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Commercial Enterprises Will Be Impacted by Proposed Tariffs on Solar Equipment

Commercial Enterprises Will Be Impacted by Proposed Tariffs on Solar Equipment

The solar industry gathered in Washington on Wednesday to make their case over proposed tariffs on imported solar equipment — something that will definitely impact energy decisions at commercial operations.

Report Alleges Utility Sector Knew About CO2 Risks in 1968. Times Have Changed

Report Alleges Utility Sector Knew About CO2 Risks in 1968. Times Have Changed

An environmental group is alleging that the utility sector knew in 1968 about climate risks. Today, though, much of the utility sector has evolved and is working toward embracing renewables, on site power and microgrids.

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BLM Rule Aims to Streamline Renewable Energy Development. The Wind Industry Says It Won’t Work.

A rule intended to streamline renewable energy development on federal lands was finalized by the Bureau of Land Management last week. Both the wind and solar industries have raised concerns.

Corporate Community Leading the Charge Into the New Energy Economy

Corporate Community Leading the Charge Into the New Energy Economy

The corporate community is leading the green energy economy. Today, nearly 1,300 organizations are partnering with the US Environmental Protection Agency to either generate or buy green energy. The result, according to EPA: lowering carbon emissions and greater brand equity, making the proposition a win-win scenario. “By using green, an … Read more »

Will Hawaii’s Attempts to Elevate Energy Storage be Successful?

With all the hoopla over utility commission rulings regarding how rooftop solar gets treated in California and Nevada, we almost forgot to bring up Hawaii, which has enacted some quirky rules of its own. The state, consisting of several islands, has the highest retail electric rates in the country. At … Read more »

Solar Market has Record Year

Solar Market has Record Year

The US solar industry shattered records in 2013, adding 4,751 MW. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Market Insight Year Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to proliferate, increasing 41 percent over 2012 to reach 4,751 megawatts (MW). In … Read more »

Coal Industry Attacks Climate Plan

President Barack Obama’s climate plan drew praise from renewable energy companies and criticism from the coal industry, which says the new rules to cut carbon pollution at new and existing power plants will hurt the economy and increase electricity prices. The National Mining Association president and CEO Hal Quinn warned … Read more »

Walmart Sustainability Index ‘Ahead of Schedule’

Walmart yesterday said its Live Better Scorecard – the company’s sustainability index to assess the environmental impacts of its products – is ahead of schedule, but did not say when it would be completed. The company also made announcements yesterday related to its monitoring of beef suppliers, and the installation … Read more »

Retail Sector Dominates On-Site Solar Generation

Retail Sector Dominates On-Site Solar Generation

Retailers Walmart, Costco, Kohl’s, Ikea and Macy’s make up the top five corporate solar users in terms of on-site capacity, with other retail businesses taking four of the remaining spots in the top 20, according to a report by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Vote Solar Initiative. Walmart … Read more »