The fact is, governments have long provided massive subsidies for the fossil fuel and nuclear industries–and despite the fact that these industries are amongst the most profitable in the world, and continue to raise prices while inflicting tremendous damage to the environment, these subsidies continue unabated. (more…)
India is the second most populous country in the world, with a whooping 1.21 billion people living in it. China is number one with 1.35 billion. For that reason, India is one of the biggest energy guzzlers in the world.
Recently, top Indian official, India’s Rural Development Minister D. M Vara Prasada, urged his (more…)
In most countries solar power is often perceived as synonymous with solar photovoltaic (PV), the classic rooftop panels that convert sunlight to electricity through solar cells. But that could be a misconception, says Environmental Protection, since solar thermal, which gets less attention than PV, actually is more efficient. (more…)
Here’s an opportunity to save some money while switching to a solar power system.
Progress Energy Florida’s solar photovoltaic rebate program kicked off this week and it expects great demand from its customers to apply for subsidies for the cost of solar panels. The utility has allocated $1 million for residential customers and another $1 million for commercial (more…)
For decades California has lead the US solar industry, and is home to half of the installed photovoltaic solar capacity for the whole country. While California is known for its abundant sunshine, its affinity for solar power and its large solar market are based on far more than this. One of the biggest reasons why California (more…)
All Americans should be aware of what’s happening in Washington in this critically important area that affects every one of us. Earlier this week, 48 Senators, including three Democrats and all but two Senate Republicans voted to defeat a bill that would have ended tax breaks for the five biggest oil companies. (more…)
Despite soaring rhetoric and some promising proposals, President Obama is repeating the same mistakes that have doomed U.S. energy policy to failure for 40 years. Until Obama and Congress finally put a true price on the fossil fuels America consumes, the U.S. will continue its addiction to foreign oil and domestic coal. (more…)
On April 23, 2008, when the U.S. was on the verge of a record-high gas price of $4.11 per gallon, the average retail price at the pump was $3.60 per gallon. Three years later, the average retail gasoline price is already $3.86 per gallon, according to AAA, and we are still several weeks, if not months, away from the historical gas price peak, which usually hits around Memorial (more…)
During a slow period at the Electric Drive Transportation Association conference this afternoon, I walked a couple of miles across town to interview spokespeople for the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) – Senior Attorneys Jay Predergrass and Lisa Goldman. We talked largely about the subsidies that (more…)