Consumer reports survey finds most Americans want more renewable energy

“The Trump maladministration wants to choke us all with more emissions from coal-fired generating plants, but a survey of 1200 Americans conducted by GfK for Consumer Reports finds the vast majority of Americans want more renewable energy and less power plant pollution. The survey also reveals that plenty of utilities seem to have a credibility…

Increasing reports of solar panel fraud

“Our focus is on the unethical practices undertaken by certain third-party contractors and installers, who typically prey on senior citizens and low-income residents. Be assured that law enforcement and other agencies that are investigating these cases are working to relieve residents of economic responsibility without damage to their credit. And, they are planning to take…

Permitting is making residential solar expensive and reforms can change that

“The cost of installing residential solar electricity generation in the United States has declined significantly over the past few years, due mostly to innovations that have reduced the cost of photovoltaic panels. But, nationwide, American consumers are still being charged far more for solar panels than the average consumer in other countries.” Click here to…

Transforming the UC’s energy portfolio

“Solar development has contributed significantly to the UC system’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2025, and UC Davis has played a major role in this progress. However, more challenges still lie ahead to achieve a balance between environmental and economic sustainability. According to its website, the South Campus Large Solar Power Plant, which became active…

Los Angeles announces first zero net energy multifamily affordable housing development

The units were not only designed to operate very energy efficiently, but also to engage tenants in their energy consumption patterns. Apartment iPad displays will allow tenants to see how much energy they’re using, and how much energy their solar panels are producing. Each apartment has separate solar panels on the roof directly wired to…
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