Resulting from an over-saturated solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market, over the past several months DC has experienced rapidly declining SREC values. To help stabilize the market and ensure continued development of solar resources, diverse stakeholders have rallied around the (more…)
In Boulder, Colorado, a city known for its entrepreneurial spirit, environmental enthusiasm, and “go local” attitude, the government has turned its attention to going local in energy. Since the city let its 20-year franchise agreement with the incumbent utility, Xcel Energy, expire without renewal, we are in the midst of (more…)
The US economy is slowly recovering we hear but for many people it doesn’t feel that way, with high unemployment and slow economic growth still challenging millions of Americans. As hard as it can be our changing economy is also creating great opportunities for businesses that deliver sustainability (more…)
I was reading an article recently about mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and got to thinking….
How many square miles have been cleared in Kentucky for MTR?
And, if we covered all that space with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, how much electricity in (more…)
At a time when families are struggling to pay their energy bills, leaders in the House are pushing to roll back common sense standards for residential lighting that save families money by saving energy.
It’s important to remember that these standards were passed just a few years ago with overwhelming (more…)
In the summer of 2009, U.S. and Australian climate politics had a similar look and feel. The lower houses of legislature in each country had passed carbon trading schemes and were waiting on their respective senates to act. While the U.S. House’s wide-ranging cap-and-trade bill didn’t stand much of a chance in (more…)
The Dow Chemical Company is a multinational corporation that has its headquarters in the United States. Since 2007, it has been the second largest manufacturer of chemicals around the world by revenue, and since 2009 Dow Chemical has been listed as the third largest chemical company by market capitalization (more…)
CPS, the municipal utility in San Antonio, Texas, is making a strong play for favorite utility of the year. The city has a 14 MW plant up and running, contracts for another 3 plants of 10 MW each, and an oversubscribed standard offer contract program for another 10 MW. All pleasant experiences to date…so much so that (more…)