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Environmentalists wary of Congress' rush to pass energy bill

September 23, 2016 by Utility Dive

More than a dozen groups have sent a letter to federal lawmakers warning that in a rush to produce an energy bill this session, Congress is still considering several proposals which could trigger pushback from environmentalists or a veto from the White House.[read more]

US government-owned buildings outpace private sector in reducing energy consumption

September 22, 2016 by Construction Dive

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey, government buildings reduced their energy intensity — or energy consumption per square foot — by 23% between 2003 and 2012, whereas privately owned commercial buildings reduced theirs by only 12% during the same period.[read more]

Growing pains: Hawaii solar sector howls as grid-supply incentives hit caps

September 20, 2016 by Utility Dive

An alternative self-supply program could boost solar-plus-storage, but costs are prohibitive for most Hawaiians[read more]

Trading in Energy: What the Stock Market Tells Us About Sustainable Development

September 13, 2016 by Anna Johansson

How can we predict the course of energy’s future, both for our planet’s sake and for our own potential investments, profits, and utility choices?[read more]

Mutual needs, mutual challenges: How corporate PPAs are remaking the renewables sector

September 7, 2016 by Utility Dive

Large companies want renewables and developers are eager to sell. The consequences for utilities could be immense[read more]

Apple's China suppliers join efforts to green supply chain

August 31, 2016 by Supply Chain Dive

Apple, through its clean energy programs, will join with Chinese suppliers to put in place more than 2 GW of new alternative energy in coming years, avoiding the release of more than 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution in the country between now and 2020.[read more]

US needs White House Climate Change Council to protect lives and economy

August 30, 2016 by Warren Karlenzig

The new national Climate Change Council would coordinate and prioritize domestic protection as well as foreign humanitarian and national security-related planning for climate change resilience across cabinet-level federal agencies.[read more]

7 Ways to Save Energy On Your Home When Traveling

August 22, 2016 by Greenhouse Gnome

Planning a weekend getaway to the beach or a retreat to the mountains? Regardless of where or why you are going, there’s one thing you have to keep in mind: your home’s energy use while you’re away. Many travelers don’t know how to make their home more energy efficient while they’re gone, meaning they return home from...[read more]

The Age Old Question: Does Green Power Cost More? Of Course (Not)

August 17, 2016 by GBIG Insight

Nobody likes paying more than they should. And my dad is a CPA, so this is definitely true for me, too.But this barrier is not unique to renewable electricity. The same expectation is true for most non-luxury goods and services.Yet I still hear the objections everywhere — from sophisticated investors to family friends — that solar and...[read more]

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Is Offshore Wind Power a Solution to the Fossil Fuel Crisis?

May 23, 2016 by Ryan Kh
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Our world has depended heavily on fossil fuels since the development of the automobile. Unfortunately, we are discovering more and more that they pose serious dangers to our environment. Fossil fuels are also a nonrenewable resource, so global leaders are looking for alternative energy sources. Offshore wind power is a new concept that...[read more]

Rooftop Solar could generate half of Miami-Dade County's Electricity

March 21, 2016 by Gray Read

Solar panels on the roof power both house and electric carThe solar train is leaving the station (with or without FPL).Here are some back-of-the-envelope calculations.The total area of roofs in Miami Dade County is:  116 million square meters. Or 1.244 billion square feet.  Or 44.6 square miles. Thanks to Jeffrey Onsted, an FIU...[read more]

Advocating for efficiency in the Clean Power Plan

Feature image: The U.S. government’s biggest single policy move toward mitigating climate change is the Clean Power Plan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rule, issued in August 2015, regulates on a statewide basis the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel power plants.  read more[read more]