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In Maryland, more jobs, less carbon if we double renewables standard

Moving forward with the Maryland Clean Energy Investment Act would increase our state’s clean electricity requirement, also known as a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Increasing the standard to 25 percent by 2020, then to 40 percent by 2025, would grow Maryland’s economy by sending a clear market signal to the private sector that Maryland wants to seize clean energy leadership in the region.


Report: Minnesota solar jobs double in 2014

Solar energy has caused a surge in careers for Minnesotans, according to a report by The Solar Foundation. The foundation found that nearly 940 jobs were added to Minnesota’s solar industry last year, bringing the total to about 1,800 workers. The foundation also reported about 120 solar-related businesses operate in the state.


Lockheed Martin turns to energy to juice growth

All told, Lockheed Martin’s energy-efficiency services are saving its electric and gas utility customers more than 1 million megawatt-hours of electricity and more than 10 million therms of gas, enough energy to power nearly 100,000 homes.

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Thanks to abundant renewable energy resources and smart state policies, Colorado is in a position to grow its economy with the federal Clean Power Plan.
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The Department of Defense has clearly stated that its reliance on fossil fuels is a threat to installations and troop security. DOD knows that renewable energy will save lives and money, and make our military more secure.

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Clean Energy Jobs Report: Q3 2014

More than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the U.S. in Q3 2014. To continue job growth, Congress must extend clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.

The report notes that across the country, the military plays an important role brining clean energy to scale and creating good private-sector jobs.