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The renewable energy industry has grown significantly in recent years, due in large part to political leaders and other industry experts setting the stage for clean energy success.

Why NC Town Rejected Solar Panels

Tue, 2015-12-15 10:01

Concerns vs. Facts

You may have heard by now that the town of Woodland, NC rejected a proposal for a solar farm following public concerns. Citizens expressed their fear and mistrust of solar energy technology, blocking Strata Solar Company to build a solar farm off Highway 258.

Strata Solar had proposed a solar farm around Woodland because the town has an electrical substation where the solar power generated by the panels could be hooked up to the electrical grid.

What the Paris Attacks Mean for COP21

Tue, 2015-11-17 15:10

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is scheduled for Nov 30-Dec 11 in Paris. The objective of the 2015 conference is to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all nations of the world.

On Saturday, the day after the now-infamous Paris attacks, the French government vowed to forge ahead with the long-scheduled international summit.

COP21 Climate Change Summit logo

Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Climate Change

Wed, 2015-10-14 14:31

The first Democratic debate kicked off last night on CNN, and, as one might expect, the topic of climate change surfaced in a way we’ve never seen before.

Say Goodbye to Climate Change Skeptics

Wed, 2015-09-30 09:24

The Associated Press (AP) recently announced an update to its AP Stylebook regarding climate change skeptics. The AP Stylebook is a standard reference guide for journalists, meant to ensure consistency in word choice, usage, and spelling in all editorial work. With more and more news centered on climate change, it became necessary for the AP staff to review its existing listing about climate change and confirm that the guidance accurately reflects the current public opinion and tone on the subject.

Sustainability News - Mar/Apr 2015

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:53

We have some very exciting announcements for this quarter’s installment of need-to-know sustainability news! While this is, of course, not a comprehensive listing of important recent news, we thought you all would agree that these items were definitely of particular importance! To chat about other recent news stories in the sustainability industry, visit our Facebook page or tweet us @everblue_edu. Now, let’s get into it!

Sustainability Roundup

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:14

The sustainability industry is a fast-growing and ever-changing one. It can be difficult to keep up with all the news. In this sustainability roundup, we'll provide a basic overview of interesting events that have recently happened. Of course this is not a full list of all recent news stories but instead a brief recap of milestones and events that we've found particularly interesting. If you'd like to discuss other recent news, send us a note on Facebook. We look forward to hearing about which news stories are important to you!

Highlights From Obama’s Climate Action Speech

Thu, 2013-06-27 10:15

President Obama took a bold leadership stance during his June 25th speech from Georgetown University, where he put forth his plan to combat climate change. He promised to confront the threats of climate change head-on, with plans that include cutting carbon emissions, preparing our nation to deal with unavoidable climate change impacts, and reinforcing America’s leadership role in a global transition to cleaner economies. The President applied his executive authority to enact climate action regulations that affect both business and government.

Top 5 Nations for Renewable Investment

Mon, 2013-04-01 07:40

Last week, Ernst & Young released their report for Country attractiveness indices (CAI) for February 2013, which consisted of 40 countries on the attractiveness of their renewable energy markets, energy infrastructure and the suitability for individual technologies. In the report, E&Y claims that policy uncertainties and financial incentives remain to be a substantial factor for renewables investors in many countries.

ARRA Tax Credits for Home Owners Through 2013

Fri, 2013-02-15 09:19

Congress has updated the home owner tax credits for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for 2013.

The Results: Claim up to $500 dollars back in tax returns from installing qualified energy-efficient products (products listed at the bottom).

The Good News: Because the previous ARRA tax credits expired December 31 2011, the updated tax credit is retroactive from that date. This means, any qualifying products installed after December 31, 2011 are eligible for the tax credit until December 31, 2013.

President Obama on Climate Change

Mon, 2013-01-28 09:36

During his inaugural address, President Obama took a brief moment to discuss climate change and expressed our social responsibility to take action. “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”