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The Sun is Shining on San Diego’s Solar and Energy Storage Ventures

The Sun is Shining on San Diego’s Solar and Energy Storage Ventures

The sun may be shining on the energy storage business. If the latest deal between San Diego Gas &Electric and Hecate Energy Bancroft is an indicator, the utility may be on its way to securing 165 megawatts of energy storage capacity by 2020. Such storage can harness the solar electrons. … Read more »

Utility-Technology Partnerships Produce Energy Savings for Corporate America

Utility-Technology Partnerships Produce Energy Savings for Corporate America

A new type of marriage is taking place in energy circles that is providing customers with some financial assurances while also giving them access to new technologies. The latest such venture is between WGL Energy and BayWa r.e. to build a photovoltaic solar farm in California. As the utility world … Read more »

Lead Exposure: A primer on its scope and related developments

Lead exposure in the United States has been declining since lead was banned from many products in the 1970s. Lead has been banned from paint, plumbing and gasoline, three of the primary historical sources of exposure. Far from being a public health crisis or epidemic, lead exposures are at their … Read more »

Obama’s Climate Papers Warn of Deaths and Deprivation and It Calls for Action

Obama’s Climate Papers Warn of Deaths and Deprivation and It Calls for Action

Some may call it a political move designed to undermine the fossil fuel industry. Others, though, are saying that a comprehensive report issued by multiple government agencies is warning shot — to tell Congress and industry that carbon mitigation efforts are absolutely necessary. On Monday, the Obama released its Scientific … Read more »

US-China Carbon Pact Relies on Clean Technologies Helping Corporate America

US-China Carbon Pact Relies on Clean Technologies Helping Corporate America

Calling their quest to conquer climate change a “pillar” of the relationship, the White House says that this country and China will ink a deal on April 22 — Earth Day — that formally advances their mutual cause. The goal, it says, to get a grip on global warming before … Read more »

Are the Investigations of Oil Giant Exxon and Coal Producer Peabody Political or Proper?

Are the Investigations of Oil Giant Exxon and Coal Producer Peabody Political or Proper?

Call this the tale of two different sets of state attorneys general: one group represents coal producing and consuming states and the other speaks for states that are adversely affected by those who burn coal. While it’s all playing out in the nation’s legal arenas, the efforts are surely political. … Read more »

Five Takeaways from National Renewable Energy Policy Forum 2016

Last week, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) held its annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum in Washington, DC, where leaders in clean energy business, policy and finance gathered to assess progress, debate new approaches and help shape policy visions for continued sector growth. “Policy still matters” was the … Read more »

Moving from Green Cleaning to Cleaning Sustainability

For those that may have missed it, the $50 billion-plus professional cleaning industry has become one of the “greenest” industries in the U.S.  Once viewed as a fad, environmentally preferable “green” cleaning solutions, tools, and equipment are now widely manufactured and used in facilities throughout the country.  In fact, in … Read more »