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Solar Jobs Continue to Grow in 2014

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

The Solar Foundation just released their 2014 National Solar Jobs Census, which contains data on current solar jobs, trends, and growth in the industry. The bottom line: solar is creating jobs in this country at a faster rate than many industries, surpassing the number of jobs created by the coal industry, and beating expectations for growth year after year. Read more >

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Here’s a Utility Hiding Some Facts About the EPA Clean Power Plant Rule

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

ERCOT, the electricity reliability organization for Texas, distorts the impacts of the EPA power plant carbon rules 111(d) by leaving out any context in its recent report. Read more >

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Clean or Dirty? Fighting Over the EPA Clean Power Plan Gets Messy

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

What should we think when two grid reliability authorities look at large-scale adoption of renewable energy and come to opposite conclusions? This isn’t pretty and we need to get to the bottom of it. Read more >

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What Happens When Solar Energy is Cheaper Than Local Electricity Prices?

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

The future keeps changing! Banks are telling us that solar energy is becoming mainstream. 

UCS projects that for more than half of the states in the U.S., solar power on your roof is going to be cheaper than the price of electricity delivered by the utility company. Deutsche Bank reports the number will be 36 states in 2016, or 47 states if federal tax credits continue as they are today. Read more >

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Halloween and the Fossil Fuel Witch Hunt

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Just in time for Halloween, there’s a witch hunt brewing in the energy business…

As the realities of climate change settle in the minds of the fair citizens of this land, there’s a nightmarish force fighting back. Healthier air and a safer climate are threatened by backers of long dead fossil fuels, the never-living, and never-dead nuclear powers. Attacks on climate-saving solutions are part of a new effort to bring zombie coal plants back to life, threatening the nation’s renewable, clean energy future. Read more >

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