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Hawaii’s Governor Dumps Oil and Gas in Favor of 100 Percent Renewables

August 28, 2015

Hawaii’s Governor Dumps Oil and Gas in Favor of 100 Percent Renewables

Hawaii Governor David Ige signs a bill on June 8, 2015 calling for the state’s electricity sector to transition entirely to renewable energy in 30 years. (Governor of the State of Hawaii) At the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit held in Honolulu, Hawaii, this week, Governor David Ige dropped a bombshell. His administration will not use... 


Government’s renewable energy subsidy cuts are a heavy blow to sector

August 28, 2015

Government’s renewable energy subsidy cuts are a heavy blow to sector

The Government’s decision to slash subsidies for UK renewables has been described as an attack on green energy and one which will be ‘disastrous’ for the solar, wind and anaerobic digestion industries.   Cuts to the Feed-in Tariff scheme, through which small renewables are funded, came as part of a comprehensive review by the Department of Energy... 


Thousands of renewable energy jobs at risk in South West from Feed-In-Tariffs …

August 28, 2015

Thousands of renewable energy jobs at risk in South West from Feed-In-Tariffs …

Comments (2) Thousands of renewable energy jobs could be at risk in the Westcountry from the Government’s proposed review of its Feed-In-Tariffs structure. Figures from Regen South West show that the solar energy sector in particular has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the past few years with the number of small... 


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MacEachern: Green energy billionaires doing own "Koch" thing

August 28, 2015

MacEachern: Green energy billionaires doing own "Koch" thing

A newly released report claims to have found a conspiracy among “green” billionaires like Tom Steyer, the EPA, the White House and conservation groups to force coal-fired energy plants to shut down, clearing a path for heavily subsidized “green” energy sources(Photo: H. Darr Beiser/USA Today) Tags Sierra Club John Kitzhaber George... 


Renewable Energy Investments: A Case Study

August 27, 2015

Renewable Energy Investments: A Case Study

Early adopters are consumers who aspire to own the newest gadget even if it means paying top price. When it came to a renewable energy plan for our home and automobiles, we were no exceptions. Despite the high cost, we wanted our home and two cars dependent on 100 percent clean and renewable energy. Why? Where did we get the money? Was our... 


Large wind energy investors in Romania post EUR 450 mln losses – Romania

August 26, 2015

Large wind energy investors in Romania post EUR 450 mln losses – Romania

The ten largest investors in Romania’s wind energy sector posted cumulated losses of almost EUR 450 million last year. By comparison, they recorded total profits of EUR 112 million in the previous year, reports local Ziarul Financiar. Between 2009 and 2013, the installed capacity of wind energy power plants increased from 14 MW to 3,000 MW, following... 


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Solyndra: A Case Study in Green Energy, Cronyism, and the Failure of Central …

August 27, 2015

Solyndra: A Case Study in Green Energy, Cronyism, and the Failure of Central …

Back in 2011 I wrote several times about the failure of Solyndra, the solar panel company that was well connected to the Obama administration. Then, as with so many stories, the topic passed out of the headlines and I lost touch with it. Today, the Washington Post and other papers bring news of a newly released federal investigative report: Top leaders... 


MacEachern: Green power people waste your taxes

August 27, 2015

MacEachern: Green power people waste your taxes

Then U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell touring a “green” business as part of his green jobs outreach effort in 2009.(Photo: The Arizona Republic) Tags Ben and Jerry’s Natural Resources Defense Council In Greek mythology, it is taken for granted that when a god decides to toy with those poor, hapless human-saps, bad things are bound... 


How California’s green energy policies threaten the poor

August 27, 2015

How California’s green energy policies threaten the poor

THE PRICE OF GREEN: California’s renewable portfolio standard has resulted in the rise of “energy poverty” for low income residents. BY PG Veer | Watchdog Arena Despite the uncertainty surrounding human influence over climate, states like California have taken huge steps to (supposedly) tackle the problem. By 2020 it will... 


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NV5 Wins Green Infrastructure Design Services Contract With the City of New York

August 28, 2015

NV5 Wins Green Infrastructure Design Services Contract With the City of New York

HOLLYWOOD, FL, Aug 28, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) – NV5 Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) NVEE, +4.94% a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced today that it was recently awarded a contract for more than $10... 


Energy Storage Assn: Renewable tax breaks not optimal, but necessary

August 28, 2015

Energy Storage Assn: Renewable tax breaks not optimal, but necessary

Dive Brief: Clean energy is not properly valued in the United States, meaning tax breaks and incentives are still necessary to push new technologies like rooftop solar and battery storage, according to the head of the Energy Storage Association. ESA Executive Director Matt Roberts told PV Tech that while he favors market forces over subsidies, the...