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"Millions of People Investing in Solar" — Billy Parish Explains the Power of Crowd Finance


For years, the only effective way to go solar was to have tens of thousands of dollars and a sunny roof. Investing in solar was nearly impossible. Not'ny more...

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The White House report on Climate Change


Explore highlights of the National Climate Assessment including an Overview, the report’s 12 overarching findings, and a summary of impacts by region.

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Union of Concerned Scientists - The Time for Wind and Solar Energy Is Now


To avoid the worst of the worst, IPCC scientists say emissions will have to be reduced 40 percent to 70 percent by 2050 and warn that we only have a 15-year window to reverse course.

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The case for a carbon tax


It's still possible to avert catastrophic human-caused climate change, but the world's nations must push much harder to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions — and very soon.

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Grid parity: Why electric utilities should struggle to sleep at night


Washington Post - What’s good news for those concerned with climate change, and bad news for electric utilities? That’s grid parity, which is sometimes called socket parity. It exists when an alternative energy source generates electricity at a cost match

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VEC first Wisconsin utility to construct community-owned solar


Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC) is bringing community-owned solar to Wisconsin. In partnership with national community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC), VEC will provide any member in its service territory the opportunity to own individual

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NYT - Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate


The report warns that the effects of human emissions of heat-trapping gases are already being felt, that the ultimate consequences could be dire, and that the window to do something about it is closing.

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Poll: 75% of US Homeowners Say Utilities Shouldn’t Block Solar


Consumers want more choice. And they’re open to buying solar power from the utility or a third party.

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UCS - Michigan Can Triple Its Use of Renewable Energy at Virtually No Additional Cost


With Governor Snyder’s recent announcement of clean energy goals for Michigan, the conversation is quickly developing around the future role of renewable energy in the state.

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Minnesota becomes first state to set ‘value of solar’ tariff


Minnesota utility regulators on Wednesday approved the nation’s first statewide formula for calculating the value of customer-generated solar power.

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