Trendspotting: US States Warming up to Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling, Part 1

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Trendspotting: US States Warming up to Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling, Part 1

by Jennifer Runyon, Managing Editor, | August 9, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Of the fifty U.S. states, four territories and one District of Colombia, almost forty of them have some kind of renewable energy requirement on the books and of those forty, only about fourteen allow some type of thermal renewable… Full Article


New Legislation Hopes to Increase Massachusetts’ Renewable Development

by Michael Harris, Online Editor, | August 8, 2012 | Post Your Comment

A bill passed this past week by the Massachusetts Legislature will help develop hydroelectric power within the state. Full Article


Poland Moving to Feed-in Tariffs

by Paul Gipe, Contributor | August 8, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Poland, a country that produces 90% of its electricity with coal and once a seemingly impregnable bastion of neoliberalism in the heart of Europe, has announced that it will introduce a new law on renewable energy. The new law wil… Full Article


Los Angeles California’s Incentive Programs for Large and Small Solar Systems

by Deep Patel | August 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

For those of you who may not know, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has developed a Solar Incentive Program (SIP) to support solar energy in Los Angeles. This Solar Incentive Program can help you with the cost of inst… Full Article


Offshore Use of Vertical-axis Wind Turbines Gets Closer Look

by Stephanie Holinka, Sandia National Laboratories | August 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Sandia National Laboratories’ wind energy researchers are re-evaluating vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) to help solve some of the problems of generating energy from offshore breezes. Full Article


American Battery Maker A123 Looks to China for Financial Rescue

by Alan Ohnsman, Bloomberg | August 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

A Florida lawmaker opposed the potential sale of control in A123 Systems Inc., the U.S. maker of automotive rechargeable batteries, to a Chinese company, citing national security concerns. Full Article


The Wind PTC: A Victim of Politics

by Lindsay Morris | August 9, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Jobs and the economy ? these are the messages being heralded of utmost importance during the presidential campaigns. Meanwhile, with the wind energy industry still on pins and needles regarding an extension to the Production Tax C… Full Article

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