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More Solar in CA? Ruling Says “Yes!”

2.1 Gigawatts of Solar Potential Will Power Nearly 500,000 Homes Last week the California Public Utility Commission (PUC) unfettered 2.1 gigawatts of additional solar power potential, enough clean energy generation for nearly 500,000 homes. In their May 24 clarification ruling on the calculation formulas for net metering (NEM) the commissioners ruled for the solar industry,…

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Energy Use in Average Home, $$$ to Cut Use will Bring Jobs, Green Prosperity

Reporting from Environmental Leader and Bloomberg, “$500B Plan for U.S. Green Building Retrofits Touted.” The United States can build a low-carbon economy by retrofitting existing homes and businesses for energy efficiency, which would reduce waste and pollution, jumpstart an economic recovery, create good jobs and deliver energy cost savings, while reducing global warming, according to…

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More Studies Extol Virtues of Green Jobs, reports Green Inc.

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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President Obama touts solar energy at tour of Nellis Air Force Base

(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) On his tour today of the photovoltaic array at Nellis Air Force Base, President Obama saw first-hand how solar energy is being used to generate clean electricity supplies – including 25% of the base’s total power. Located in Las Vegas, NV, the Nellis Air Force Base solar array generates more than 30…

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American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 Adds Amendment Supporting State Adoption of Feed-In Tariffs

Among amendments added to the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) of 2009, H.R. 2454, yesterday is important legislation for the solar power industry.  Yesterday’s votes at the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of global warming and energy legislation included an amendment passed which ”gives states the ability to adopt ‘feed-in tariffs’ for…

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Congressional subcommittee looks at solar development

The Desert Sun reports today, “Congressional subcommittee looks at solar development.” Excerpt: Witnesses in today’s Congressional subcommittee hearing today said it would take multi-agency cooperation to balance expanding renewable energy with environmental and land disturbance concerns. Today’s nearly three hour hearing, by the Energy and Minerals Resources subcommittee, started around 9:30 a.m. at the University…

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U.S. economic stimulus to boost renewable energy

Source: WASHINGTON (Reuters) Feb. 12 For Full Story: U.S. economic stimulus to boost renewable energy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After weeks of debate, Democratic leaders in House of Representatives and the Senate have reached an agreement on an economic stimulus package that would pump billions of dollars into “smart grid” projects and renewable energy. The $789…

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Breaking Down the “Energy” Projects in the President’s Stimulus Bill

Fast Company Magazine brings us an excellent resource to review the projects, including energy, in the Stimulus bill and how the list was generated.  View writer, Chris Dannen, full artile here, “Breaking Down the “Energy” Projects in the Stimulus.” Commercial Solar Power Installation in Poway, CA by HelioPower Here is an excerpt: Most of the projects…

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Solar Energy Poised to Put Americans Back to Work

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) outlined this week the key policies that President-elect Obama and the Congressional leadership must address to expand the use of solar energy and help put over 1 million Americans back to work by 2011. HelioPower Technicians Onsite for Solar Ground Mount Project in 2006   SEIA released “Solar Energy: A Blueprint for…

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Why clean energy is still a good bet

Marc Gunther, Senior Writer at Fortune Magazine, logged today’s media article, “Why clean energy is still a good bet.” Despite falling oil prices and the credit crunch, green technology investors remain bullish. Here is an excerpt from his excellent article, for the full piece click here. Chico, CA retail building installation by HelioPower (Fortune) —…

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“Go Solar, Baby, Go Solar!”

By Glenna Wiseman The fifth annual Solar Power conference concluded last week, ending what most believe was an outstanding success for the show.  425 companies exhibited, with a waiting list of 450, explained Julia Hamm, executive direct of SEPA and chair of the event, in the opening day ceremonies.  She told the audience the event…

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Finally, Federal ITC Support for Solar, Wind, Green Energy Pass Today

As part of the Economic Recovery Bill, the Federal Incentive Tax Credits supporting the expansion of solar, wind and other sustainable energy technologies in the United States was passed today on the Hill.  Breaking news from the Wall Street Journal…”House Passes Bailout Bill on Second Try:” U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers wary of growing signs…

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US Senate Passes Renewable Energy Tax Credits, House Could Pass Bill This Week

Breaking news, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from RenewableEnergyWorld.com: “US Senate Passes Renewable Energy Tax Credits, House Could Pass Bill This Week:” HelioPower commercial installation for Dos Molson in Poway, CA The United States Senate on Tuesday voted by an overwhelming majority to extend the Production (PTC) and Investment Tax Credits (ITC). The tax measure was…

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