Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Fuel Economy Standards

By 2030, the new fuel economy standards for vehicles are expected to yield reductions equivalent to 3.1 million barrels of oil per day. Read More

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SC Still Lags Behind on Solar Innovation

Since being introduced in 2007, third-party-owned solar PV has contributed $1 billion to California’s economy. This innovative financing approach enables homeowners and businesses to install solar at their properties for little or no cost. While this practice has become increasingly … Continue reading

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White House Supports CHP

The White House has issued an Executive Order to encourage efforts to achieve a national goal of deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost effective industrial Combined Heat & Power (CHP) in the United States by the end of 2020. By … Continue reading

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MA Clean Energy Economy Growing

Massachusetts saw its clean energy economy grow 11.2% between July 2011 and July 2012. The state’s clean energy sector now employs 71,523 people at 4,995 clean energy businesses. Read More

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True Cost of Energy

A new study paints a revealing picture about the true costs of our energy choices. Read More

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New Energy Capital Inititative

Charlotte’s New Energy Capital initiative is reaping huge returns in economic development and job creation. Read More

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Fuel Diversity and Planning

As electricity rates go up for most Santee Cooper customers, details about Alcoa’s revised power contract reveal important lessons on the value of fuel diversity and good utility planning. Read More

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Santee Cooper Under Scrutiny

South Carolina’s state-owned utility, Santee Cooper, is facing a range of accusations and tough questions about a culture and business model that is resulting in an array of challenges for the company and its customers. Read More

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