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SEIA Wins 2 Prestigious Communications Awards
SEIA
In recognition of its highly successful America Supports Solar campaign, which was launched earlier this year as part of National Shout Out for Solar Day, SEIA has won two prestigious Gold Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts as part of its 20th annual worldwide awards competition.
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The Koch attack on solar energy
The New York Times
At long last, the Koch brothers and their conservative allies in state government have found a new tax they can support. Naturally it's a tax on something the country needs — solar energy panels.
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Photovoltaic Demand in Middle East And Africa to Grow 50 Percent
Solar Industry
Solar photovoltaic demand from the Middle East and Africa region is set to grow 50 percent in 2014, according to new research from NPD Solarbuzz. Between 2014 and 2018, annual PV demand will nearly triple as the MEA region becomes a key market for the global industry.
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How Los Angeles Can Harness Solar Energy to Create Jobs, Prosperity
Clean Technica
Los Angeles has the potential to become the largest per capita provider of rooftop solar in California. Over 40 percent of the areas where solar could be installed are also in need of significant socioeconomic and environmental investment. A new report from the LABC Institute discusses how this can be done.
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Smart Solar Legislation Helps Minnesota Lead in the Midwest
Solar Power World
A map highlighting SEIA's top solar states by capacity seems to forget the middle of the country. But it's true: The Midwest trails other parts of the country largely because the region didn't keep moving forward with solar policy. Instead, policy became stagnant or even regressive. There is a bright spot, however: Minnesota is lighting the path for solar in the Midwest.
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SEIA, The Climate Group Join Forces to Expand Solar, Reduce Pollution
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In celebration of Earth Day — and as a way to encourage the widespread use of non-polluting energy sources — SEIA and The Climate Group have teamed up to create a Facebook campaign designed to accelerate the adoption of solar energy in the United States.

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DOE Launches $15 Million Effort to Boost Community Solar
Solar Industry
The U.S. Department of Energy has created a $15 million program to help communities develop multiyear solar plans to install solar electricity for homes and businesses.

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Conservative Heavyweights Have Solar Industry in Their Sights
Los Angeles Times
The Koch brothers and large utilities have allied to reverse state policies that favor renewable energy. Environmentalists are pushing back, but the fight is spreading and intensifying.

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Google's 'Green' Energy Plan: Build, Learn, Expand
The Christian Science Monitor
Google and other top U.S. corporations are switching to renewable energy as a way to burnish their brands. The corporate push — and government mandates — are encouraging utilities to provide that energy, although it's not a risk-free proposition.
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A Battle is Looming Over Renewable Energy, and Fossil Fuel
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The Washington Post
In state capitals across the country, legislators are debating proposals to roll back environmental rules, prodded by industry and advocacy groups eager to curtail regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gases. The measures, which have been introduced in about 18 states, lie at the heart of an effort to expand to the state level the battle over fossil fuel and renewable energy. The new rules would trim or abolish climate mandates — including those that require utilities to use solar and wind energy, as well as proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules that would reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
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World's Largest Solar Power Plant in Arizona
Forbes
A 290-megawatt project and the largest solar-panel power plant in the world has risen in Arizona and will send electricity to California under a 25-year contract, its owners said.
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New York Commits $1 Billion to Solar Development Through 2023
Solar Industry
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has authorized up to $1 billion for NY-Sun, ensuring funding through 2023. The NY-Sun initiative provides long-term funding to boost existing solar businesses and attract new investments to New York from global solar companies.
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Scientists Create World's 1st Green Jet Fuel Using Sunlight
Daily Mail
In a significant step towards reducing emissions, European scientists have created the world's first renewable jet fuel using only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. If proved on a larger scale, the process could provide the holy grail of renewable energy by creating an on-demand supply of fuel for planes, cars and other vehicles.
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Residential Solar a Hot Topic
Clean Technica
Residential solar was a hot topic at Greentech Media's recent Solar Summit. Nicole Litvak, solar analyst at GTM Research, started out one session on "Opportunities and Threats in the Residential Solar Market" by asking each panelist to share the key to success for residential solar — in just five words. The responses focused on customer service, partnerships and focus.
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The State of the Chinese Solar Market
Forbes
The Chinese solar market has been booming over the past few years, driven largely by a favorable policy environment intended to meet a greater portion of the country's growing energy needs from cleaner sources, while also driving demand for domestic solar panel manufacturers. Here are some of the current trends in the Chinese solar market.
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