content and happy at work depends on a number elements and one of those, surprisingly, is nature. [Read more...]

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Frances Beinecke: Clinton’s Bold Clean Energy Plan Is Within Reach

Clinton's leadership on clean energy and climate action stands in stark contrast to the entire field of GOP presidential candidates. Only two Republican hopefuls acknowledge the science of climate change. [Read more...]

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Peter Getty: Farms of the Future: Forget Sun and Soil, It’s All About LED

For centuries, farmers have been dependent on weather, short growing seasons, fluctuating supply and demand cycles, and a host of environmental factors that make the farming business one of luck as much as agricultural acumen. [Read more...]

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Ned Sullivan: Energy Highway Loses When it Comes to Public Policies

I've written previously about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Energy Highway" initiative--the proposal to build high-voltage transmission lines through New York's Hudson River Valley.

Read more: Hudson Valley, Energy, Renewable Energy, Electricity, Green News

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Major US Corporations Pledge To Increase Renewable Energy Usage, Decrease Carbon Footprint

Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations are announcing at least $140 billion in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints as part of a White House initiative to recruit private commitments ahead of a United Nations climate-change summit later this year in Paris. [Read more...]

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