June 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
The 419 MW Mesquite Star wind farm was just completed in Fisher County, Texas, and is now providing electricity for Ecolab, Lowe’s, Intuit, and Brown University. In the case of Intuit (which you may have used to do your taxes this year), the company has now reached its 100% renewable electricity goal. As the headline notes, it has reached that goal 10 years earlier than it had committed
October 10th, 2012 | by Andrew
US green jobs growth exceeds that for the overall economy, and economies in states where commerce and industry are greener have been doing better than others. The transition to a cleaner, greener US economy is also helping address a longstanding, and worsening, economic malaise: the decline of US manufacturing and growing inequality of wealth and income.
August 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew
The US clean energy industry continued to create green jobs in this year's second quarter, though looming expiration of the federal tax credit for wind power is already having a dampening effect, according to the latest green jobs study from Environmental Entrepreneurs.
August 7th, 2012 | by Andrew
The wind power tax credit extensions have been passed in bi-partisan fashion by a 19-5 vote as part of broader tax cut extension bill. Greeted with guarded optimism by US wind power market and industry participants and supporters, some of the largest US electric utilities, including Exelon, are lobbying against further progress.
August 4th, 2012 | by Andrew
The Senate Finance Committee's reviving a one-year extension of the federal wind energy tax credit has opponents and supporters lobbying hard. At stake are billions of dollar of wind power projects, equipment sales, and green job creation.