Monthly Archives: May 2015

Now Is Not the Time to Retreat on Key Renewable Energy Program Funding

Once again, renewable energy stakeholders and advocates brace themselves as Congress begins its annual process of considering and amending appropriation bills that fund the operations of government. Of particular concern are indications that appropriators on Capitol Hill want to scale … Continue reading

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Sustaining RFS Critical to Market Stability, Energy Security

With the Obama administration poised to announce the long-awaited Renewable Fuel Standard biofuel blending requirements for 2014, this year and next, it’s important to look at the many reasons why this country is pursuing alternatives to petroleum-based transportation fuels. To … Continue reading

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Energy Storage, Renewable Energy Drive Mutual Growth

It’s not surprising that the recent announcement from Elon Musk touting Tesla’s new “Powerwall” battery has drawn considerable attention from the media and from the energy sector. While some early hyperbole suggests the 7kWh and 10kWw batteries, which are designed … Continue reading

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Hawaii Setting a High Bar for Renewable Energy

A bill approved by the Hawaii legislature has set the island state on its way to becoming the first in the nation to adopt a 100-percent Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). It’s a heady goal that just a few years ago, … Continue reading

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