2.27.14 - Widespread Customer Defection from the Electric Grid Possible by 2025, Says New Report - As the cost of renewable energy and storage technologies continue to decline, "a considerable number of utility customers will likely see favorable defection economics within 10 years."
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has partnered with the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop guidelines for #renewable energy deployment. The guidelines address appropriate development of clean energy on and around DOD-controlled lands. Read the report here: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dodsc/library/Siting_Renewable_Energy_Primer_5SEP13_FINAL_WEB.pdf
3.10.14 - The Red Faces of the Solar Skeptics - Today's Economist Column includes the perspective of Nancy Folbre, professor emerita of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - " solar-generated electricity is turning into a powerful environmental and economic success story. It’s also threatening the balance sheets of electric utility companies that continue to rely heavily on fossil fuels and nuclear energy."
10.15.13 - Solar Hot Water system installed on condominiums in Greenbelt, MD by Skyline Innovations under a "price-indexed, no-cost offering (which) means Greenbriar’s hot water energy rates will always be a fixed percentage lower than what they would have paid for hot water from their conventional utility provide"