Posted on Nov 30, 2017
Posted on Oct 27, 2017
By Geddy Friedman
This week, Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency expressed his clear opposition toward the federal tax credits currently in place for the renewable energy industry with these harrowing words: “I would do away with these incentives that we give to wind and solar.” He continued, “I’d let them stand on their own and compete against coal and natural gas and other sources, and let utilities make real-time market decisions on those types of things as opposed to being propped up by tax incentives and other types of credits that occur, both in the federal level and state level.” This kind of technology-resistant talk comes as no surprise to those who have been paying attention to the federal government’s involvement in support of energy resources over the past century. Coal, natural gas, and oil have been practically the sole recipients...
Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Posted on Oct 6, 2017
Utah is a very special state in many respects. Everybody knows the Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, but how many know that Utah has five national parks—Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef, as well as six national forests—Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-LaSal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache? Utah is actually the only state in the country where every county contains some national forest. The beehive was chosen as the emblem for the provisional State of Deseret in 1848 and was maintained on the seal of the State of Utah when it became a state in 1896. Utahans relate the beehive symbol to industry and the pioneer virtues of thrift and perseverance. Utah has the highest birth rate as well as the youngest population of any U.S. state. It also has the highest literacy rate among the states in the United States...
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
New Mexico may very well be one of the nation’s best places for home and commercial solar for more than a few obvious reasons which we’ll be exploring further in this article.
As of 2016, New Mexico has seen growth in many different areas of solar energy such as overall solar installation growing 258.5 MW in a single year alone to the price of solar reducing 55% over last 5 years and the overall powering of over 170,000 homes with clean sustainable solar energy. All this growth would not be possible without the available solar incentives and renewable programs.
One reason New Mexico may be a new frontier for solar could be due in part by incentives like The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which is currently a 30 percent federal tax credit claimed against the tax liability of residential and commercial and utility investors in solar energy...
Posted on Sep 26, 2017
Posted on Sep 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES – September 18, 2017
By Sam Jefferies
The positive economic effects of the solar power industry driving a surge of new jobs and energizing the U.S. economy. According to Los Angeles-based Green Solar Technologies (GST), a national solar installation company, small towns, and rural communities are reaping the benefits from the surge in solar business. According to energy.gov, as of 2016, the solar workforce grew at a rate 12 times faster than the overall economy, and since 2010, this workforce has increased by 123 percent. Based on recent numbers from The Solar Foundation’s Solar Job Census, more than 260,000 Americans are working in the field, giving a boost to the U.S. economy across the board.
At Green Solar Technologies, Business Development Manager Steve Bagish stated: “We...