While the economy seems to be fragile and teetering, political leaders and economic strategists fear one wrong move could bring it all down in pieces. Yet, President Obama seems steadfast in his belief that one must spend money to make money.
The House of Representatives voted on a repeal of the so-called “bulb ban” on July 12, 2011, but failed to reach its needed two-thirds majority, concluding with 233 members in favor of the repeal and 193 against it.
Vermont has enacted a first-in-the-nation registration process for small solar-power systems, providing a national model for mitigating costly local solar permitting. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the Vermont Energy Act Fiscal Note into law on May 25.
In an effort to assist small contractors who are struggling to comply with new Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lead paint abatement regulations, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment, authored by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to the Fiscal Year 2010 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill.
The California State Assembly passed AB 2514, legislation that members hope will create a smarter electric grid, increase the use of renewable energy, save Californians money by avoiding the need to build new power plants, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollutants through
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary locke announced nine American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) investments to help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve education and healthcare across the country.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., chairman of the Senate’s green jobs subcommittee, introduced legislation with nine cosponsors to encourage the installation of 10 million solar-power systems on the rooftops of homes and businesses over the next decade.
Already a pioneer in the field of renewable-energy policy, Colorado has taken another bold step by raising the bar for utilities and the power they provide. In March, Gov. Bill Ritter signed legislation that will require 30 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable power by 2020.
The Department of Energy released a new report highlighting the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to small businesses throughout the clean, renewable-energy industry and environmental management sector.
A new report suggests green energy policies will be a major job creator in the United States. According to the report, “Estimating the Jobs Impact of Tackling Climate Change,” released jointly by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and Management Information Services Inc.
Contractor: Bruce & Merrilees, New Castle, Pa. Project 1: A design/build American Recovery and Reinvestment Act intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penndot) Bucks County, I-95
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the economic stimulus plan) appears to be having little influence on construction companies’ ability to expand payrolls to date, according to a new industry analysis of the effect of the federal program’s construction spending released by the Associated Ge
Its recent problems notwithstanding, California continues to light a path to the rest of the nation for policy change. In this case, the path would be lit with a device that uses considerably less power.
US Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced that the DOE is providing more than $453 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the economic stimulus bill) funding to expand weatherization assistance programs in 15 states.
The United States officially joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on June 29, 2009, increasing the number of countries participating in the organization to 136. IRENA was initially founded on Jan.