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  • 26 January 2015: UPDATE: Cape Wind in Jeopardy as Two Utilities Seek to Terminate Power Purchase Agreements
    The skies are looking grayer for the Cape Wind offshore wind project as reports indicate that the developer has dropped contracts to buy land and facilities just two weeks after utilities terminated power purchase agreements (PPAs) due to missed deadlines.> <>
  • 26 January 2015: US To Support India's $160 Billion Solar Energy Push
    India’s audacious plan to create a solar industry on the scale of China’s almost from scratch gained credibility with President Barack Obama’s pledge to lend U.S. financial support for the program.> <>
  • 26 January 2015: Renewables Innovation Stored Here — Handle With Care
    “If you don't like what is being said, then change the conversation” — the writers of Mad Men could have been contemplating renewable energy PR. If someone argues that realizing deep and comprehensive renewable energy deployment hinges on technological revolution, they probably haven’t listened to the likes of Amory Lovins — or browsed the recent I> <>
  • 26 January 2015: New California Partnership Launches Statewide PACE Program
    Reducing energy use by enhancing energy efficiency has long been viewed as “low-hanging fruit” in the drive to lower energy bills, boost economic productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Home and property owners, agricultural, commercial and industrial businesses, and energy sector players have been looking for ways to finance and make energy-efficiency upgrades and retrofits more affordable and accessible.> <>
  • 23 January 2015: U.S. Wind Power Installations Swelled Sixfold in 2014
    Installations of wind power in the U.S. surged sixfold last year, making it the largest market for the technology worldwide after China.> <>
  • 23 January 2015: India Clean Energy Investments Rose 13 Percent to $7.9 Billion in 2014
    Clean energy investments in India increased to $7.9 billion last year and are expected to surpass $10 billion in 2015.> <>
  • 23 January 2015: The Future of Solar in Wisconsin
    This past November, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted to allow the state’s major utility, Wisconsin Energy to implement a fixed rate increase for of its customers as well as lower the credit for solar that customers receive. The increase is now the highest in the U.S. and will significantly hurt citizen’s property rights as well as slow> <>
  • 23 January 2015: Photoessay: A Day in the Life of a Wind Farm Operator
    Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a wind farm? You’ve seen all the amazing photos taken from the tops of turbines, but do you know what the technician is actually doing up there?> <>
  • 23 January 2015: New York Governor Cuomo Delivers a Sunny 2015 State of the State
    Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, New York has quickly become one of our nation’s top 10 solar markets. The state’s growing solar industry employs 5,000 New Yorkers up and down the state, ranking it fifth in the nation for solar jobs. Meanwhile, the landmark NY-Sun Initiative and Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) regulatory process are transforming the energy landscape. New York is already at the forefront of our nation’s clean energy transition, and the solar initiatives included in today’s State of the State address show that Governor Cuomo intends to stay there by further expanding participation in that growing solar economy.> <>
  • 23 January 2015: In the Quest to Finance Smaller Commercial Solar Deals, Pipeline is King
    Is the solar industry starting to pay more attention to the commercial solar market? From our vantage point, it seems that way, even if just slightly. We are increasingly being approached by developers looking for ways to finance portfolios of smaller projects, as well as standalone sub-1-MW deals. Why are developers going smaller than the traditio> <>