Clean Energy News

May 27, 2024

July 5, 2017

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When electrical contractors Todd Hickman and Steve Sgroi first installed solar panels on the roof of Todds own home back in 2011, they did it as a kind-of test, to determine whether the technology would be suitable for their residential and commercial customers. Upon seeing the immediate positive impact the system had on lowering not only Todds personal electric bill, but also on the environment, they were certain solar made sense.
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June 23, 2017

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Researchers and energy experts for years have toted the obvious environmental benefits of transitioning from fossil-fuel based energy to renewable technologies, such as wind and solar; but a new study out of Michigan Technology University has calculated the tremendous health benefits of this renewable energy transition, and the results are overwhelming.
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June 12, 2017

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The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has recently rolled out regulations governing a new solar incentive program that aims to develop 1,600 MW of new solar capacity in the state. The new program has been dubbed the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program, or the SMART Program for short. Solar industry advocates have praised the Mass. DOER for its policy innovation, but understanding the new program is likely difficult for non-industry folks. Lets try to break it down:
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April 6, 2017

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This post is part one of a two-post series exploring the design and potential implications of President Trump's recent Executive Order, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.

Early last week, President Donald Trump released an executive order with steep consequences. Flanked by representatives from the fossil fuel industries, Trump endorsed a declaration that aspires to revive a plummeting domestic coal industry and, as promised during his campaign, breathe economic vitality back into mining communities across the country.
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March 24, 2017

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California has long been the state for dreamers and doers. In recent history, it has also harnessed its ample sunlight to create the largest solar industry and most solar energy generation in the nation.

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February 23, 2017

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Nevadas promising rooftop solar industry hit a wall last year, after state legislation slashed rates for net metering and cut into financial incentives for homeowners. The new standard rendered solar panels a costly investment out of range for a majority of Nevadans, and was pushed largely by the states Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
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