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Just Out: Solar Energy Beats Natural Gas

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, February 22 2016 under: Natural Gas, Solar News, Solar Energy
A new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for 2015 performance shows, among other things that for the first time ever, new Solar Electric Panel generation capacity additions were greater than new Natural Gas generation capacity additions.
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Obama Talks Energy: Cut Imports, Use Alternatives, Boost Production at Home

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, March 30 2011 under: Obama, Natural Gas, oil, Nuclear Power, Energy Policy

Wrestling the energy boogieman has become a perennial rite of passage for U.S. presidents, dating at least as far back as Nixon.

Fittingly, President Obama today was at Georgetown University, where he outlined a broad initiative to cut oil imports, boost domestic production of oil and gas, and increase the use of cellulosic ethanol and natural gas to power vehicles.

With gas prices topping $4 a gallon in some parts of the country, like southern California, and the summer driving season not that far off, the president's comments couldn't come a moment too soon.

"In an economy that relies so heavily on oil, rising prices at the pump affect everybody," the Obama said in what the White House billed as a significant energy address.

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Where Does Our Electricity Come From?

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, March 15 2011 under: Natural Gas, Coal, Nuclear Power, Energy Policy

With the on-going calamity in Japan and phrases like "nuclear meltdown" and "radiation sickness" in headlines, it's to be expected that people discuss with renewed attention the risks and benefits of nuclear energy. At very least, it's helpful to stop and take a moment to think about where our electricity comes from.

Here in the U.S., we get about one-fifth of our electricity from nuclear power. Coal is still king, representing nearly half of total electricity generation, nationwide. Natural gas is number two, used to meet about a quarter of our demand.

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How Do High Oil Prices Impact Solar Power?

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, February 25 2011 under: Natural Gas, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, oil, Libya, Solar PV Panels, Electric Vehicles

Solar panels can do a lot of things. They can significantly reduce -- and in some cases eliminate -- your monthly electricity bill, saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. They can add real value to your home. They can reduce your reliance on dirty sources of energy, like coal. They can even make your home look pretty.

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Arizona Pushes Efficiency for Utilities, Gas Companies

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Thursday, August 26 2010 under: Natural Gas, utility, Arizona Solar, Energy Policy

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) yesterday voted to approve a new roadmap for reducing instate gas sales. The news comes a month after regulators approved a new energy efficiency standard for utilities.

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