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November 4, 2014 Ohio utilities feel burned by solar-energy usersSource: Columbus Dispatch
Utilities, such as Columbus-based American Electric Power, say their current rate structure doesn’t allow them to cover costs related to renewable-energy owners. The result, the companies say, is that the costs get passed on to...
November 4, 2014 From Refuse to Economic Resource: The Recycling Industry is Reshaping Traditional Perceptions of Waste
MLive - Producer Russ White and I journeyed to Bay City last week where we had the pleasure of interviewing several leading recycling industry experts at the Michigan Recycling Coalition's information-packed annual conference....
After years of struggling against cheap natural gas prices and variable subsidies, solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 U.S. states -- in 2016, according to a Deutsche...
October 29, 2014 Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of RichSource: Bloomberg
A study of 55 nations -- including China, Brazil, South Africa, Uruguay and Kenya -- found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013. The 143 percent growth in renewables in those markets compares with an...
October 28, 2014 “Energy Vampires” still lurk in homes, but suck lessSource: Lansing State Journal
Refrigerators and air conditioners can be obvious energy hogs, but small appliances and electronics that draw electricity even when turned off will run up your meter, too, especially newer devices that require a constant Internet...
October 22, 2014 Biomass proving a cost-effective energy solutionSource: Chillicothe Gazette
Woody biomass is quietly expanding as a viable, cost-effective energy alternative to fossil fuels in America. Though this natural, renewable and locally produced resource will never supply all of our nation’s energy needs, when...
October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study SaysSource: Triple Pundit
Compared to dirty coal, natural gas looks like a clean fuel. As fracking becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel, serving our energy needs until technology advances in...
October 7, 2014 Is Global Clean Energy Investment at a Tipping Point'
Breaking Energy - However, as conveyed in the Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî (BNEF) report Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014, if the drop in renewable investment were a cloud, it would have several...
theguardian.com - Just $193m was invested in new large-scale clean energy projects in the third quarter of 2014, according to Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî. Investment in the year to date is $238m. This represents a...
October 6, 2014 That Electric Car May Not Be Totally Emission-Free, But It Is Getting Cleaner Thanks to Natural Gas
EV World - The latest research from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî shows electric vehicles are less responsible for greenhouse gas emissions than they were just three years ago, in large part because of the...
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