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SolarCity and Buffalo’s Transformation

Earlier this fall SolarCity announced it would build a massive photovoltaic solar panel factory in Buffalo. Could this help drive the city’s resurgence?

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State Mandates for Clean Energy Improving But Not Fast Enough

Want to know how your state is doing when it comes to clean energy mandates? Many states have set laudable goals for renewable energy. A surprising number haven’t. It begs the question why some states step up to the plate and others aren’t even concerned. And no, it doesn’t seem to be simply a matter of partisan politics.

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‘Friends of Science’ Not So Friendly, Blame Sun for Climate Change

Every organization that has stepped up to criticize climate change policies has had a different answer for why our climate is warming and our seas are expanding. Canada-based Friends of Science admittedly has the simplest, most appealing answer: It’s the sun. But good luck in interpreting the data on their website. You’ll need a PhD to understand its proof to this elementary process.

Clean energy expert Leslie Glustrom sounds the alarm. Photo by Lee Buchsbaum

‘Both Sides of the Meter’ at Colorado Climate Summit

“We have to look at both sides of the meter,” said Leslie Glustrom, pointing at a chart of Boulder’s carbon emissions that, despite tremendous work and city effort to reduce carbon emissions, showed marginal gains.

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Arizona to Roll Back Efficiency Standards

Last week the bipartisan Arizona Corporation Commission quietly passed a resolution to essentially repeal efficiency standards set in 2010.

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U.S. Government Achieves Renewable Energy Goals

The award of a competitive 10-year power supply contract with MG2 Tribal Energy’s Walnut Creek wind farm puts the GSA on track to meet 2020 renewable energy goals.