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Energy efficient buildings responsible for more than $200 million in economic growth in Washington state

It has long been known that energy conservation efforts save companies money every year. Not only does energy efficiency save building owners and tenants money, it also strengthens the overall economy, according to a new report published by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC).

Solar energy gets permission to go rural

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has just approved spending as part of its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to fund grants and loans for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide, according to Fox News. This funding amounts to around $63 million and will be distributed to these REAP projects, which are estimated to generate or save 207.8 ...

Clean Power Plan expected to capitalize on solar growth

On August 3 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of its Clean Power Plan, which has solar energy advocates celebrating. The plan, which aims to phase out coal-fired power plants in favor of low or zero-emission sources, encourages states to utilize wind and solar growth over nuclear and natural gas, as they are completely non-emitting.

The fight against global warming

As of this moment, energy fathered from renewable sources amounts to 13 percent of all U.S. electricity, according to City Lab. For California, in Governor Jerry Brown's 2015 State of the State address, he set three significant goals to work on in regards to renewable energy for the next 15 years. Inside Climate News reports that the first newly adopted projection is ...

Energy efficiency remains at the forefront of EPA Clean Power Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) latest Clean Power Plan has set a new standard for green living and energy efficiency.

Solar panels get political

President Obama and his administration moving towards slashing greenhouse gas emissions through The Clean Power Plan is a stark reminder of how the issue of adopting renewable energy sources has been heavily politicized in the past few years. Many companies and environmental activist agencies have praised the president's movement towards clean energy sources, ...

The White House taking initiative to lower carbon emissions across U.S.

Reading from Joby Warrick's article in The Washington Post, we found this news interesting;

A new concern for solar panels

According to Fox News Boston, as more people begin to take advantage of residential solar panels, a new issue is beginning to arise.

New permit rules make it easier for California residents to install solar power

According to KRCR News, a Redding City Council meeting has adopted a new ordinance to expedite the permit approval and pulling process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems. Before, residents would have to get a permit from local cities and counties to install solar panels. The ordinance was passed down from the state in hopes of speeding up the approval ...

California lawmakers plan to raise the state's clean energy mandate

According to USA Today, California lawmakers plan to raise the state's clean energy mandate by 50 percent toward the end of this year. The changes this will include more wind turbines, larger solar farms and more geothermal energy use. Many are wondering, though, will rooftop solar be a part of the change as well?

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