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Cracking the Code on the Business of Energy Management
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Energy management is one of the most important parts of our changing energy landscape. It is a market made up of part energy efficiency, part Big Data solution and part Internet of Things. Energy management will be a multi-trillion dollar industry that will reverberate across industrialized economies. The competitive advantage in virtually every economic sector will be redefined by companies’ ability to manage volatile energy prices. It will change how we consume energy. Significant reductions in energy use are an obvious outcome (with corresponding pressure on energy companies), but even more exciting are the social and economic benefits of being able to preform significantly more work with our existing energy resources.

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Solar Fred Marketing Tip: Being a Tariff-Free Solar Panel Ain’t Enough
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My, my, I’m getting all sorts of e-blasts and seeing ads from various solar companies telling me that they have tariff-free solar panels! Yay! …Or not. Yes, you have a temporary advantage over those tier one brands that do or will have tariffs imposed, but you’re not the only tariff-free brand on the block, and — wait! Looky-looky over there! Many

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Six Reasons Solar Needs to Learn to Live with the Tariffs
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The solar industry usually has great political instincts. It got President Bush to jumpstart the industry with federal incentives. In Georgia, solar advocates were able to form an unlikely coalition of Tea Party advocates and the Sierra Club to expand its footprint there. But in defending Chinese manufacturers against tariff penalties, it’s on the

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Native Power: Job Growth through Green Technologies
- by News Desk
The recent economic crisis has hit much of America extremely hard, but the effects can be seen even more drastically on tribal lands. Counties on Native American reservations are among the poorest in the country, in part due to lack of economic opportunity. Some estimates put the average unemployment rate on Native American reservations around 70 percent.

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What You Need to Know about Solar, Storage, and Microgrids
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REC Solar recently participated in a webinar on Renewable Energy World that invited several experts to discuss the U.S. landscape for solar PV with microgrids, and energy storage. The panelists included: Peter H. Asmus, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research. Peter is a leading global expert on microgrids and virtual power plants and the a

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China to Mull $16 Billion for Electric Vehicle Chargers
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China is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build more charging facilities and spur demand for electric vehicles, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Chile Attracts $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Investment
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Chile, the wealthiest nation in Latin America, is attracting $7 billion of renewable investments from Abengoa SA to SunEdison Inc. as the government seeks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to supply cheaper power to the mining industry, which provides a third of the world’s copper.

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Green Investors May Find It Hard Breaking Up With Oil and Gas
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Investors seeking greener energy stocks will find it difficult to reproduce the returns offered by oil and natural gas producers, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Geothermal Visual: Borrowing a 'Play Fairway' from the Oil and Gas Industry
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The map below is shaded grey in the project areas for the geothermal teams that were*chosen by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to receive funding and support in the current “Play Fairway” award opportunity. The Geothermal Technologies Office announced up to $4 million for*eleven projects*for the Play Fairway Analysis, a su

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One Electric Utility Is Carbon Neutral Today
- by News Desk
It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33 percent renewable energy by 2015 and to ultimately deliver a carbon neutral electricity supply. They will reach 48 percent renewable power in 2017 and met the carbon n

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