Casella Back In The Dumps, But Ready To Pick Up?

by Debra Fiakas CFA

Casella Plants Flag in Waste-to-Energy

The solid waste collection and disposal industry has been transformed by the building enthusiasm for waste recycling.  Founded in 1975, Casella Waste Systems (CWST:  Nasdaq) has been around to experience a lot of change and has been quick to get on the bandwagon.  The company is a self-described recycler and resource manager as well as a solid waste collector. [Read more...]


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Japan Installs 11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years

Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an incentive program to encourage investment in renewables, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.



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The Untapped Potential of Solar Schools in Massachusetts

School districts across America are beginning to see the light, as they realize the potential of solar energy. From providing learning opportunities for students to safeguarding teachers’ jobs, solar is proving to be a valuable addition to any school district. Prepared by The Solar Foundation with data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (



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The Next 25: Energy Storage Crossing the Rubicon in Texas

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the forum for energy storage stakeholder engagement, and has been an active and tireless proponent for the advancement of the energy storage industry for the last 25 years.  And what a change those years have brought.   From humble beginnings, when eight pioneering U.S. power utilities sent their executives t



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German Scientists Break Thin-Film PV Solar Cell Record

Everybody loves a new world record, even more so when that record hints at the possibility of enormous strides in solar power energy generation. According to information coming out of the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, scientists there have once again snatched up the title as creators of the highest performing thin-film PV cell in the world.



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Stacy Clark: Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I

With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?

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Steven Cohen: It’s Time to Abandon the Delusion of a Carbon Tax

The real battle -- and the one we should be fighting -- is not over the economics of carbon, but over public funding of the basic research needed to make the transition to a fossil fuel-free economy. [Read more...]



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SolarCity or Vivint Solar?

By Jeff Siegel

In as soon as five years, you could be living right next door to a power plant.

Actually, even closer. The power plant could be operating from right inside your home. [Read more...]


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Changing Cement Formula for Concrete Could Reduce Related CO2 Emissions Up to 60 Precent, Whilst Making a Better, Stronger Material, Says MIT Research.

Analysis of material’s molecular structure leads to a new formula that could cut greenhouse-gas emissions.


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How My Neighbor Larry Captures and Sequesters Carbon Dioxide.

Keep plant waste from decaying to remove CO2 from the air. Make something with that carbon to build new industries.


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