By taking advantage of federal and state incentives, solar developers in Pennsylvania have created a surplus of solar-energy credits.
While some are proposing legislation to require utility companies to increase the amount of solar energy they buy, others are considering moving their businesses to more profitable states.
What’s it mean for the future of solar energy in the Keystone State? Get the whole story over at the Inquirer.
The State of Climate Change
26 January 2011 3:23 PM | No Comments
There are many dismayed today that President Obama did not call more attention to climate change in last night’s State of the Union Address. And while he chose not to hark on environmental buzz words, he did make very strong statements about the necessity for a clean...Read More
ECA Pepsi Refresh Grant
15 December 2010 12:34 PM | No Comments
Philadelphia’s Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), the non-profit dedicated to helping area residents conserve energy and live sustainably, is in the running to receive a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. By offering energy audits and comprehensive home repairs, ECA has weatherized thousands of low...Read More
Redefining the Good Life
06 December 2010 2:40 PM | No Comments
When the economy tanked, not everyone panicked. Some people took their lemons, made lemonade and settled into a more conservative financial reality. And while austerity may not be the hot item on your Christmas list, this time of year—this most wonderful time of the year—is the perfect time to acknowledge...Read More
The Eagles go Greener
18 November 2010 9:55 AM | No Comments
Lincoln Financial Field (the Linc), home to the Philadelphia Eagles, is about to become even greener. The Inquirer’s Sandy Bauers reports that as of opening day 2011, the stadium, which is already lauded for its recycling and vegetarian meal options, will operate 100 wind turbines,...Read More
More Good Karma
08 October 2010 9:39 AM | No Comments
Good Karma Cafe, your eco-friendly Filter Square neighborhood coffee shop, has opened a second location at 928 Spruce Street. Just like at the first café, this location will operate in accordance with a Best Practices Philosophy and continue to serve guests in a socially responsible...Read More
The White House is Going Solar
05 October 2010 10:10 AM | No Comments
The most famous home in the U.S. is going solar. White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and Energy Secretary Steven Chu are expected to announce later today that solar panels will be installed on the White House roof in spring 2011 to...Read More
Go Army! Go Navy! Go Green?
17 September 2010 10:50 AM | 1 Comment
The US armed forces are embattled in a brutal competition for the next great military advancement: harnessing solar power. This spring, the Marines introduced a line of portable solar powered systems and were immediately followed by the Air Force’s version. Being all that they can...Read More
Thanks, but no thanks.
10 September 2010 4:06 PM | No Comments
Reps for President Obama took a meeting with environmentalist Bill McKibben (see previous post) to discuss the re-installation of solar panels on the White House, but did not agree to re-install them. (The actual panel McKibben brought was from the Carter administration and out of date. ...Read More