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Tesla Model S Outsells Volt, Leaf, But Musk Has Other Priorities

April 29 -- Tesla Motors reached an important milestone in the first quarter as its high-end electric Model S sedan outsold the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the electric Nissan Leaf. Tesla is expect to announce in its upcoming quarterly earnings report in May that it sold 4,750 of its Model S sedans, which start around $70,000. >>View Article

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

Rural America Tells Washington: Clean Energy Works For Us

April 26 -- I've been helping business leaders voice their support for clean energy policies in Washington, D.C, for more than a decade. Leading advocacy trips to the nation's capital allows me to work closely with some of the brightest, most successful clean energy entrepreneurs in the United States, and to hear what's happening in the clean energy economy in their home districts. >>View Article

Wind Power Lobby Names New CEO

April 26 -- The wind industry’s main trade association has snagged Tom Kiernan, the longtime president of the National Parks Conservation Association, to be the energy group’s next CEO. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is bringing him on board as the growing industry faces major political battles, including the looming expiration of a key tax credit that received a short-term extension in January's fiscal cliff agreement. >>View Article

The Foolish Fight Over Fisker

April 26 -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee, held the latest in a series of hearings about loan guarantees yesterday, giving the discussion a not-so-subtle official title: "Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Department of Energy's Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive." >>View Article

North Carolina Rejects Cuts To Renewable Energy Mandates

April 25 -- North Carolina lawmakers today rejected efforts to scale back the use of renewable energy. The House Public Utilities Committee voted 18 to 13 against the Affordable & Reliable Energy Act, said Ivan Urlaub, executive director of NC Sustainable Energy Association, which has been fighting the effort to reduce policies that require utilities to use power generated from clean sources. >>View Article

US lawmaker To Unveil Renewables MLP Bill Wednesday

April 24 -- Senator Chris Coons plans to unveil a bill later this week that would allow US wind farms, solar energy facilities and other renewable energy projects to form tax-advantageous publicly-traded business structures. Coons, a Delaware Democrat, plans to introduce the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act on Wednesday, according to Ian Koski, a Coons spokesman. >>View Article

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