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…

Read More

How do the presidential candidates compare on our country’s energy policy? The Wall Street Journal took an indepth look at the policies of McCain and Obama in its recent article, “In Energy Policy, McCain, Obama Differ on Role of Government” by Stephen Power. Arizona Republican John McCain and Illinois Democrat Barack Obama say a lot…

Read More

The Washington Post just moments ago reported that the Senate failed again to extend vital Federal Tax Incentives for the green energy sector. Federal ITC measures will expire at the end of the year without further action. Washington Post: By H. JOSEF HEBERT The Associated Press Tuesday, June 10, 2008; 12:42 PM: Democrats failed to…

Read More

Word on the street is that the Senate could vote as early as today on the critically needed Federal Tax Incentives for the “green” energy sector. Industry organizations have been rallying to insure constituents contact representatives to insure this industry saving legislature is put in place. From Solar Nation yesterday afternoon:   More Than One…

Read More

From the headlines, James Prichard of The Associated Press, today reported on the price increases scheduled for June 1 from one of our nation’s largest firms, Dow Chemical. “Dow: Country in ‘true energy crisis'” reports: Dow Chemical Co. will raise its prices by up to 20 percent almost immediately to offset the soaring cost of…

Read More

Today is the National Day of Action on Clean Energy. In an effort to get American citizens to push the stalemate on Capitol Hill to an extension on clean energy tax incentives, over 100 advocacy groups have banded together to make a difference. From our friends at Vote Solar: “At a time when we should…

Read More

Chris Laszlo is the author of “Sustainable Value; How the World’s Leading Companies are Doing Well by Doing Good,” (Stanford University Press, 2008). In his San Francisco Chronicle article this week, entitled “Sustainability for competitive advantage,” he espouses taking sustainability measures. Far from being a cost to society and business, sustainability is emerging as a…

Read More

Media Update the San Francisco Chronicle, reporter Peter Darbee in his “Congress must side with renewable energy tax credits” On Feb. 27, the House of Representatives passed a timely measure to prevent the expiration of these tax credits at the end of this year. On April 10, after several failed tries, the Senate finally passed…

Read More

Energy from renewable sources has the potential to provide 50 percent to 60 percent of U.S. power needs by 2030 if policies are put in place to support the growing technologies, industry and environmental experts said Tuesday. Representatives from the wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass sectors said Congress must extend tax credits, set minimum…

Read More

What do solar power industry insiders think of the chances of the Federal ITC being extended this year? Check out this poll at the Solar Power Conference and Expo home page: How confident are you that the US federal investment tax credit will receive a long-term extension before it expires? Proceeds from the Solar Power…

Read More