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Will Cuomo and LIPA deliver on renewable energy promises for Long Island …

By deciding on a slate of proposed clean energy projects tomorrow, the trustees of the Long Island Power Authority, the public utility that serves New York’s Nassau and Suffolk counties, can finally make good on the utility’s long-delayed promise to … Continue reading

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No More Faking It: Companies Ditch Green Credits, Clean Up Instead

It has been a near-magical tool allowing corporations to claim massive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for very little cost. For years, thousands of companies have purchased renewable energy credits, known as RECs, to say they use green power and … Continue reading

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Cheaper oil could damage renewable energies, says Richard Branson

Saudi Arabia is encouraging the dramatic collapse of oil prices in order to damage the surging global clean energy industry, British entrepreneur Richard Branson has claimed. “They have done it before and it hurt. They don’t just want to damage … Continue reading

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Boeing plant takes steps to use all renewable energy

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes. The aerospace company and the utility, Puget Sound Energy, said the plan will … Continue reading

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Westar announces wind deal to meet Kansas renewable-energy rule as debate …

TOPEKA, Kan. –  Kansas’ largest electric company announced plans Tuesday to buy power from a wind farm under development to meet a state renewable-energy mandate, as legislators prepared for another debate over repealing the requirement. Westar Energy Inc. said it … Continue reading

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Should the Price of Oil Really Impact the Adoption of Renewable Energy?

The current collapse in oil prices has to be worrisome for those of us hoping to see more capital come back into the clean energy sector. To be clear, many clean energy technologies aren’t really competing directly against low-cost oil, … Continue reading

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Renewable energy experts battle NYSEG pipeline

Advocates of renewable energy are opposing a new natural-gas service line in Lansing.(Photo: Shutterstock) Story Highlights Renewable energy experts: There’s no need for a gas pipeline between Freeville and Lansing NYSEG laying plans for a seven-mile natural gas distribution main … Continue reading

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Watch these experts use design to push renewable energy forward

Have any lunch plans? Here’s a bright idea. At noon PST (3 p.m. EST), we’re streaming an hour-long discussion about the intersection of design and renewable energy. The event is part of OpenIDEO’s collaboration with the 11th Hour Project* to discover and … Continue reading

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Larry Koehrsen: The golden age of renewable energy

The energy world is in constant evolution. In Iowa, we get a glimpse of the future as we drive past farm fields bristling with wind turbines. Most of the rest of the country experiences a coal and oil dominated economy … Continue reading

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The renewable energy sector needs to commit to getting off subsidies

The energy debate has left the territory of the rational. Graphs, logic, or claims to the moral high ground hold scant weight now. The impact of statistics about green growth and export opportunities is negligible. It no longer matters what … Continue reading

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