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As U.S. slips, China now best place to invest in renewable energy

September 8th, 2010

Wind turbine in China

China has succeeded the U.S. as the most attractive location in which to invest in renewable energy projects, according to Ernst & Young’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices. China entered the Country Attractiveness Indices table in December 2004 and, since then, has progressed steadily to the top of the All Renewables Index. In the last index, it was tied with the US.

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Governors want strong wind policy to build green jobs and energy security

March 16th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Image: Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

Image: Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

While there is no shortage of hot air swirling around various plans to harness wind energy to power our homes and businesses, a group of United States governors has hammered out a plan and is ready to take it all the way to the top.

On Tuesday, Iowa Governor Chet Culver and Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri released Great Expectations: U.S. Wind Energy Development, the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition’s 2010 Recommendations. Culver and Carcieri are the chair and vice chair of the 29-state organization, which is attempting to shape a national policy to make wind power both viable and cost-effective.

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Waxman-Markey goes low-RES, angering wind companies

May 15th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Comments are flying faster than bats heading for a wind turbine in D.C. as all the “stakeholders” queue up to make their case for or against the Waxman-Markey climate legislation being marked up next week.

First, our favorite — and this is a real giggle — from U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, the fast-fossilizing Republican from south of Dallas. He’s suggested that Congress not “cap” industrial emissions per se and that it “exclude carbon dioxide from a list of federal pollutants,” according to a McClatchy-Tribune news service report.

Right. Great answer to carbon pollution.

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25 percent renewables by 2025 would bring jobs, lower electric bills and rural benefits

March 24th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Shifting the U.S. toward more renewable wind and solar power would not only generate thousands of jobs and lower consumers’ electric bills, it would create new income for rural residents and vastly reduce carbon emissions, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The UCS released a study today showing that if utilities were required to obtain 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025 it would:

  • Create nearly 300,000 new domestic jobs
  • Save consumers some $65 billion in lower gas and electricity bills through 2025; up to $95 billion through 2030.

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