Former coal plant make wind turbine foundations
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Former coal plant make wind turbine foundations

We're going to see a bunch of announcements on various manufacturing sites connected with offshore wind turbine manufacturing along the costs. A local electrician that I share a beer with at the pub has been talking to me about becoming an offshore turbine technician. That's about as cool as it gets it my book. Get out there people - be the change. (more…)
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North Carolina solar generation now exceeds 1 gigawatt
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North Carolina solar generation now exceeds 1 gigawatt

A North Carolina sustainable energy group announced solar power capacity in the state has passed 1 gigawatt of power and accounts for $1.6 billion in revenue. Solar has been a fantastic economic driver "Solar has been a fantastic economic driver in North Carolina's clean energy industry for the past several years, and reaching 1 gigawatt is the latest impressive milestone for this growing market," Robin Aldina, manager of energy research at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, said in an emailed statement. The NCSEA credits a strong climate of support for renewable and energy efficiency with stimulating the low-carbon sector…
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources

Every time you flick a light switch, you send money to Texas, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t it be better to keep that money local? That's the question Sylvia Broude asked. Broude, the executive director of Toxics Action Center, was in town Wednesday, taking part in a statewide push to convince legislators to make it easier for individuals and companies to invest in renewable energy. The press conference in Fall River — held in Kennedy Park to allow a good view of the coal piles at the Brayton Point Power Station — was one of six held around the state in…
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4 Simple Benefits of Solar Energy
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4 Simple Benefits of Solar Energy

Guest post from JNA Solar Are you thinking about going solar? You are not alone in this movement, as many others in the world are embracing solar energy. Solar energy is good for the environment and saves you money. Using solar energy to power your home or workplace has many benefits, including economic, personal, and environmental. The following 4 simple benefits of solar energy will help you understand the immense benefits of solar power. 1. Solar energy saves you money – The cost of electricity is constantly on the rise, and multiple independent studies paint the same gloomy picture; electricity prices will…
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Beaumont Solar CEO Phil Cavallo’s speech from Environment Massachusetts’ event in New Bedford, MA
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Beaumont Solar CEO Phil Cavallo’s speech from Environment Massachusetts’ event in New Bedford, MA

On September 3, 2015, Environment Massachusetts hosted an even at the New Bedford High School, highlighting the communities actions in general, and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Beaumont Solar Co. CEO Phil Cavallo in particular. The following were Mr. Cavallo's remarks at the event: Remarks: Sharon, thank you for that introduction and for all you do in your job to promote Environment Massachusetts. Mayor Mitchell I am thrilled to be here today. I, on behalf of all of our employees at Beaumont Solar, thank you for your leadership in driving the City of New Bedford to be one of the…
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Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth
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Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sharon Solomon, 678-334-1212 (c), sharon@environmentmassachusetts.org Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth NEW BEDFORD, MA – Massachusetts ranked 5th nationwide for the amount of solar energy capacity installed per person in 2014, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, but business executives and community leaders warned that the rapid growth of solar energy could stall if state officials fail to lift a cap on Massachusetts’ most important solar program. “New Bedford and Massachusetts are leaders for solar power,…
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