October 10, 2015

Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar, Wind

The International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that renewable technologies are no longer cost outliers
By Tara Patel, Bloomberg Business, August 31, 2015

Executive Summary of the IEA Report

The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, … Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster

‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian, July 10, 2015

An “induced implosion” of the fossil fuel industry must take place for there to be any chance of avoiding dangerous global warming, according to one of the … Continue reading

NYC Moves to Power 100% of City Government From Renewables

RFI Aims to Identify New Generation Capacity to Reach Ambitious Goal of 100% Renewable Energy

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a Request for Information to identify new renewable energy generation capacity, with a goal of powering 100 percent of City government operations from renewable sources of energy.

The City … Continue reading

Why This Tea Party Leader Is Seeing Green on Solar Energy

Tea Party leader promoting a Florida ballot initiative that would allow homeowners to sell power produced by rooftop solar
By Diane Toomey, Environment 360, March 26, 2015

Debbie Dooley’s conservative credentials are impeccable. She was one of the founding members of the Tea Party movement and continues to sit on … Continue reading

Denmark Leads the Charge in Renewable Energy

By 2050, the country plans to meet 100% of its energy needs with renewables
By Helle Jeppesen, Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014

Denmark’s island of Samso is the world’s first island to be 100% powered by renewable energy.

Denmark has lofty goals: By 2020, the country aims to produce 70 … Continue reading

PA Seeks Applications for Renewable Energy Projects

The PEDA (Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority) grant is seeking applications for renewable energy projects in Pennsylvania.

The deadline to submit an application is 4 pm, Friday, August 15, 2014.

If you are a school, business or community organization within the commonwealth that is considering bioenergy, but aren’t sure what steps … Continue reading

Massachusetts Grants $3.5 Million to Renewable Thermal Industry

Technologies eligible for funding include woody biomass, grass pellets, advanced biofuels, biogas, solar thermal, and inverter driven air and ground source heat pumps
By Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine June 05, 2014

Massachusetts has dedicated $3.5 million to nine renewable thermal projects in the state through a new grant program, the … Continue reading

Renewable Heat NY Funds 18 Woody Biomass Projects

Gov. Cuomo has announced 18 projects that will receive funding to help install high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment
By Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine February 18, 2014

Promptly implementing New York’s recently introduced Renewable Heat NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced 18 projects that will receive program funding to help install … Continue reading

Alliance for Green Heat submits comments on EPA heating rules

The Alliance for Green Heat recently submitted comments on the EPA’s Proposed Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters.

You can read their comments here, and also sign up on this page for their email newsletter, … Continue reading

MA Has Double the Jobs in Clean Energy That PA Has in Natural Gas

A majority of companies say taxes and cost of living are not a barrier to doing business in the state
By Stephen Lacey, greentechmedia, September 19, 2013

Five years after signing one of the nation’s most progressive pieces of energy legislation into law, Massachusetts continues to see strong growth in … Continue reading