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Peel ‘n Stick Solar!

The burning ideas never stop in the world of sun power What’s your favorite solar innovation? We’ve seen “spray-on” solar of the perovskite variety, floating photovoltaics, solar doghouses and golf carts, windows that utilize the technology, and even claims for a “water-purifying solar panel”. That’s just what we’ve uncovered in this newsletter alone! The latest […]

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Politics as Usual

Cleanpower keynote lineup emphasizes green energy’s need for federal support Update 6/3/21: Sticking with the political power lineup card, ACP announced today that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) have joined the list of speakers. The American Clean Power Association (formerly AWEA) is gearing up for its next trade show in […]

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Climate Control

Danfoss names new VP of sales for its Climate Solutions business in US and Canada Danfoss has named Vikas Anand as vice president of sales in North America for its recently formed Climate Solutions business segment. The fact that a pump manufacturer with a longstanding hard-industry presence has formed a “Climate Solutions” division is a telling […]

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EPA Moves On HFCs

Department calls proposed rule on hydroflourocarbons “among the most significant environmental laws in recent years” In an announcement that could have a major impact on the HVAC/R industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is officially proposing its first rule under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020 to phase down the production […]

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Coal Conversions a Success

CPV says it channeled over 400 MW to traditional sites in PJM region Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), the Silver Spring, Md., subsidiary of OPC Energy, commemorated Earth Day 2021 by “underscoring the tremendous contributions their employees, partners and shareholders have made to address climate change,” it said, and is providing impressive data to back it. […]

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Exelon to Split Businesses

Utilities subsidiaries “Remain”, while power generation businesses “Spin” off Exelon Corp. announced yesterday that its board of directors has approved a plan to separate Exelon Utilities (RemainCo), comprised of the company’s six regulated electric and gas utilities, and Exelon Generation (SpinCo), its power generation and customer-facing energy businesses into two publicly traded companies. The move […]

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GM EVerything

Major ad campaign indicates automakers are all-in on EVs By now, you’ve probably seen General Motors’ new ad campaign for its electric vehicle battery platform. On February 3, General Motors released its big game ad during the Super Bowl starring Will Ferrell, who discovers Norway far outpaces the United States in electric vehicle adoption. In […]

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A Greener Garden

N.J. establishes Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, comprehensive goals If any state should be striving to be “green”, it’s the Garden State. From Newark on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects aimed at improving air quality and reducing the effects […]

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The Golden State Gas Cap

Sales of new gas-powered cars banned in California by 2035 California’s state legislature made waves with an announcement two weeks ago banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to do so might be welcome news to EV nuts…but it has not gone over well in other factions. […]

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Fumesday

Clean power jobs take a massive hit 12,500 jobs were added to the clean energy sector in September. That might seem like a decent quota for a minority industry, until one sees the comparatives. That number means almost 14% of the sector’s pre-COVID-19 workforce is left unemployed, according to the latest analysis of federal unemployment filings prepared […]

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