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On the House: Looking to make solar power affordable, popular

Date: June 29, Keane, president of SmartPower, a national nonprofit organization that creates community programs for energy efficiency and clean energy, says 80 percent of Americans want solar power, but only 3 percent obtain it. “That’s because we don’t think we need it, because our houses and offices already come with energy,” Keane said. He works with groups and neighborhoods […]


Clean Energy Subsidies: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Date: June 29, 2015HuffingtonPost: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: when it comes to clean energy in America, awareness is not the problem. Awareness is sky-high. If you’re not interested in clean energy, it’s probably not because you haven’t heard of it (although you should be interested, because it’s the key to beating the recession and reversing […]


Selling solar: ‘Make it a want’

Date: June 29, 2015SalisburyPost: If you were looking for ways to expand the use of renewable energy and solar power, you probably wouldn’t think of a plumber as your best ambassador. But as SmartPower President Brian F. Keane recently told a packed room at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment, if you want to sell solar water heaters, you’d best […]