April 27, 2015
Jake Cotreau and Matt Coda first hatched the idea for a solar-powered taxi service in an entrepreneurship class at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Less than a month after they graduated, Golden Sun Taxi, a solar-powered golf cart taxi service, opened for business in nearby Folly Beach.
April 8, 2015
Policies to promote rooftop solar are under attack across the country. Utilities are trying to prop up their revenues by adopting higher fixed customer fees, which discourage the installation of rooftop solar or energy efficiency measures. A new draft report prepared for the Louisiana Public Service Commission concludes that the costs of state’s net-metering program vastly outweigh the benefits. But the Sierra Club and other solar advocates have called this study out for its unsubstantiated assumptions, flawed data, and misleading assertions.
March 11, 2015
Energy freedom advocates in Indiana won a major victory when Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma withdrew House Bill 1320, which threatened to make rooftop solar more expensive and rig the game in favor of monopoly electric utilities. Over 100 Hoosier homeowners, farmers, small business owners, and pastors packed a committee hearing to urge their elected officials to protect energy choice.
Mr. Green shows you how to find out if your local power supply is clean (or not).
At some point between installing the green roof, the solar water heater, and the vegetable garden, they realized they were well on their way toward making a statement.
January 27, 2015
Facing resistance in their efforts to impose monthly charges on rooftop solar customers, utilities have adopted a new strategy to discourage customers from going solar and preserve their profits in the face of flattening electricity demand.
January 16, 2015
On the first day of the new legislative session for the Maryland General Assembly, Sierra Club activists and their allies in the Maryland Climate Coalition rallied in front of the state capitol in Annapolis to support a bill to raise the state's clean electricity standard to 40 percent within the next 10 years.