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New Study: Grid Remains Stable With Significant Renewables

Monday, April 29, 2013

A new study commissioned by the Civil Society Institute demonstrates how significantly higher levels of renewable energy penetration are consistent with maintaining a reliable grid. Read More

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Measuring The Value Of Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 29, 2013

Residential energy use disclosure policies are proving to be an effective way of introducing energy efficiency valuation into the marketplace. Read More 

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Antiquated Electric Utility Model Under Pressure

Monday, April 29, 2013

As distributed energy technologies like solar continue to proliferate, how will utilities transition to a new business model? Here is an excellent assessment of the challenges and opportunities that currently face the electricity sector. Read More

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Google Demands More From Electric Utilities

Monday, April 29, 2013

Over 60% of Fortune 500 companies have greenhouse gas reduction targets, yet utilities are failing to offer sufficient clean energy options to businesses like Google that demand more access to renewables. That could be changing in North Carolina because of a new Duke Energy proposal. Read More

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NC Benefits From Renewable Energy Policies

Monday, April 29, 2013

North Carolina’s clean energy policies have proven to be a boon for their economy and a cost saver for utility customers.  Even as electricity rates continue to rise and unemployment remains high in South Carolina, our elected leaders remain reluctant to learn from our neighbor’s successes. Read More

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Utah Passes Free Market Financing Policy For Clean Energy

Monday, April 29, 2013

Utah has passed legislation that makes commercial and industrial financing more accessible for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. This policy is expected to cut costs for businesses while stimulating growth in the state’s clean energy sector. Read More

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Innovative Electric Utility Already Shifting Business Model

Monday, April 29, 2013

One of the nations largest suppliers of utility power generation, NRG Energy, is shifting its focus to distributed energy technologies that bypass the need for traditional utilities. Solar leasing is firmly in their crosshairs. Read More

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Sen. Gregory (R-Lancaster) Introduces S.536 – solar leasing!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A bipartisan contingency of South Carolina Senators has introduced legislation (S.536) that would make third party energy sales and solar leasing legal in the state.  Solar leasing has become the preferred method of installing solar arrays on homes, businesses and institutions in many areas of the country, and this financing model is projected to grow the residential solar market from $1.3 billion in 2012 to $5.7 billion by 2016. Read more…

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Forward-thinking Energy Policies Create Jobs

Monday, March 18, 2013

Jobs in the clean energy sector grew by 110,000 during 2012. The states benefiting most from this economic activity have taken the lead in updating their energy policies and regulation to reflect 21st century energy realities. Read More

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Energy Executives Mapping Out Sustainable Future

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Obama Administration is conferring with energy executives representing a broad range of technologies in preparation for a revised approach to meeting our country’s energy demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Read More

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