13 Dec '11, 6pm

‘Buy American’ Solar Amendment for DoD Passes, Closes Loophole, Opens Can of Worms: Combine solar power purcha...

Combine solar power purchase agreements, the Department of Defense "Buy American" Act, a well-meaning but ill-informed congress, and a solar industry in flux. Add a pinch of jingoism and shake well. What do you get? A big hot mess. Earlier this month, The Buy American Solar Amendment passed the Senate. Sponsored by Democratic Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and as reported on Udall's website , the amendment is meant to close loopholes in the Buy American Act, part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. The statement on the Senator's website includes this passage: The Department of Defense is required to comply with the Buy American Act and purchase American-made goods, including solar panels. In practice, however, the Buy American requirements often do not apply to solar projects at military facilities because third-party producers pro...

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organicconsumers.org 14 Dec '11, 12am

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ICM opens can of worms with .xxx domain seizures

domainincite.com 14 Dec '11, 7pm

While I don’t support .xxx, I do applaud this move. It looks like the IFFOR, or at least Chad Belville, is starting to lis...

North American solar PV market to double in Q4’11

renewableenergyfocus.com 13 Dec '11, 1pm

The analyst says North America is at a crossroads being caught between strong utility-scale project demand, declining sola...

Can ALEC Dim Arizona Solar on Tuesday?

Can ALEC Dim Arizona Solar on Tuesday?

cleantechnica.com 12 Dec '11, 5pm

Tuesday morning could be key in deciding Arizona solar policy for years to come. Because of the way public utilities overs...

Arduino - Buy:

arduino.cc 14 Dec '11, 12pm

Solar Power Can Fit on Existing Land

cleantechnica.com 16 Dec '11, 1am

John Farrell directs the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at ILSR and he focuses on energy policy develo...

Climate change for sale: How climate activists can wake up the American public

Climate change for sale: How climate activists ...

grist.org 13 Dec '11, 10am

Over the last few years, three Columbia University professors learned how important language is when it comes to combating...

Another Loophole for the Oil and Gas Industry i...

switchboard.nrdc.org 14 Dec '11, 7pm

This post was researched and written by NRDC Legal Fellow Matt McFeeley: Guess what? There is another loophole for the oil...

That’s One Big Solar Panel On Your Back

That’s One Big Solar Panel On Your Back

treehugger.com 20 Dec '11, 7pm

Casing out a solar bag for one of the green tech enthusiasts on your holiday list this year? Consider the Piggyback Solar-...

Buy More Beer! Friday is National Growler Day

Buy More Beer! Friday is National Growler Day

treehugger.com 13 Dec '11, 4pm

If you’re not already aware, many brewpubs and some breweries across the United States have the ability to sell you “growl...

An American law that will hit investors here: b...

todayonline.com 12 Dec '11, 9pm

For many years, thousands of foreign investors have put their money into American shares or other investments. Now, howeve...

Hawaii Feed-In Tariff Means Abundant Solar Power and a Big Profit for Oahu Man

Hawaii Feed-In Tariff Means Abundant Solar Powe...

getsolar.com 14 Dec '11, 11pm

Hawaii Feed-In Tariff Means Abundant Solar Power and a Big Profit for Oahu Man Wednesday, December 14th 2011 5:01 PM By Ge...

BP Closes Solar Business

BP Closes Solar Business

solarfeeds.com 21 Dec '11, 6pm

BP, notorious for the worst oil spill in US history, is closing its solar business because it’s not profitable. Tata BP So...