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Renewable Sources Provide All New Generating Capacity in January – Three-Fold Increase From Same Period Last Year

Renewable generating capacity in the US provides all new power for January 2013

The latest Energy Infrastructure Update released yesterday by the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that the US had 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new in-service generating capacity come online in January of 2013 – all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass. The new capacity for January represents a three-fold increase from the 431 MW of new renewable …

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Energy Subsidies: Oil versus Renewables

The lopsided story of energy subsidies in the United States

In a world that must reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, replacing oil subsidies with renewable energy subsidies makes sense. Although this is undeniably difficult, it would produce both environmental and economic benefits. Putting an end to oil subsidies would free public money that could be used to promote clean energy and make renewables more competitive. Although renewable energy is destined to increase it will not grow fast …

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Eight Amazing Things About Solar Panels That Could Change the World

How Solar Panels Can Change the World

Guest post by Kriss Bergethon Green energy is one of the most rapidly expanding industries in the world right now due to so many people looking to do their part to help save the planet. With so much focus on solving global warming and reducing air pollution, smarter and cleaner forms of energy are being looked at very closely by scientists and consumers. There are …

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Solar Power: The Path to Parity

The Path to Parity Solar panel technology has changed little since it’s inception in 1894. Certain refinements have increased output and produced higher efficiencies, while the technology surrounding battery technology has improved our ability to store the energy collected. What has really changed is the cost per watt in comparison to the cost of competitive renewable and non-renewable energies. And now, with so many …

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Power Generation from Renewables Surpasses Nuclear

Renewable electrical generation surpasses nuclear power generation

The latest issue of theMonthly Energy Review published by the US Energy Information Administration, electric power generation from renewable sources has surpassed production from nuclear sources, and is now “closing in on oil,” says Ken Bossong Executive Director of the Sun Day Campaign In the first quarter of 2011 renewable energy sources accounted for 11.73 percent of US domestic energy production. Renewable sources include solar, …

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G.E. Bursts into the Solar Panel Field Equipped to Succeed

GE enters the thin-film solar panel market in a big way

Guest Post by Kriss Bergethon General Electric is planning the largest solar panel factory in the United States, looking to get into the growing “green” industry in a big way, and on an accelerated timeline. According to Victor Abate, vice president for G.E.’s renewable energy business, the news follows G.E.’s ongoing investments in solar panels, and takes their efforts to a much larger scale than …

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