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DOE Loans for Clean (maybe), Renewable (or not) Energy

The DOE released a list today of the dozen projects currently participating in the Department's energy loan programs. What could be bad about that? Nothing, unless you look carefully at the details. The devil is in the definitions!


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Solar power project in Mojave Desert gets $1.4 billion boost

The Energy Department on Monday announced a "conditional" $1.4 billion loan guarantee for a solar thermal power complex in the Mojave Desert that would ultimately produce as much as 392 megawatts of electricity.


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5 Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit

Some of the materials you may need this year include receipts, forms, and manufacturer certification statements from any energy-efficient purchases you made last year. Take another look at which products are eligible for energy efficiency tax credits.

Read entire article at the Energy Savers Blog here.

Read entire article in the Economics Section of the AZ Solar Center website here.

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SunEdison installs US' largest rooftop solar installation

US solar provider SunEdison has built the largest single rooftop solar power installation in the US at NASDAQ-listed office products company Staples in Hanover, MD.


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As colleges add green majors and minors, classes fill up

Colleges are rapidly adding new majors and minors in green studies, and students are filling them fast. Nationwide, more than 100 majors, minors or certificates were created this year in energy and sustainability-focused programs at colleges big and small [including Arizona State University], says the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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