Today from Renewable Energy World: A vote could come as early as this week in the U.S. Senate on a bill introduced by Senate Tax Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) containing a one-year renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) extension and a small wind turbine investment tax credit.…

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From Solar Nation today… Solar Investment Tax Credit Bill Introduced by Senate Finance Committee …and this one might actually pass! As the train that will carry senators and representatives home for the summer vac. gets ready to chug out of Union Station, we think there may be light at the end of the railroad tunnel;…

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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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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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