‘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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Crystal Palace confirm signing of Belgian Jason Lokilo from Anderlecht

first_img Press Association The 17-year-old winger has been training with Palace’s under-21 and under-18 squads since the summer and has now received international clearance to complete his switch to Selhurst Park. “I’m very happy to have signed with Crystal Palace,” Lokilo told the club’s website. Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Belgian youngster Jason Lokilo from Anderlecht.center_img “It’s a good club making progress. They bought Yohan Cabaye, who is a very good player. And with (Yannick) Bolasie, (Wilfried) Zaha and (Jason) Puncheon, it’s very good for wingers! “I’ve trained very well and I’m looking to continue that.” last_img read more

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Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2018 offensive tackle Qadir White commits to SU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments UPDATED: August 24, 2017 at 6:41 p.m.Class of 2018 offensive tackle Qadir White committed to Syracuse on Thursday. News 12 Brooklyn first reported White’s commitment before he made it official in a Tweet. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhite, a four-star lineman in 247sports.com’s composite rankings, attends Cardinal Hayes (New York) High School.  The 6-foot-7, 334-pound tackle is also the No. 3 player in the state of New York, according to 247Sports and is the highest ranked player in Syracuse’s 2018 class.White’s finalists were SU, Maryland and Auburn though Georgia, Miami, Penn State and University of California-Los Angeles were also among his 21 scholarship offers.The 17th commit in head coach Dino Babers’ 2018 recruiting class, White is the third offensive lineman, joining fellow four-star Tyrone Sampson Jr. and Willem Froumy. Track the rest of the Class of 2018 here. Published on August 24, 2017 at 1:02 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

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