Archive for June 2016

June Giga-Thought: Better Policies Needed for our Growing Energy Economy

By Robert “Tate” Rust, Waterfurnace International, Territory Manager Since the expiration of North Carolina’s Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit (RE ITC) in 2015, many things have changed. South Carolina approved a tax incentive for any individual or business installing geothermal ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) and Virginia appears to be on their way to something…

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The Truth on Wind Power: Myth vs. Fact

In 2015, wind energy was the number one source of newly installed electric power capacity in the United States. According to the American Wind Energy Association, there are approximately 1,000 utility scale wind projects – which represent 74,512 megawatts (MW) and over 48,800 wind turbines – installed across 40 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and Guam. There…

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