It’s a bad idea, we think, and geared to help bigger stores and online shopping sites, as well as the local Mom & Pop small businesses.
Solar lighting makes sense for many applications, particularly areas where there is no existing power lines. Retrofitting energy lamps or street lights with solar fixtures are two practical ways to be good to the environment and save on utility bills.
True, there aren’t nearly as many renewable energy incentives today as there were 18 months ago, particularly at the federal level. But, many incentives still are available for solar lighting throughout the US at the state, county and city level. Some incentives are tax deductions, others are cash to help purchase and install via grants or low cost loans.
If you’re interested in these, act fast. Grant funding is snapped up quickly and while tax incentives for solar lighting is on the books for 2013, who knows what the future holds? Continue reading
Our Note: The bulk of this article, and the first photo, is taken from a HuffingtonPost.com article published on October 16, 2012. In some instances, we have added facts, links and videos that we have found on our own that provide greater more information on what is stated in the article.
Article: Energy Facts, And A Few Fibs, On Display At Presidential Debate
“A question from a voter at Tuesday evening’s town hall debate — regarding whether it was within the purview of the government to control the price of gas — sent President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney into a war of words over energy policy, and neither actually answered the question.” Continue reading
We didn’t write this, but we like it and recommend that you read it. It was originally published on September 11, 2012 on RenewableEnergyWorld.com in an article about the opening session of Solar Power International 2012.
It opened with a panel discussion on the state of the industry and Dickens’ novel “A Tale of Two Cities” was aptly quoted:
‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.’
“Even in the worst economic times, our industry is growing,” Resch said. The U.S. achieved its best quarter in history for the utility solar sector in the second quarter of 2012, according to a report released Monday by GTM Research and SEIA. Currently, over half of the states have more than 5 MW of solar installed, and the majority of the U.S. population lives in states that have more than 50 MW of solar on line, Resch said.
However, the “worst of times” could be yet to come for the solar industry. “Our industry is under direct attack,” Resch said. “Conservative super packs are attacking clean energy.” Over $1 billion is being spent on negative advertising against clean energy during the presidential campaign, Resch said.” Continue reading
Meow! It sure is shaping up to be one of the “cattiest” (no offense to our feline friends) campaigns in many years.
We like to share articles that we think would be of interest to our readers. Since the Democratic and Republication Presidential tickets have polar opposite approaches towards energy, we found this article “Obama Spars With Romney on Energy in Swing State Pitches” from RenewableEnergyWorld.com interesting.
We hope that you will look into the positions of both candidates as you make up your mind this coming election. For the record, we are for the… Continue reading
We try to share important information when appropriate and today we got an important email about the elections and renewable energy we want to share that includes a link to http://www.energyfactcheck.org/ and links so you can contact your US Congressional Representative and your US Senators. Continue reading
Now and again we recommend articles that we like. Here’s one published April 19, 2012 by RenewableEnergyWorld.com: “The Pending Subsidy Cliff, and The Way Out.”
Again, we remind you that your state and federal senators and congressmen/women need to know how you think and that you vote. Contact your US Senators by clicking here for email addresses and your congressperson by clicking here. And since many programs will be at the state level, don’t forget about contacting your local representatives and governors!