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U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas solidify its position as the country’s chief source of electricity and coal power continue to fade, according to monthly data published by the U.S. Department of Energy. […]

EIA: U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Are Lowest Since 1991

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which says this marks the lowest emissions level for the first six months of a year since 1991. According to EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook, mild weather and changes in the fuels used to generate electricity (i.e., more renewable energy consumption) contributed to the decline in […]

Etsy Launches Solar Pilot Program with Geostellar

Etsy Inc., the popular e-commerce company that allows people to sell and buy handmade goods, has partnered with Geostellar, a U.S. online solar marketplace, to launch a new pilot program called Etsy Solar. Geostellar says the pilot will help members of the Etsy community install solar panels on their homes or studios. Etsy plans on […]

Report: Big-Box Stores Could Save Big, Reduce Pollution by Going Solar

Big-box stores, grocery chains, and shopping centers in North Carolina could cut pollution and save $246 million with rooftop solar, according to a new report. The Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center analysis, Solar on Superstores, found that Target, Home Depot, and other large retailers could avert 2.2 million metric tons of carbon pollution […]

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