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The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized
The Trump administration is currently deciding whether the United States will remain in the Paris Agreement and stand by its climate commitments. The upcoming meetings of international forums—including the G-7 and G-20—will provide some clarity on the new U.S. role in the global climate effort and the international response. In the meantime, there are indications that other major economies are steadfast in supporting the climate movement.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the industry's national trade group, has sent a letter urging a Nevada Assembly committee to pass a pro-consumer net metering bill (AB 270). That measure would return the state to its previous net metering policy, which allowed all homeowners to sell excess electricity back to the utility and solar jobs to flourish.
The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advocated that homeowners pursue smaller-scale renovation projects in order to maximize their potential return on investment
Following an elevated February reading, nationwide housing starts fell 6.8 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Still, new housing production in the first quarter of this year is running 8.1 percent above the pace in 2016
Planet Home Living has unveiled COVO, a collection of 10 sleek, small-lot homes in the heart of Silver Lake. The community includes a new, fully-furnished model home set to grand open on Saturday, April 22nd and is open “by appointment only” prior to the grand opening.
A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development
With an offer of $100,000 from investor Barbara Corcoran, 2015 REach real estate technology accelerator participant and personal safety device company, Guard Llama(link is external), is officially a part of “Shark Tank” television history.
The Industry Growth Forum, hosted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), this week attracted more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and thought leaders to Denver, Colo. Three companies were honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards at the conclusion of the event.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained solid in April, falling three points to a level of 68 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) after an unusually high March reading.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2017 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 6.7 percent compared to March 2016. Compared to February 2017, applications increased by 23 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns
Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $1,346 on each loan they originated in 2016, up from $1,189 per loan in 2015, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported today in its Annual Mortgage Bankers Performance Report
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant PNC Bank Ground Lease located at 6616 Crossings Drive SE in Walker, Michigan (Grand Rapids MSA) for $1,490,000.
Immigrants’ Strong Desire for Homeownership Will Shape U.S. Housing Markets, Says New ULI Report,...
The housing and neighborhood location choices of immigrants will have a significant impact on urban growth in the U.S. for decades to come, particularly as more foreign-born residents seek to own homes in suburban communities, according to new research from the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Homebuilders and developers who can deliver the housing options immigrants want and need stand to benefit in the years to come.
Mortgage applications increased 1.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 7, 2017.
Former Senator and U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham will be providing the luncheon keynote at the Annual Spring Meeting on Friday, April 21. Currently a principal in the Washington, D.C., office of Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, Abraham served for four years as Secretary of Energy for under President George W. Bush, and six years as a U.S. Senator.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process.
The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced today that it has awarded six District-owned properties in Historic Anacostia in Ward 8 to two experienced, non-profit organizations for the development of family-style affordable housing units
Last year’s strongest pace of home sales in a decade included a sizeable drop in activity from vacation buyers and a jump from individual investors, according to an annual second-home survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that vacation and investment buyers in 2016 were more likely to take out a mortgage and use their property as a short-term rental
Homesnap, which is the public face of the Broker Public Portal (BPP), has surged past the 500,000 agent mark and is now available to agents and their clients in over 50 large and small markets across the country. Since the BPP became operational at the beginning of 2017, many MLSs have signed up to participate in the portal, accelerating the growth of the platform through the first quarter of the year. Already, agents using the app have invited more than 13 million clients to connect with them in Homesnap.
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The staff comment responds to FERC’s request for comments on its proposal to improve the rules governing how electricity generation facilities connect to the transmission grid. These reforms are designed to allow wholesale power producers to connect to the transmission grid more quickly and cost-effectively
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a Target anchored strip center located at 177-179 West Army Trail Road in Glendale Heights, Illinois for $3,301,587.
Growing numbers of homebuyers and sellers are looking for energy efficient homes and the Homeselfe®RE app empowers agents with several tools to serve these clients. A survey of brokers and agents released last week by the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR)reveals that nearly 80% feel that Utility Costs are very or somewhat important to homebuyers. Based on its patent pending technology, Homeselfe®RE can easily generate smart home, energy efficiency and solar reports an agent can use in listing presentations and marketing materials.
I would like to thank Minister Calenda and our Italian hosts for their hard work in preparing this Ministerial, and for their hospitality. I was proud to represent the United States today, and I look forward to working with our G-7 partners in the years ahead
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Subcommittee on Aviation, released the following statement calling for a hearing on the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight
The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) issues $55 million (long term tax exempt bonds) in acquisition and construction financing for Guild (1346 4th Street SE) a new apartment building with 39 of its 191 units reserved for residents earning at or below 50 percent of the area median income. The affordable units will be interspersed with the market rate units creating an income diverse community.
The popularity of mobile homes and recreational vehicles will continue to grow as manufacturers offer new design concepts and aging baby boomers look for affordable housing and travel options, according to a new book by the Appraisal Institute.
Construction employment increased by 6,000 jobs in March as a February hiring surge prompted by mild winter weather in much of the country prompted firms to hire fewer people last month, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said declining public-sector investments in construction and infrastructure could impact future construction hiring unless the administration and Congress enact a new funding measure
The apartment sector continued its record run, reflected in the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) newly released 2017 NMHC 50 – the authoritative ranking of the nation’s largest apartment owners, manager, developers, general contractors, and, new this year, syndicators.