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The Alternative Agenda: Duke buys progress, military buys American, GE buys wind

Duke Energy to acquire Progress Energy for $47.48 a share Duke, the Charlotte-based energy powerhouse, has bid $13.7 billion for Progress Energy of Raleigh. Progress is not known for its green energy ventures but Duke certainly is � the deal could be good for the growth of renewables. American military must buy homegrown solar A…

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The Week in Green Energy: The end of Cap and Trade, For Now

It was a bad week for the renewable energy sector and the environmental community as a whole. For almost a year, since the House passed the historic American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), there was optimism that the senate would pass its own measure and finally bring forth the long-awaited comprehensive energy and climate change law. Yet, after months of negotiations, compromise and outreach the Senate Democratic leadership on Thursday afternoon decided not to push for legislation capping carbon emissions. They killed the Kerry – Lieberman American Power Act and its controversial cap-and-trade proposal.

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