Offshore Wind Energy Could Power 14 Million American Homes If.

Sierra Club Compass

As we've been discussing , in less than three weeks, certain tax incentives that encourage growth in the clean energy sector, resulting in thousands of jobs and improved public health conditions, are set to expire.   The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is critical to kick offshore wind energy development into high gear. The potential is there along with the incentives - all Congress has to do is vote YES.

The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

Green Blog

PV semiconductor materials convert the sun’s rays directly into clean, carbon-free electricity. But in a kind of gold rush spurred by easy bank loans and government tax incentives and subsidies, China hurtled past PV technology pioneers the United States (in 2006) and Japan (in 2008). As these markets mature and solar system costs decline, FIT incentives are being reduced.

To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

Once home, the President should frame his agenda around efforts to move country and planet beyond carbon, warfare, and absolute poverty. Make it cap and dividend by taking the revenue from auctioning carbon permits – every last nickel – and returning it to Americans in equal shares. Each year, everyone gets a “Carbon Dividend” check, just like the Alaska Permanent Fund. accepts carbon constraints first. Eliminate all subsidies and tax breaks for carbon based fuels.

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