News

  • December 5, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • With changes, the grid can take it
  • MIT News Office, David L. Chandler
  • MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation. Over the next two decades, the U.S. electric grid will face unprecedented technological challenges stemming from the growth of distributed and intermittent new energy sources such as solar ... more ›
  • December 5, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • California Creating ‘Shovel Ready’ Green Jobs
  • Scoop San Diego, Kim Delfino, John Gamper, Carl Zichella, and Jay Ziegler
  • California recently took a major step forward to make it cheaper and likely faster for solar power developers to locate large-scale solar projects on impaired farmland that’s no longer suitable for agricultural production. The signing of Senate Bill 618 into law will provide incentives for solar developers to site their ... more ›
  • December 2, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • 10 things you should know about the DOE loan guarantee program
  • Gigaom, Katie Fehrenbacher
  • As a result of the bankruptcies of solar maker Solyndra and flywheel maker Beacon Power, the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program (1705) is now under heavy scrutiny, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it landed in the dustbin next year. But Bloomberg has put together a report digging into ... more ›
  • December 2, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • White House Recognizes Metrus Energy at Job Creation Roundtable
  • Business Wire
  • Department of Energy program identifies Metrus’ financing model as key driver in accelerating energy efficiency nationwide WASHINGTON, Dec 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Metrus Energy, Inc., which delivers turnkey energy efficiency finance and project management solutions, joined President Obama today to advance ... more ›
  • December 1, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • The White House’s $4B Better Buildings Challenge
  • Greentech Media, Jeff St John
  • The White House hopes to drive $4 billion in building retrofits and create tens of thousands of new jobs—if private partners can deliver on their promises. Can the Obama administration spur $4 billion in building energy efficiency retrofits without being able to get the money out of a deadlocked Congress? ... more ›