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China, the world’s second-largest country, has earned a reputation as being a major contributor to pollution.  But according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the China is on course to set an example for the rest of the planet on the use of energy from renewable sources over the next quarter-century.
According to the Paris-based agency’s …Read More

More consumers are supporting alternative energy through their willingness to pay extra to invest renewable resources rather than paying extra to improve their current reliability. That is according new nationwide research from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) conducted by Market Strategies International. Specifically, the research determined that more than 60 percent of consumers are …Read More

Wolfgang Bauer, a distinguished professor at Michigan State University, views unused farmland in Michigan as untapped energy resources. He believes farmlands hold immense opportunity economic development.
Bauer studies the ways in which renewable energy from animal waste, energy crops like corn or switch grass, and even food waste can be transformed into biogas. He also has researched the …Read More

Microsoft Invests in a Texas Wind Farm - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In a move that underlines the growing appeal of corporate investment in renewable energy, Microsoft announced that it will power one of its data centers with electricity from a Texas wind farm.
The software giant has agreed to buy all of the output from the 110 megawatt (MW) wind farm for 20 years. The project, to …Read More