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Study Finds That Solar Power Is A Bargain For Ratepayers In NJ And PA

November 5 -- The Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) and the Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) today released a study by consulting firm Clean Power Research showing that solar power in New Jersey and Pennsylvania delivers value to the electric grid that exceeds its cost by a large margin, making it a bargain for energy consumers. >>View Article 

For Returning Tennessee Veterans, Clean Energy Jobs Are A Perfect Fit

November 5 -- It just got a little bit easier for veterans returning to western Tennessee to find a good job.  And one of the main reasons is the work of my friend, retired Marine Lt. Gen. John "Glad" Castellaw.  While Tennessee might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of clean energy, Gen. Castellaw sees opportunity in his home state. He has led the effort to create a program that helps unemployed military veterans find jobs, builds on the Volunteer State's rich agriculture base, and shows how our country can transition to a clean energy economy. >>View Article 

Wind Costs Continued To Fall In Past Four Years

November 5 -- Maintenance and capital costs for wind energy have continued to drop in recent years, according to a recent report.  Bloomberg New Energy Finance notes that, for onshore wind projects, operation and maintenance (O&M) costs have declined dramatically from €30,906 per megawatt (MW) in 2008 to €19,200/MW in 2012, a decrease of just over 11% a year, or a total of 38% for the period as a whole.  >>View Article

US Solar Jobs Up 13.2% In Past Year

November 5 -- In a year rife with strife, the solar power industry in the United States continued to chug along. The nonprofit Solar Foundation reported on Friday that the U.S. industry added 13,872 employees in the year ended in September, a 13.2 percent increase that brought total domestic employment to 119,016. >>View Article

Texas Leads Nation In Wind Energy Construction

November 5 -- Wind energy construction continues to increase across the U.S., with Texas leading the nation in new wind energy construction, according to the American Wind Energy Association, local wind energy education programs are growing in popularity. >>View Article

Electric Car Sales Increase 228 Percent

November 2 -- Automakers operate on a different calendar, in which the 2012 model year recently came to a close. As my colleague, Luke Tonachel, explains, this was the year of the green car, with record new fleet fuel efficiency, a 55 percent increase in hybrid sales, and more than a three-fold increase in plug-in electric car sales. >>View Article

Solar Jobs In US Increase 13.2% In 2012

November 2 -- During the last few days of the election, when politicians scramble to make promises about jobs and the economy, only a fool would ignore this statistic: employment in the solar industry has grown 13.2 percent over the last year. >>View Article

America’s Solar Soldiers

November 2 -- They're some of the country's most important environmental activists, poised to change the way we create, consume and conceive of energy.  But you won't find this cadre of green preachers on a college campus, or emceeing the Sierra Club's annual meeting. You'll find them, clad in blazers and pantsuits, pushing their agenda behind the guarded walls of the Pentagon. >>View Article

Solar Tech Converts Sunlight At Record-Breaking Rate

November 1 --  An out-of-the-lab solar-power system has successfully shown it can convert more than a third of the sun’s direct sunlight into electricity, a new record for a technology that focuses sunlight akin to the way school kids burn leaves and ants under magnifying glasses. >>View Article

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