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President Obama to challenge private companies to boost solar power use

President Obama will challenge companies Thursday to expand their use of solar power, part of his ongoing effort to leverage the power of his office to achieve goals that have been stymied by Congress. The new initiative comes as the White House is hosting a Solar Summit aimed at highlighting successful efforts on the local level to speed the deployment of solar energy.


N.C. must continue its support for renewable energy

In 2007 North Carolina became the first state in the the Southeast to adopt renewable energy standards. The law has produced positive results not only in cleaner, safer energy, but also in generating jobs and tax revenue.


The outlook for renewable energy in America in 2014

According to ACORE’s new report The Outlook for Renewable Energy: 2014, all the best industry trends are set to continue. Costs are down, installations are up, consumers are demanding more energy options and businesses are realizing the economic upside of going green.

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Fossil fuels have received far greater government support, over a much longer period of time, than renewables have.

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