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Renewables

Renewable energy is any energy resource that is naturally regenerated over a short time scale and derived directly from the sun (such as thermal or PV), indirectly from the sun (such as wind, hydropower, and photosynthetic energy stored in biomass), or from other natural movements and mechanisms of the environment (such as geothermal and tidal energy). While the specs for renewables are still being ironed out in this project, the upshot is that it will not in any way depend on petroleum to function.

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Residential Solar System Installation

Sponsored by the Metal Roofing Alliance, this webinar covers appropriate design techniques, advanced installation methods, and optimized roofing materials that are best suited for solar systems.

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with Martin O'Malley

In this webinar, Governor Martin O’Malley outlines a plan to take the U.S. to 100% renewable energy by 2050, using a blend of advanced clean technologies, energy efficiency, and enhanced policy. O’Malley will explore the business opportunities that our changing climate is presenting, and how we can leverage renewable energy to drive positive economic growth, create jobs, and enhance our health and security.

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Renewable energy systems can take a well-designed, energy-efficient home to net-zero energy status. 
 
Production of electricity and hot water at home using natural energy from the sun is nothing new. But technologies have greatly improved over the past few years. Not only do they cost less to install, but they’re more reliable, more efficient—and simply a better deal. In addition, the supporting hardware is vastly superior to the old stuff. The politics of alternative energy is changing too, albeit more slowly than many would like. In many states, utilities are now required to buy back any “extra” electricity you produce. And both wind turbines and solar installations are eligible for 30% tax credits with no upper limit from the federal government, plus certain state and utility incentives.

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