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Mapping New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future

March 26th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

New Jerseyans are looking to policymakers for smart decisions that will enable clean, affordable, accessible energy for all. Distributed solar and batteries, and the innovation and efficiency offered by third-party competition, should be a key piece of delivering on the ambitious goals set forth by Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan


Rollercoaster Policy Threatens US Wind Energy’s Record-Setting Pace

August 6th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

America’s wind energy industry may be coming off a record-setting 2012 but could potentially soar even higher – if federal policy uncertainty is resolved in time to help overcome the natural gas boom and fast-closing state renewable energy targets. This outlook from the US Department of Energy’s “2012 Wind Technologies Market Report,” underlines how important stable government policy is to growing a clean energy economy and reveals the economic potential of a future powered by wind energy


Dazzling Dozen US States Illuminate Path To Solar Energy Future

July 26th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

A solar energy revolution is dawning in America, led by the "Dazzling Dozen" - twelve states whose progressive policies dominate the solar industry with 85% of all US solar capacity but just 28% of the total population. Environment America’s “Lighting the Way” report outlines their successful policies and illuminate the path forward to a nationwide clean energy economy


Maryland Governor Unveils Strongest US Plan To Fight Climate Change

July 25th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

If Governor Martin O’Malley gets his way, Maryland may soon lead America in the fight against climate change and transition toward a clean energy future. Today, O’Malley announced an aggressive plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% and boost renewable energy 25% by 2020 - both up from current 20% targets.


South Korea May Launch World’s Most Ambitious Cap And Trade Market

May 18th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

With roughly 18 months until launch, South Korea appears on the path to launch the world’s most ambitious cap and trade market, with the highest global price on carbon. The government is still finalizing system design, set to launch in January 2015, but it could ultimately cover 70% of national emissions and reach $90 per ton of carbon


Fuggedaboudit: New Jersey Passes 1GW Solar Power Milestone

March 21st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

This summer, the cast of Jersey Shore might find it easier to get a tan by leaning over the nearest solar photovoltaic panel instead of making an appointment at their favorite tanning salon. New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities announced this week the state has joined a prestigious renewable energy club, becoming the third US state to pass the 1-gigawatt (GW) mark in total installed solar capacity.


Clean Energy Powers Up North Carolina’s Economy

February 21st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

It may seem ironic for a state that enacted a ban on sea level rise, but renewables and energy efficiency have boosted North Carolina's economy by creating thousands of new jobs, saving millions of megawatt hours of energy, and generating billions in state revenue since


Maryland Offshore Wind Farm Proposal Could Catch A Second Wind in 2012

January 27th, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has proposed a major offshore wind energy plan in his state for the second year in a row. But even though the plan has wide backing from environmental groups and the public, it may once again face stiff headwinds of opposition from utilities and the state legislature.


Renewable Energy Standard Lies — The Next Big Thing?

December 20th, 2011 | by Stephen Lacey

The truth can be very inconvenient. With real-world experience and numerous non-partisan research organizations showing over and over again that state-level renewable energy targets have not substantially driven up electricity rates, clean energy opponents are simply creating their own numbers


Minnesota Study Finds Promise in Using Abandoned Mesabi Iron Range Mines to Store Wind Energy

November 24th, 2011 | by Andrew

There's promise in reclaiming abandoned open pit iron ore mines in Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range and reusing them to store energy from wind turbines and farms. Utilities, industry and government are increasingly looking at hydroelectric pumped storage as an efficient, clean means of making more use and better managing growing amounts of intermittent electrical power being produced from wind energy.


Energy Self-Reliance Worth 20 Times the Economic Benefit for Missouri

September 6th, 2011 | by John Farrell

In a stunning reversal of popular wisdom, overzealous state legislators and interest groups are jeopardizing over $4 billion in economic activity and thousands of jobs promised in Missouri’s 3-year old renewable energy law. Missourians should override their mistaken legislators, reaffirming their commitment to local renewable energy and even consider the benefits of maximizing the state’s clean electricity production



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