Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

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Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing

One third of all energy is wasted. Is PACE the solution? According to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S. and about a third of this energy, especially in older buildings, is wasted due to inefficiency. But how do we know which third, and what can we do about it? The answe

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Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives

WASHINGTON -– Representatives of an industry group representing electric companies met with staffers for members of the Congressional Black Caucus o...

Read more: Solar Power, Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Rooftop Solar Panels, Net Metering, Edison Electric Institute, Solarcity, Congressional Black Caucus, Solar Incentives Congress, Solar Incentives Black Caucus, Politics News

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Peter Getty: The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

Climate deniers argue that an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry will cream our economy. Not so.

Read more: Economy, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Costs, Carbon Tax, Solar Energy, Fossil Fuels, Green Living, Green News

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The Next Revolution: Discarding Dangerous Fossil Fuel Accounting Practices

The green revolution and, in particular, renewable energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based fuels are not waiting for viable technology — it already exists in many forms. What they are waiting for is a massive sea change in our antiquated financial accounting systems.

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David H. Bailey: Fusion Energy: Hope or Hype?

It was with great interest that we read this week of two claimed breakthroughs in the area of fusion energy, by the U.S. aerospace company Lockheed Martin and a separate team of Italian and Swedish scientists. We will continue to monitor both of these developments. [Read more...]

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Justin Guay: Millions in New Investment Cap Record Year for Beyond the Grid Solar Markets

The undisclosed amount of new funding from Energy Investment Tech will go toward building 200 micropower plants in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which will provide energy to over three million people in 6,000 villages. [Read more...]

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Peter Fox-Penner, PhD: The Missing Smart Power Chapter

This fall, Island Press released an Anniversary Edition of Smart Power, allowing me to supplement the original text with forewords from industry leade...

Read more: Resilience, Hurricane Sandy, Utilities, Energy, Distributed Generation, Solar Energy, Green News

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The 51st State: What’s Your Ideal Energy Market?

Imagine a place where there is no electricity market. No rules, no policies, no market. A clean slate. This is what the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) calls the 51st State, a new initiative to get people to think outside the box when it comes to utility design and infrastructure.

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Five Solar Stocks For 2015

By Jeff Siegel

Times sure have changed!

In 2006, I attended my first Solar Power International (SPI) conference in D.C.

It was a no-frills event but loaded with valuable information I used to help Energy and Capital readers get a jump on the solar bull market that ran from 2006 to 2008. [Read more...]

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