At least 74,000 jobs would be created if voters approve a proposed ballot measure that requires 25 percent of energy to come from renewable sources by 2025, according to a Michigan State University study released Friday.
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Following the July 24 announcement that public lands in six Western states have been set aside for new solar energy projects, scientific opinion polling in Colorado—one of those six states—indicates that the majority of its entrepreneurs agree government investments in clean energy technologies can stimulate the economy—even after being reminded of Solyndra’s bankruptcy.
The town is hoping a little sunshine will help reduce its yearly electricity costs.
The Solyndra “scandal” is trotted out every few months as part of the big-vs.-small-government debate in this country, but it is not and never was a scandal.
Most mornings, Danny Kennedy hops on a bike with orange saddlebags and rides half an hour from his home to Oakland’s Jack London Square. He makes for quite a picture cruising down Telegraph Avenue, decked out as he often is in an orange helmet, orange jacket and orange leather Adidas shoes. When he arrives at his office, he often makes his rounds on an orange indoor bike. (He’s not joking around with the orange thing.)
The Bureau of Land Management has recommended 237,100 acres of public land in Arizona are suitable for renewable energy development, part of an effort to speed up the process for clean-energy companies looking to set up shop in the state.
Last October, San Diego Gas & Electric submitted an application to state regulators to charge solar customers for the energy they provide to the grid with what was called a "network use charge." This fee quickly became a lightning rod for proponents of solar power.
The Massachusetts DPU issued a net metering order promulgating legislation that revised the state’s net metering law
It’s no secret that California has been ramping up its solar industry in recent years, due in no small part to the state’s aggressive renewable portfolio standard. A new report from the Centers of Excellence, in collaboration with the Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association, takes a look at the solar industry in the Golden State, drawing some interesting conclusions on the future of green jobs across the state.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday he is confident the federal government will lose less money on the Energy Department’s loan program than a recent analysis predicted.