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DOE Solar Market Pathways Funding To Spur Shared, Community Solar

Some 360,000-plus solar PV systems have been installed by U.S. households, The Dept. of Energy aims to keep the momentum going with the launch of the $15 million Solar Market Pathways funding opportunity, which seeks to spur shared, community solar PV installations across residential and commercial rooftops.

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Big Returns for Utility Customers Using New Power Efficiency-Battery Storage Platform

Commercial and utility-scale battery storage and systems providers are getting a boost from state government initiatives in California, and, if a new proposal passes legislative muster, in New York. Integrated as part of intelligent demand response/reduction systems, and you may have the missing link that could drive the decarbonization, and decentralization, of US power infrastructure to new heights. A new…

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An Uptick in US Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Utilities Use More Coal

Natural gas prices coming off their lows prompted utilities to burn more coal, which in turn led to the first increase in U.S. carbon emissions in three years. Longer term, US greenhouse gas emissions are 10% or more below 2005 levels, a downward trend the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts will continue.

Mosaic Solar"s "Put Solar On It" campaign had pledges coming in from across the U.S.

Gifts That Keep On Giving: Pledges to Mosaic’s “Put Solar On It”

2013 was another record-setting year for solar energy in the U.S., and Mosaic’s looking to keep the momentum going through 2014. The keystone of its 2014 New Year’s Resolution campaign, pledges to Mosaic’s campaign to put solar PV systems on U.S,. homes, schools, hospitals and businesses are coming in from across the country.

The EPA launches its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

EPA Launches 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 5 released its 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan as it looks to build on four years of efforts to streamline operations, cut expenditures, and reduce waste and the carbon footprint of federal government operations. The inaugural Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan for the federal government was produced in October 2009 in the wake…

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DOE Highlights Early Results of US Offshore Wind Energy Research and Development

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the special offshore wind edition of its Wind Program Newsletter October 22, highlighting the seminal role federal funding and support is playing in the development of a potentially huge clean and renewable energy resource, one that could go a long way in spurring economic growth and job creation as well as helping reduce…

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Making Good on Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan, Part 3

This is the third of a three-part series on energy, environment and US law in light of the launch of President Obama’s National Climate Change Action Plan. Here in Part 3, we conclude our discussion regarding US climate change legislation with Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Practice Leader for Ballard Spahr’s Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative, and move on to discuss…

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