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July 5, 2016

How Utilities Are Fighting Back on Solar Power

By Josh Garskof via ConsumerReports.com

In February the leasing giant SolarCity closed its operations in Nevada, laying off more than 550 employees there. A couple of months earlier, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, which regulates the state’s energy market, voted to cut by 2 cents per kilowatt-hour the credit ...

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Jan. 26, 2016

The Problem With Rooftop Solar That Nobody Is Talking About

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A couple of years ago, Steven Weissman, an energy lawyer at the University of California-­Berkeley, started to shop around for solar panels for his house. It seemed like an environmental no-brainer. For zero down, leading residential provider SolarCity would install panels on his roof. The company ...

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Nov. 18, 2015

5 Green Home Upgrades That Also Buy You a Tax Break

By  via MoneyTalkNews

Energy-efficient products might cost more than other models, but they essentially pay for themselves in reduced home energy costs, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Federal income tax credits can add to homeowners’ savings. Credits for five types of alternative-energy systems, like solar ...

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Aug. 17, 2015

White House Creates Solar Initiative

 

BY RUSSELL RIGGS

The White House announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy that increases the availability of solar power to low-income Americans. Nearly 645,000 American homes and businesses have gone solar as of 2014 and the costs of solar power have fallen 45% since 2010 ...

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Aug. 3, 2014

How to Cut Energy Costs in the Heat of Summer

There are so many awesome things about Summer like poolside relaxation and cookouts with friends, but what about all the money you’re blowing on energy costs at home?  Thankfully, there are ways that you can cut costs during this time of year.  You’ll also be doing the environment a favor ...

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