Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

December 21, 2010

Good News for Energy in 2011 from the New Tax Bill

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet Many of the federal tax benefits for clean energy and energy efficiency were due to come to an end on December 31.  This was bad news for the green economy because these benefits are often what grease the wheels of clean energy and energy efficiency companies.  When these benefits expire, green energy companies suffer, contract or go out of business, taking countless green jobs with them.  Below is a list of 4 items that are seeing a benefit extension for another year which bodes well for the green economy (at least for another year): The Treasury Grant Program, a…

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Tweet A few weeks ago, I sat down with Councilman Claude Mattox in his office on the 11th floor of City Hall and asked him questions about future development in Phoenix.  I’ll be posting the interview in two parts.  Part I is on Councilman Mattox’s views on Green Phoenix, City North, commuter rail, and attracting solar companies to our State.  Councilman Mattox is running for Mayor in 2011. Below is Part I of our conversation: Blooming Rock: Tell me what your views are on the Green Phoenix plan and what your priorities would be to implement it if you get…

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Tweet In honor of Earth Day 2010 (tomorrow!) I’m focusing on sustainability issues in Phoenix. Monday I touched on 3 of the biggest sustainability challenges in Phoenix and yesterday I focused on the over abundance of parking in our city center.  But we can’t talk about sustainability in Phoenix without talking about solar power.  So today, I’d like to talk about this issue and discuss some creative ways we can incorporate solar power within the existing fabric of our city. Ever Wonder Why Solar Power Isn’t more Prevalent? There are 2 major drawbacks of solar power production.  First, photovoltaic (PV)…

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