Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

President Trump’s tax plan is aimed at cutting taxes and giving corporate America more money to produce more goods and services and to hire more workers to do the jobs that he would anticipate. There are, however, winners and losers in the corporate sector and notably

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

The Republican House tax plan proposed this week includes eliminating the current credit of up to $7,500 for electric vehicle buyers, USA Today reported. Automakers and industry analysts warn that nixing the EV tax incentive could have a negative effect on the entire electric vehicle … Read more…

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

Predictions always involve a certain level of guesswork, but when the US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2006 how much solar capacity would be installed by 2016, the number wasn’t even close. The EIA had underestimated the capacity by 4,813%, an analysis by Statista found. … Read more…

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

A new ordinance in Salt Lake City that passed last August requires the owners of large commercial buildings to start providing the city with annual measurements of their energy usage. The benchmarking is projected to lower annual energy costs and eliminate pollutants, but it could … Read more…

Smart Building Technologies Key for Energy Efficiency in Europe

Smart Building Technologies Key for Energy Efficiency in Europe

  Europe is a global leader in sustainability legislation and initiatives, and commercial buildings play an essential role in meeting ambitious targets set for 2020. Western European countries are exhibiting significant commitment to energy- and emissions-related goals, including through legislation such as the Energy Performance … Read more…

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Major manufacturers in the United States have set ambitious goals around cheap renewable energy, but they are struggling to access the clean energy they want because of state policies that limit procurement, according to a new report from David Gardiner and Associates. DGA’s report “The … Read more…

Icahn Resigned as Trump Adviser Just Days before This New Yorker Article

Icahn Resigned as Trump Adviser Just Days before This New Yorker Article

Carl Icahn’s role as an adviser to President Trump was a conflict of interest related to rules requiring oil refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline, according to an article in The New Yorker. The article came out just days after Icahn stepped down from his … Read more…

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

If the UK wants to control energy prices for businesses, then the government should start encouraging onshore wind farm construction, a recent study commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables concluded. Engineering consulting firm Arup discovered that wind technology has dropped so much in cost that developers could … Read more…

UN Report: Lack of Funding Hampers Sustainable Energy Access in Least Developed Countries

UN Report: Lack of Funding Hampers Sustainable Energy Access in Least Developed Countries

Lack of funding is the biggest hurdle facing the 47 least developed countries in the world as they try to reach sustainability targets, the United Nations reported. The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small … Read more…

US Coalition Launches to Support Paris Accord

US Coalition Launches to Support Paris Accord

Despite President Donald Trump’s announcement last month that he intended to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord, numerous American cities, states, and businesses say they’re going to adhere to the ambitious climate agreement anyway. A national coalition led by Michael Bloomberg and California … Read more…

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