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May 8 -- In what is the second bill introduced recently to reinforce the idea of energy efficiency in the last few weeks, a major financial breakthrough could clear a path towards substantial renewable energy growth in the US. >>View Article

May 7 -- The U.S. wind-power industry is expecting a tough battle in Congress as it seeks another extension of a federal tax credit that received a one-year renewal at the last minute in January. >>View Article

May 6 -- Located 200 miles and two mountain passes northwest of Denver, the town of Craig was rocking and rolling in the late 1970s as two coal-fired power plants were being completed and a third was launched. Then, after the construction crews left, not so much. >>View Article

May 3 -- Wanted: Kansas and Missouri businesses to help build a $2 billion wind power transmission line.The project is expected to create 5,000 construction jobs when work begins in 2016 and 500 operational jobs after it starts operation in 2018. >>View Article

May 1 -- Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) said Tuesday it plans to spend $100 million to install solar panels and fuel cells at more than a dozen facilities that will generate and use the clean power. California solar-panel maker and developer SunPower Corp. (SPWR) will supply and install solar-panel systems at Verizon facilities in California, New Jersey and four other states. >>View Article

May 1 -- Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to level the energy playing field between fossil and renewable energy projects. The bill, titled the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act, would allow investors in renewable energy projects access the corporate structure of master limited partnerships. The business structure offers tax significant tax benefits to investors, but is currently only available to investors in fossil energy projects. >>View Article

April 30 -- Hawaiian Electric Co. and its subsidiaries said Monday that it has achieved a record 13.9 percent of energy needs from renewable generation in 2012, which is well on the way to passing the next clean energy goal of 15 percent in 2015. >>View Article

April 30 -- Some $4.6 billion of clean energy investments were made in Latin America (excluding Brazil) in 2012, a whopping 127% increase from 2011, according to figures released in advance of the third annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Latin America & Caribbean (REFF-LAC), which is being held in Miami this week. >>View Article

April 29 -- Renewable energy developers may win some tax benefits from Congress that only oil and gas companies can enjoy right now. A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would allow renewable and clean energy-related companies to structure their businesses as master limited partnerships -- avoiding double taxation while also trading ownership interests on the market, similar to corporate stock, Bloomberg BNA reported. >>View Article

Monday, 29 April 2013 15:53

Get Ready, Grads, For Greener Jobs

April 29 -- Technology still might not have the capacity to save the world, but creating systems that can save energy and water has a beneficial side effect — good jobs at decent wages for people needing work. Getting trained to perform green jobs — making homes and businesses able to use less and produce more — is a smart way for job seekers to reinvent themselves. >>View Article

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