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A renewable energy resource . . . on the web
by Seth Kaplan

CLF is a proud founding member of Renewable Energy New England, a non-profit association that brings together companies working on and supporting clean renewable energy (including developers of wind farms, manufacturers of equipment that harvests wind and solar power, private builders of transmission lines that serve wind farms) with environmental advocates. RENEW (as the group…

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Beacon Power bankruptcy: NOT “another Solyndra”
by Seth Kaplan

The unfortunate news that Beacon Power, an innovative technology company based in Massachusetts,  declared bankruptcy has inspired a bit of a media feeding frenzy centered around analogies to the failed California solar company Solyndra,  because Beacon (like Solyndra) received  a federal loan guarantee. This analogy simply doesn’t hold up for the following reasons: Beacon Power…

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Get yourself into (solar) hot water in New Hampshire !
by Seth Kaplan

In the spirit of the Federal rebates for efficient appliances discussed in a prior post this  message just came in from Jack Ruderman, the Director of the Sustainable Energy Division at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission: Friends – I am delighted to report that the Commission is now accepting applications for the residential solar…