• Altenergy's president thinks policies like the federal solar tax credit have been helpful in growing small businesses in Virginia. (Photo courtesy of Altenergy)
    Solar biz wants Virginia to get serious about clean energy

    By Peter Voskamp Paul Risberg, president of Charlottesville-based solar company Altenergy, is the first to point out that renewables have faced an uphill climb in Virginia. The state has traditionally had low fossil fuel-based energy costs and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • According to www.CleanJobsPA.com, projects like this rooftop solar array in Philadelphia help create some of the 57,000-plus clean energy jobs in the Keystone State. (Mercury Solar Solutions photo via NREL)
    Growing East Coast solar biz sees opportunity in ‘community’ solar, Pa.

    Direct Energy Solar is one of the largest full-service, residential solar providers in the Eastern United States. The company has 500 employees – a number that’s expected to double in the next year. Headquartered in Maryland, Direct...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Clean energy works for Maryland’s Eastern Shore

    By Jeff Benzak Take a drive this spring from Annapolis across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into the heart of the Eastern Shore and you’re certain to see how clean energy works for Maryland. There’s Chesapeake College in...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Supporters of clean energy rallied Jan. 14 at the Maryland statehouse in Annapolis. (Photo courtesy of CCAN)
    More jobs, less carbon – if Md.’s legislature doubles RPS

      By Jeff Benzak Parents, evangelicals, businesspeople, lawmakers and others agree:  Doubling Maryland’s renewable energy standard would help the state’s economy, its environment and its future. A broad array of supporters of a proposal to increase Maryland’s...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    ALEC’s ominous political wind threatens clean energy job growth in Pa.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally appeared in E2’s newsletter in April 2013. Since then, ALEC has continued to threaten the growth of the clean energy sector in Pennsylvania and beyond. In 2014, for instance, ALEC is pushing legislation...

    • Posted 3 years ago