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Tax Expenditures for Electricity Production FY 2002-2007. Source: Government Accountability Office, November 2007On the PTC, critics of renewable energy love to ask: when will wind stand on its own two feet? To that, I’d answer: when fossil fuels can—when the true costs of fossil fuels are factored into the price...

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Boom and Bust Cycle; courtesy of AWEA

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NRG Systems' recently introduced solar resource assessment system

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Town of Alderson, WV (Christopher Ziemnowicz)Last spring, NRG Systems CEO Jan Blittersdorf and I traveled to Alderson, West Virginia, in the Allegheny foothills along the Greenbrier River. This corner of the state, unlike adjoining counties, has no coal deposits to speak of.

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I just returned from China, and after a week of traveling about Beijing in its ubiquitous and very cheap taxis, I decided to take the Beijing Metro Line 10 back to my hotel. Built in 2008 in time for the Olympics,  the metro is modern, efficient, clean, quiet, and cheap...

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