Contributed Article by Ilmi Granoff, PV Magazine
In this post ClimateWorks makes the argument that whether you are looking to support innovation or deployment of existing clean energy solutions, a federal Green Bank would be a powerful tool for advancing the energy transition. Continue reading here.
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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- What is rooftop solar really worth?, PV Magazine
A new report released by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center calls on state regulators to seriously consider the vast benefits provided by distributed generation and promote it as a leading option for our energy future.
- Wild Energy: Reconciling Nature and Solar Power Project Development, Solar Magazine
- NextEra Energy Predicts 50% Renewable Energy In US by 2030, CleanTechnica
- Expiring U.S. solar subsidy spurs rush for panels, Reuters
- Berkeley sets historic law banning natural gas from new buildings, Utility Dive
- New York Completes Nation’s Largest Renewable Energy Procurement, Energy Manager Today
- Michigan approves 455 MW DTE wind power purchase, Utility Dive
The utility says it has invested more than $2,8 billion in emissions-free energy in the last decade and expects to spend another $2 billion in the next five years.
- Wind farm with ties to Google boosts Cherokee County’s economy, tax rolls, Sioux City Journal
- Jeff Bezos Says We’re Destroying Earth, But Amazon Is The Slowest Tech Giant To Go Green, International Business Times
- A field in D.C. will soon be home to 5,000 solar panels. It’s all because of local Catholic groups — and a message from the pope. The Washington Post
- U.S. utilities approve 551 MW of solar power at 3.8¢/kWh, PV Magazine
- It’s Just Good Business: Even Red States Are Dumping Coal for Solar, Common Dreams
Coal is typically figured to produce electricity at 5 cents a kilowatt hour (it is actually more like 80 cents a kilowatt hour if you figure in the health and environmental destruction). Idaho just agreed to pay Jackpot holdings about 2.2 cents a kilowatt hour for 120 megawatts of solar-produced electricity.
- Deep in coal country, Solar Holler harnesses the sun, by E&E News, Energy News Network
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It, World Resources Institute. How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate? It won’t be easy and will require major new efforts, but it can be done. Our new World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future, co-issued by the World Bank, UN Environment Programme and UN Development Programme, recommends a menu of 22 solutions served over five courses: