‘Sea-change’ driving demand for renewable energy in U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters: The wind and solar industries hope demand for carbon-free power from U.S. cities, states and corporations can offset headwinds from President Donald Trump’s tax policy and tariffs, developers said this week.The Trump tax overhaul trimmed production and investment tax credits, and the administration also slapped a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels. The moves, aimed at boosting manufacturing and economic growth, also dimmed prospects for renewables. But Trump’s withdrawal of federal support for Obama-era climate goals indirectly helped the industry by inspiring a backlash among U.S. cities, states and corporations, which have grown more ambitious about installing cleaner forms of energy.Also, investors with years of deals under their belts are less wary about financing solar and wind than they were years ago, and socially responsible funds are actively seeking projects to invest in, according to executives and investors at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street in New York. “There is a sea change in grass-roots demand for renewable energy,” Susan Nickey, managing director at Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc., which invests about $1 billion a year in the sector, said in an interview on the sidelines of the conference on Tuesday. “More and more corporations and consumers are saying ‘We want 100 percent renewable energy,’” she said, adding city and state governments are adopting renewable-friendly policies to reflect that growing demand.She cited a survey of financial institutions that showed two-thirds of respondents planned to boost renewable investments this year. Some 89 percent said they would sharply increase planned investments from now to 2030 unless government policies slow demand for renewable energy.More: Renewable energy seeks demand, investment to survive Trump squeeze ‘Sea-change’ driving demand for renewable energy in U.S.last_img read more

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Kathryn Jane Ward

first_imgKathryn Jane Ward, 85, of Dillsboro passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital. She was born on Friday September 11, 1931 in Dearborn County to Lytle and Mayme (Mendel) Parks. She was a 1949 graduate of Aurora High School.  She married Wilbur D. Ward who preceded her in death. Kathryn was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church, and had been an employee of  Tandy’s IGA and had worked at Lake Dilldear.  She was a quiet lady with a big heart.  She enjoyed cooking and loved baking things for her church family and her many many friends at her apartment complex.  She loved word games and cared dearly for her family, never forgetting anybody’s birthday.Kathryn is survived by daughter Cheryll (Peter) Hendry of Lawrenceburg, grandchildren Leanna Dobbins, Amie Lowe, Kevin Hendry, Andrea Shuter, and Addie Taylor, 14 great grandchildren, daughter-in-law Scarlet Ward, sister Marilyn Probst,and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Stephen Ward and sister Evelyn Manford.Funeral rites for Kathryn will be 11AM   Friday February 24, 2017 at the Dillsboro United Methodist Church with Pastor Mona Safely officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery west of Aurora. Visitation will be Thursday 6-8PM at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.  Memorials may be made to her church or the cancer fund.Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with the arrangements, Box 146, 12887 Lenover St.,Dillsboro, IN 47018; (812)432-5480.last_img read more

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