Is a fee for solar energy users a ‘sun tax’ or fair play?

Article Source: http://www.sltrib.com Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol in Salt Lake City has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. […]

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Solar set to make big inroads across Middle Georgia

Article Source: www.macon.com Georgia was one of the hottest states for solar installation in 2013, coming in at No. 7 among states with installed solar arrays topping 91 megawatts of generating capacity. Though the numbers didn’t push the state into the top 10 for installed solar capacity overall, they are […]

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EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program: Achieving 100% Clean Energy One Partner at a Time

Source: www.theenergycollective.com Despite being a voluntary program, Green Power Partnership is successfully attracting major companies, universities, and communities. In fact, there are over 1,300 organizations participating in the program. The idea is to bring a wide variety of expertise and create cross-sector partnerships that will drive the implementation and purchase […]

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Georgia Coal-to-Solar Pivot Shows the Way on Climate Regs

Article Source:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-01/georgia-coal-to-nuke-pivot-shows-the-way-on-climate-regs.html Businesses and consumers are struggling to size up competing claims about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, released June 2. The proposed regulations are among the most sweeping and complex in the EPA’s history, promising to revamp the way electricity has […]

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Duke Energy Renewables plans solar project in Eastern NC

In what could become a key test case in joint-ventures between commercial providers of solar power and private or corporate entities, Duke Energy is building a three-site solar energy project in North Carolina that will supply energy to institutions in Washington, D.C. Duke, a commercial power unit of Duke Energy, […]

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

Article Source: http://www.nytimes.com Community ‘solar gardens’ are bringing solar power to homes that, due to space or shading, weren’t previously able to make use of roof-mounted solar panels. Through the approach — largely pioneered in Colorado and spreading across the country — customers buy into a solar array constructed elsewhere […]

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Water-Energy Nexus Explored – U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus.  Present day water and energy systems are tightly intertwined.  Water is used in all phases of energy production and electricity generation.  Energy is required to extract, convey, and […]

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Water 4.0: The future of the world’s most vital resource

Centralized urban water systems are presently under considerable stress from a variety of overlapping factors. Increases in population density, changing precipitation patterns, competition for water resources and recognition of the need to leave more water in streams to protect aquatic habitats are driving a movement toward formerly unusable water sources, […]

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Counting Each Drop: Corporate Concern Mounts About Water Supplies

The World Economic Forum, in its annual report on global risks, published in January, ranked water crises as the third-biggest risk to stability in the decade ahead, behind fiscal crises and unemployment. Without changes in business practices, the demand for fresh water could be 40 percent higher than supply by […]

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Why Buffett, Apple, Google love solar power

The $100 billion solar power industry is gaining a lot of attention both globally and domestically, attracting high-profile investment from Wall Street giants such as Apple, Google and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. One notable project is called Ivanpah, a partnership between NRG and BrightSource, which broke ground about three years […]

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