• 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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    More jobs, less pollution — but only if Congress quickly moves on tax extenders

    By Jeff Benzak As the end of the lame-duck session quickly approaches, Congress has brief window of opportunity to work on a winning midterm election issue – clean energy – and in the process flex some bipartisan...

    • 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
  • The 4th Brigade Combat Team Brigade and Battalion Headquarters is Fort Carson's first U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certified facility. The building features a 482KW solar array behind the facility. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
    Fort Carson’s lofty Net-Zero goals could create thousands of new jobs

    By Frank Cook Fort Carson in Colorado is one of the most energy-aware Army bases in the country – one striving to be a template of efficiency for military installations everywhere – but it’s still having a...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Navy’s oldest installation eyes clean energy future

    The U.S. Navy’s oldest on-shore installation has set its sights on a clean energy future. First established in 1799, the Navy Yard evolved from a shipbuilding center, to an ordinance plant, to the ceremonial and administrative heart...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Business leaders talk climate change, clean energy in NYC

    By Jeff Benzak Two events held this week in the financial capital of world highlighted both the business risks of climate change as well as the economic opportunities of developing renewable energy solutions – but only if...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Businesses tell Congress: Pass clean energy tax extenders now

    A suite of tax policies that deliver a wide range of benefits to the U.S. clean energy sector and to our environment expired at the end of 2013. The cause? Congressional inaction. These tax incentives include the Production Tax...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Wind order biggest economic development project in Iowa history

    Mid-winter winds can blow across parts of Iowa at an average speed of about 18 miles per hour. That’s among the highest in the country. Across the state, there’s enough wind to meet all of Iowa’s electricity...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    REpower USA’s turbines powering local economies

    Located on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, REpower USA has sought to take advantage of the surge in domestic wind farm construction in the past five years. The U.S. subsidiary of REpower Systems...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Wind spins Siemens’ turbine blades across America

    In 2004, Siemens officially marked its entrance into the wind power industry with the acquisition of Denmark-based Bonus Energy. Today, Siemens Wind Power employs approximately 8,000 globally. In the United States, Siemens manufactures wind turbine blades and...

    • Posted 4 years ago