With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies across Europe are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. To help accelerate the pace, Schneider Electric announced it’s expanding the reach of the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network, a growing community of forward-thinking corporations committed to buying and developing renewable energy and cleantech around the world.
In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68 percent. This has been spurred, in part, because the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70 percent since 2010, which has led the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide.
According to Secretary Rick Perry, in a statement released June 1, 2017, “Today, the president announced that the U.S. will no longer be bound by an agreement unilaterally entered into by the Obama administration. This was neither submitted to nor ratified by the U.S. Senate and is not in the best long term economic interest of the U.S. President Trump’s decision will prove to be the right course of action and one I fully support.
Demolishing old homes to build new, eco-friendly ones from scratch isn’t an option when there are 84 million of them already standing. The time, cost, and displacement involved make it silly. And that’s to say nothing of the sheer waste of materials from bulldozing, which would defeat the whole purpose.
On June 1, President Donald Trump followed through on his campaign promise to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, an international agreement struck last year that calls for long-term worldwide actions to cut carbon emissions and reduce the threat of climate change.
Jobs providing cleaner energy options equal twice those in building construction
March 16, 2017
— National business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the U.S. cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs — equal to the employment of retail stores across the country and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual“U.S. Energy and Employment Report.”
Guidelines provide important framework for expanding pace industry nationwide
December 7, 2016
Renovate America, a residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing provider, welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) issuance of best practices for residential PACE financing, saying the guidelines provide an important framework for expanding the innovative financing model nationwide.
Ice-based energy storage helps optimize on-site renewable energy resources
November 29, 2016
Calmac® announced that its ice-based energy storage technology was implemented into the microgrid project at the Naval Post Graduate School’s Integrated Multi-Physics Renewable Energy Laboratory (IMPREL) in Monterey, California.
Because it uses the earth as a free heat source or heat sink, geothermal is inherently a highly efficient technology that can help homeowners and building owners save a significant amount of energy and money. And, as advances in technology continue to improve the efficiency and controls of these units, the industry is concurrently investigating ways to make geothermal an affordable option for all.
For the past decade, those in the geothermal heating and cooling industry have benefited from two tax credits that incentivize residential and commercial geothermal installations. But both of these tax credits are four months away from expiring, and all efforts to extend them have failed thus far.