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Let counties decide wind-turbine etiquette: editorial

It has been about a year since Ohio’s Republican leadership began to sabotage the state’s wind-energy industry after failing to release a report that detailed alternative energy’s major economic benefits in Ohio (31,000 jobs created). Not only did Ohio Gov. …

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Getting ready to kick the coal habit at IPL’s Harding Street Station

For more than 80 years, it has helped keep the lights on in Indianapolis. It has powered factories, office towers and shopping malls. It also has spewed millions of pounds of toxic emissions over the city and stirred the wrath …

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Are Residential Demand Charges The Next Big Thing in Electricity Rate Design?

Demand charges for commercial and industrial customers have long been a part of the electric industry. Since utilities need to build infrastructure to meet both instantaneous and long-term requirements, the utility bill contains both an energy charge, which measures the …

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Solar Industry Makes Commitment to Employ 50,000 Veterans by 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to rally support for U.S. service members, veterans and their families, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today committed to …

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Cash on the Hood of an Electric Car

You’ve probably heard of that psychology study that found children are more likely to go for one marshmallow now than the promise of two marshmallows later. Researchers at UC Davis found that car buyers are no different and are more …

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Austin commits to carbon problem, despite its global dimensions

Over the past two years, the city of Austin has paid app developer JouleBug about $20,000 to build and maintain a smartphone program that educates users about how to cut their water and energy use. As of May, 839 people …

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Follow the Leader: Hawaii Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

If you’re looking for the perfect place to park your new Tesla Powerwall battery, Hawaii is it. The solar-friendly state has been working on a laundry list of renewable energy strategies in a coordinated effort to wean itself from fossil …

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STUDENTS, STATE SENATOR, HOMEOWNERS GATHER AT SOLAR-POWERED SCHOOL TO CALL ON UTAH OFFICIALS TO PROTECT SOLAR CHOICE FROM ATTACKS BY UTILITY

Salt Lake City — This morning, students gathered in front of Rowland Hall, an independent 2PreK-12 school that installed solar panels in 2010, for a press conference to call on Utah policymakers to protect solar choice in the state. Students …

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Forbes: Indy is 2nd best city for solar power

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Forbes Magazine has recognized Indianapolis as the second best city in the nation with the most solar photovoltaic (PV) installed per capita. Honolulu took the number one spot. According to Forbes, Environmental America used data from a …

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Huge Insurance Company Cites Climate Change As Reason For Divesting From Coal

Citing climate change as a major threat, one of the world’s largest insurance companies has pledged to drop its remaining investment in coal assets while tripling its investment in green technologies. At a business and climate change conference held this week in …

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