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With Tax Credits Extended, Will Wind Compete with, or Complement, Solar?

Congress’ approval late last year to extend tax credits to the wind and solar industries for an additional five years will have two big impacts. First, it will allow for steady continued market growth. Secondly, it will provide solar and wind technology and supply-chain improvement additional time to approach the levelized cost of energy of [...]

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Military Renewables: Why More Than Money is at Stake

In 2011, the U.S. Army spent five billion dollars on renewable energies. But why does the Army care so much about renewable energy? The answer is simple: lives and public funds are at stake. In wartime, soldiers risk their lives protecting the convoys that deliver fossil fuels to the frontlines. The Army Environment Policy Institute [...]

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Two Major Benefits of Renewables (It’s Not Just Reducing GHGs)

Many people believe that renewable energy will only benefit communities by reducing CO2 emissions. While this is certainly true, it is far from the only benefit to its adoption. Some would even argue it is not even the most important. There are two other big major ways in which renewables provide benefits to countries worldwide, [...]

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