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Germany’s Green Energy Failure Analysis Wind

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WASHINGTON – The Institute for Energy Research today released the first entry in a new series of case studies on Europe’s green energy programs. For years, some policymakers have pointed to Europe as an exemplar of good energy policy, arguing …

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Europe Slashing Renewable Subsidies Analysis Wind

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For years, Europe has claimed to be at the forefront in instituting policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to comply with the Kyoto Protocol.  As part of that, Europe has been at the forefront of setting mandates for wind and …

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Hard Times Hit Large Scale Solar Energy Analysis Solar

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The economics and environmental consequences of solar energy are finally hitting home to developers, with many more cancellations than construction of large solar facilities. Since 2009, there have been 365 federal applications for solar facilities, but of those, only …

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Net Metering 101 Analysis Solar

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As solar panels have dropped in price, thousands of people have installed solar panels on their homes and businesses. One of the benefits of solar panels is that people can sometimes not only meet their electricity needs, but they can …

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Little Risk to Investors of Gigantic Solar Power Plant in California Blog Solar

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One of the world’s largest photovoltaic power plants has started full operation in San Luis Obispo County in California. The 250 megawatt solar power plant received a hefty $1.2 billion loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy[i] for …

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Tough Times May Be Ahead for Residential Solar Panels Analysis Solar

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Governments are still providing subsidies for solar energy technologies, but there are beginning to be some bumps in the road for these technologies. Spain, which has long been a renewable energy advocate with the first mandates for renewable production and …

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