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Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:46:24 UTC

Empowering Individual Action To Fight Climate Change

In the face of climate change, one of the gravest and most complex challenges our collective societies have ever faced, many individuals and organizations are asking the natural question: what can we do personally to minimize our impact? Many thought leaders indeed espouse the mantra that true change will come via systematic and societal change […]

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Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:24:45 UTC

Musk Steps Up to the Plate Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis, the likes of which the nation has never experienced before. Elon Musk is among an array of influential business leaders who are using their platform and business acumen to get critical healthcare equipment in the hands of frontline healthcare workers. By now, all […]

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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:20:26 UTC

Solar Industry Employment Rebounds in 2019

After experiencing back-to-back years of declining employment, the U.S. solar industry rebounded in 2019, adding more than 5,600 jobs. An Industry on the Upswing The number of people employed in the solar industry grew in 2019 to a total of 249,983 solar workers – categorized as those who spend 50% or more of their time […]

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Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:24:10 UTC

Elon Musk’s Complete Master Plan

Sustainable energy and transport, shared autonomy, and saving the world. Here’s how Elon Musk’s vision is becoming reality. Tesla Master Plan, Part 1 From 0 to Mainstream: Hot off the heels of his PayPal victory and determined to change the status quo, Musk launched Tesla in 2003, at the same time he was building SpaceX. His […]

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:41:40 UTC

Public Polling Favors Climate Action, More Solar Adoption

Public polling continues to show that the American public is increasingly concerned about the effects of climate change and they are eager to push their elected leaders to action. Climate Change by the Numbers The topic of climate change and the role that humans have played in the warming of the planet remains heavily debated […]

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Fri, 27 Dec 2019 16:18:30 UTC

Solar Industry Overcomes Trump, Thrives in 2019

The U.S. solar industry faced its share of headwinds heading into 2019, but through it all, the industry showed remarkable resiliency and is poised to experience another year of solid growth. Record-Breaking Quarter The record-breaking pace of solar PV adoption in the United States showed little sign of letting up in 2019. This was the […]

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Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:14:25 UTC

Solar-Powered Cars: The Future of Personal Transportation?

The widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles into our daily lives seems like an inevitability that is just around the corner. A recent flurry of activity in the auto industry around solar-powered cars, however, has momentarily supplanted autonomous technology as the most talked about innovation in the industry, as the once fanciful idea starts to enter […]

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Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:19:01 UTC

You Can Profoundly Impact Climate Change

Although climate change should frighten you, the question remains, “What can I do about it?” There is a simple, effective way for every American to personally, profoundly impact climate action and it is as close as your local voting booth. Vote Climate U.S. PAC’s 2020 Presidential Voter’s Guide empowers Americans to make climate change a […]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:07:38 UTC

Climate Change Policy Measures: Identifying Priorities, Particularly Outside of the Usual Suspects

With the 2020 Presidential race already heating up, issues surrounding climate change, clean energy, and what policy mechanisms are the most critical ones for the federal government to employ are getting more of a spotlight than ever before. While ideas like research & development, tax credits, and carbon prices are among the first policy levers […]

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Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:44:10 UTC

Does the U.S. Still Need the Solar Investment Tax Credit?

Over the last 10 years, the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which offers a federal income tax credit worth 30% of a homeowner’s solar installation costs, has opened up solar to millions of homeowners by dropping that huge financial hurdle. But the ITC is set to begin phasing out at the end of 2019 and […]

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Wed, 07 Aug 2019 14:00:02 UTC

Top Priority Policy Planks for a Green New Deal

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is a non-profit organization located in Washington DC whose mission is “to accelerate the transition to a new, low-emissions economy based on energy efficiency and renewable energy.” The organization works towards these goals through their briefings on Capitol Hill (as well as webcasts, papers, and more) to educate policymakers […]

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Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:40:08 UTC

Mosaic’s PowerSwitch 6 Residential Home Solar Loans: An Interview with GM of Solar, Erin Talbot

Installing solar panels on a household’s rooftop is an exciting moment for any family, but it’s also one that can come with some fear and hesitation due to the high costs. Mosaic is trying to change that and allow all homes to reap  the benefits of installed solar systems. Mosaic is a company that provides […]

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Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:48:42 UTC

As Costs Fall, Global Solar Capacity Ramps Up

The US is seeing record amounts of solar energy production recently. In April, renewable energy – including solar, wind, and hydropower – actually outperformed coal for the first in U.S. history. However, solar is still a small percentage of the nation’s overall electricity. How do we compare with the rest of the world? And with […]

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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:38:30 UTC

What are the Best Policy Mechanisms to Combat Climate Change

Climate change policy has finally taken a place on the priority of the mainstream population and politicians and candidates looking to represent them. However, climate advocates can no longer support leaders who pass the bar of saying they support climate action, but rather we need to be debating and choosing the specific types of climate […]

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Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:45:16 UTC

New Solar Tech Could Outshine Conventional Silicon

Silicon is by far the most common material in photovoltaic solar, but that could all change in the next decade as researchers around the world continue to develop new photoelectric materials. In a June 2019 webinar for the publication, Nature Research, University of Notre Dame professor Prashant Kamat walked through some of the most promising […]

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