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Solar Applications Finding a Home in Residential HVAC

Photovoltaic Investment Paying Dividends in All Corners of the Nation
By Nicole Krawcke
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With all of the different solar applications available, determining the best option for homeowners is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s something often done on a case-by-case basis.


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Aug. 15, 2014: Massachusetts Legislation Supports Renewable Heating and Cooling

Bill Provides Financial Incentives for Several Thermal Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling Alternatives
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive renewable thermal energy bill that will promote the use of clean renewable fuels and technologies for heating and cooling. Passed earlier by the Massachusetts Senate, the bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.


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Clearing the Air with Energy Efficiency

EPA Administrator Lays Out New Clean Power Plan at Annual Forum
By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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Energy efficiency and renewable energy are key components of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants.


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July 24, 2014: DOE Offers $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy and Efficiency Projects

DOE Has Identified Five Key Technology Areas of Interest
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The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.


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June 26, 2014: Ameresco and GSA Join to Recognize Deep Energy Retrofit Project

Officials from GSA, DOE, and the White House Participate in ESPC Project Ceremony
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Ameresco Inc. participated in a ceremony with senior officials from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and White House Council on Environmental Quality to recognize the deep energy retrofit project Ameresco is currently implementing for the GSA in the National Capital Region.


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June 9, 2014: Renewable Energy Now Provides 6.5 Million Jobs Globally

Sector Shows Significant Job Growth Over 2012
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In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, according to a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). 


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June 9, 2014: Colorado Legislation Funds Energy Collaboratory

Research Focuses on Renewable Energy, Energy Management Systems, and Energy Efficiency Tools
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law SB14-001, a $2 million appropriation to help fund the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory that involves four state institutions and a number of industry partners.


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May 29, 2014: Walmart Commits to Doubling On-site Solar in the US by 2020

Walmart Has Made Significant Progress toward Its Goal to be Supplied by 100 Percent Renewable Energy
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Walmart has announced that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its United States stores, Sam’s Clubs, and distribution centers by 2020. The commitment is part of Walmart’s global initiative to produce or procure 7 billion kWh of renewable energy by the end of 2020.


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Zero Percent Financing Offered for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects

Projects Must Reduce Energy Consumption or Generate Energy from Sustainable Resources
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Sustainable Energy Fund invites not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a limited number of loans or leases at zero percent financing to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.


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Growing Interest in Renewables

Results Based on Poll of 2014 AHR Expo Attendees
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According to a survey of those who attended the 2014 AHR Expo, 41 percent of the more than 2,000 respondents said they came to the expo seeking products related to renewable energy resources.


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Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

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