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India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

India’s Electricity-Sector Transformation

New IEEFA report- India’s energy transformation gathers momentum

10 August, 2015: India’s ‘seven horses of energy’ electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, with far-reaching ramifications for renewable energy development and the structural decline of seaborne thermal coal, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Indian energy analysis firm, Equitorials. The report – […]

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Union-Environmental Alliance Sees 15,000 Minnesota New Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Work

Frank Jossi for Midwest Energy News: Minnesota could create 15,000 jobs and save more than $3.1 billion by reducing energy use in municipal buildings, universities, schools and hospitals, according to a new report. The report, “20 for MN: A Proposal To Reduce Minnesota’s Energy Use In The M.U.S.H. Sector By 20 Percent,” was released earlier […]

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Obama’s Science Journal Article on ‘the Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy’

Barack Obama for the journal Science: Beyond the macroeconomic case, businesses are coming to the conclusion that reducing emissions is not just good for the environment—it can also boost bottom lines, cut costs for consumers, and deliver returns for shareholders. Perhaps the most compelling example is energy efficiency. Government has played a role in encouraging […]

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Op-Ed: A Faith-Based Call to Renewable Energy

John P. Gardner for the Ft. Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette: We are casting a bold and urgent vision that change in our individual and institutional habits is both possible and needed. Once upon a time, the congregation I serve used coal as fuel for heating. But that was two or more generations ago. We have […]

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Editorial: Ohio Governor Must Block Legislators’ War on Renewables

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Gov. John Kasich has said he would veto any bill that extended Ohio’s freeze on alternative energy and energy efficiency standards. That was a wise bar: Ohio’s freeze for the past two years — and uncertainty about state energy policy going forward — already has pushed green energy investments and […]

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Ohio Editorial: The High Economic Costs of Ignoring Renewables

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: How much in denial of economic realities are our elected representatives in Columbus? t least $100 million worth. That’s how much First Solar spends annually on its production lines and research and development labs in the Toledo area, testified Colin Meehan, First Solar’s director of regulatory affairs. The company employs […]

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On the Blogs: Trump Runs Risk of Suffering LBJ-Like ‘Credibility Gap’ on Energy Markets

John H. Cushman Jr. for InsideClimate News: Judging by the brief discussion of energy policy on Donald Trump’s White House transition website, what he’d like to change about the Obama approach is everything. Presented below are our expectations for Trump’s Top Ten list—along with some evidence about how complicated it might be to achieve these […]

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Milestone in Evolution of U.S. Energy Mix

Eric Roston for Bloomberg News: The U.S. passed another historic marker in its energy revolution this year. In February, U.S. transportation emitted more carbon dioxide than the fossil-fuel-heavy power sector for the first time since 1978. Overall, the U.S. has seen a 25 percent drop in carbon-dioxide emissions since 2008, the Department of Energy said, […]

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Goldman Sachs, Aiming for $150 Billion Clean-Energy Portfolio, Takes a Stake in 89 Countries

Katie Fehrenbacher for Fortune magazine: Financial giant Goldman Sachs, which plans to invest a massive $150 billion into clean energy projects and technology over the next decade, is already having a major impact on solar and wind companies, green job numbers, and the environment. According to a new report that the bank released on Thursday […]

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A Rush to Invest in Energy-Efficient Construction in California

Gabriel Kahn for the Wall Street Journal: The KB Home development here looks like any other middle-class subdivision in Southern California—rows of stucco houses with tiled roofs and two-car garages—except for the sticker on the entryway of one of its showcase units. The sticker displays the average monthly cost to heat and cool the home […]

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A ‘Quiet’ Revolution in U.S. Rules on Energy Efficiency

Chris Mooney for the Washington Post: The story does not command nearly as much attention as the Paris talks or the Clean Power Plan, but the facts are tough to dispute: Obama’s Energy Department has finalized more new standards for energy efficient appliances and products than any past administration, a new report finds. The Energy […]

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