Media report from ABC TV, July 21: ARCADIA (KABC) — Southern California Edison customers could soon be facing a big jump in their power bills. The utility company wants to raise rates 25 to 30 percent to cover rising fuel costs. Customers are shocked by the big rate increase request. This is the worst possible…

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From the nation’s leaders to everyday citizens, the quest to shape a national clean energy policy in this election year is igniting participation on all levels in our country. We’ll track some of these efforts and the people involved in them here on our Helio blog. If you know of others and want them included…

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News on the solar power front likely to give a statewide boost to the installation of solar panels to generate electricity comes in from the Los Angeles Times today. Reporter, Margot Roosevelt, reports on the progressive new law in “California adopts innovative solar loan law.” Left-leaning Berkeley and right-leaning Palm Desert are unlikely bedfellows, but…

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From Renewable Energy World this week, CALSEIA Executive Director, Sue Kateley, speaks out on finding a reputable solar panel system integration firm in her article, “Solar Works, Scam Artists Don’t.” Here’s an excerpt:   Solar works. Solar products are available for your home or business that will produce electricity, heat water for your household uses…

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Solar Panel Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting Media Advisory 4.7.08 Media Contacts: Richard Matthews 951-6777-7755 Ext 110 Hebrew Academy Partners with SharpUSA and Helio Energy Solutions to Go Green in a Big Way! Solar Panel Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting Who: Stephen Koenigsberg PhD, VP, WSP Environment and Energy, Chair Dean’s Advisory Council The College…

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From today’s Sacramento News & Review, reporter John Motsinger offers up an in-depth review of the upcoming November green energy proposition, “California ballot: Betting on Big Solar – Utilities and enviros team up against Proposition 7.” We all get it. The glaciers are melting. The sea is rising. Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and…

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NY Times Op-Ed columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, addressed the state of the economy this week, in his piece entitled “Anxious in America.” He begins here: Just a few months ago, the consensus view was that Barack Obama would need to choose a hard-core national-security type as his vice presidential running mate to compensate for his…

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From the very informative “Go Solar California” site we bring you this primer on “Net Metering”: Net energy metering is a special billing arrangement for customers with renewable energy systems, such as solar electricity systems, that permits customers to get credit for the full retail value of the electricity their system generates. Under net energy…

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