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Arizona Fights for Its Solar Energy Rights

Published on 16 Aug 2013  |   Written by 

By Keally Dewitt of ACORE Member Sunrun Inc. 08/16/2013

Arizona Public Service (APS) recently proposed a drastic overhaul of net energy metering (NEM) policy in areas where it operates. APS’s plan, submitted in July to the state’s utility regulatory body — the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) would replace consumer-friendly NEM practices with terms — and economics — more favorable to the monopoly electricity provider.

WIND POWER: MADE IN AMERICA

Published on 13 Aug 2013  |   Written by 

By Kevin O'Rourke 08/13/2013

“Made in America” labels have long signified superior quality products, produced from the hard work and innovation of our friends and neighbors.

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Chart: 2/3rds of Global Solar PV Has Been Installed in the Last 2.5 Years

And capacity will nearly double in the next 2.5 years.

By Stephen Lacey 08/16/2013

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SOURCE: GTM Research

Energy: For lower costs at the pump, RFS is the best

Published on 06 Aug 2013  |   Written by 

By Todd Foley 8/06/2013

As we have witnessed over the past decade, the American energy landscape continues to transform. Not so long ago, energy scarcity was a significant concern, especially for transportation fuel as the petroleum supply decreased. As a result, in 2005 our nation wisely chose to diversify our fuel supply with strong bipartisan leadership from American policymakers. At that time, under George W. Bush, we created one of the most successful energy policies ever enacted– the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

By Dan Frakes and Alex Keros 08/02/2013

When developing a new type of vehicle and propulsion system, somewhere along the line infrastructure will be a major part of the equation and needs to be addressed. This article sheds some light into how infrastructure is playing a role in the development of electric vehicles, and how key partnerships with utilities and organizations like the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are instrumental in the development of vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV.

We’re halfway through the year and already 300,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in the U.S. in 2013. On top of that, this week BMW announced it will begin mass production of its own line of electric vehicles (EVs), the i3. At nearly 4% of the automobile market in the U.S., the steady growth of EVs shows no signs of letting up. However, contrary to conventional wisdom, the strength of the industry rests not only on its environmental and economic benefits; EVs also make for some incredible driving machines.

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