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August 21, 2008

Adding to its suite of renewable energy technologies for the San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to all departments to fast-track more renewable energy projects; this time, it’s for small wind. A newly-formed Wind Task Force proposed

August 21, 2008

The Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (NWSEED) and partners have scheduled a workshop in four Oregon locations for rural landowners interested in learning how to harness the power of wind. The workshop is sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture

August 20, 2008

Seattle, one of my favorite cities where heavy coffee consumption is blatantly encouraged, became a Solar America City in 2008. Despite the clean energy commitments of Mayor Greg Nickels’ Climate Initiative, the Department of Planning and Development’s Green Building Program,

August 20, 2008

Beginning in April and running through September, you can find a renewable energy fair. Whether it’s the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair (MREF), going on for almost 20 years at the Summer Solstice, and billed as “the world’s largest renewable energy,

August 19, 2008

IREC has just released Larry Sherwood’s U.S. Solar Market Trends for 2007. This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Solar America Initiative. Download the report Solar markets are booming in the United States due to

August 19, 2008

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is sponsoring a six-hour code training for current NABCEP-certified installers on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9th and 10th, from 6 p.m. EDT to 9:00 p.m. (5 p.m. CDT, 4 p.m.

August 19, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has made three new technical assistance awards under the Solar America Showcases project run by the Solar Energy Technologies Program. These awards provide technical assistance from solar energy experts to high-visibility,

August 19, 2008

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary announced that DOE will invest up to $24 million in Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond—subject to the availability of funds—to develop solar energy products to significantly accelerate penetration of solar photovoltaic

August 19, 2008

3.2 kW in Pasadena, MDGovernor Martin O’Malley recently announced that the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has awarded a record level of grant funding in support of residential solar and geothermal energy to Maryland residents. The Maryland Energy Administration has awarded

August 05, 2008

Brian Hurd is a vocational instructor at the East Los Angeles Skills Center (ELASC), an employment preparation and training center serving a diverse community. Recognizing that the demand for photovoltaic installers was poised to explode, Hurd developed a course of

 

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