A 4th of July message from Repower America… This Independence Day, we have a lot to celebrate — including a major victory for our planet. The historic vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act in the House of Representatives last Friday moves this bill to the Senate. Now, we must continue to build…

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff today issued its first annual program assessment report to the State Legislature for the California Solar Initiative, the country’s largest solar incentive program.  The report details the progress of the program and its accomplishments to date. In January 2007, California launched an unprecedented $3.3 billion program with the…

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The historic clean energy bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, H.R. 2454, passed the House of Represenatives today, June 26, 2009 by a vote of 219 to 212.  The bill will now move to the Senate. Repower America reports “The House of Representatives has just passed a landmark bill that will…

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SolarPlaza.com June 24, 2009 Interview: Sue Kateley, Executive Director, CALSEIA CALSEIA’s mission is to expand the use of all solar technologies in California and establish a sustainable industry for a clean energy future. CALSEIA’s biggest challenges for 2009 and 2010 is to expand the market for PV, notably in the untapped distributed generation market and…

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From Green Inc, a New York Times blog dedicated to Energy, the Environment and the Bottom Line, comes this post, “More Studies Extol Virtues of Green Jobs.” Following on the heels of a study from the Pew Charitable Trusts last week, two more reports from a broad coalition of environmental groups and research institutes suggest…

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A bill in the California state senate would allow people to who own solar-powered homes and businesses to sell excess power back to utilities. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us under current law utilities now get that power for free. Under current law consumers with solar panels can reduce their utility bill to $0…

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HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions, will join representatives from leading energy related firms at the upcoming West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC).  EMC is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users.  The event will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center,…

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