Posts Tagged ‘clean energy’

President Barack Obama delivered a speech at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, California, on Friday May 9th, where he unveiled 300 measures that would expand the use of clean energy sources that would create jobs and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
The president chose Wal-Mart because of its effort and commitment to renewable energy, including solar …Read More

As renewable energy gains more ground, the global fossil-fuel industry is losing money. A new report from Kepler Cheuvreux, a European broking house, predicts that revenues within the fossil-fuel industry will plummet over the next 20 years.
The report indicates that old companies specializing in traditional forms of energy have been seeing an increasing amount of …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

The demand for renewable resources increases as consumers become more green conscious. Their demand is creating pressure on utility companies to join the green movement by replacing conventional means of energy with clean energy resources such as solar and wind.
The government is helping to perpetuate the green movement by offering various incentives to consumers. For …Read More

Wind farms now supply 5 percent of the electricity utilized by residents and small businesses in Chicago, Illinois. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, since the new aggregation program, those in Chicago are serving as an environmentally conscious model for other communities in Illinois.
Hundreds of cities and towns in have adopted aggregation, which allows them …Read More

According to White House documents, President Barack Obama’s climate plan will restrict carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants and boost investments in renewable energy sources.
The climate plan does not set a timeline for the power plant rules. Reuters reports the EPA will issue proposed carbon emissions limits for existing powers plants by June 2014 …Read More

Expansion of Solar Energy in New Jersey - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

With the extension of the Solar 4 All, an approved initiative by New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities, the state is about to see a major increase in solar energy. Public Service Gas & Electric Co. (PSE&G) will spend $440 million over the next three years while the state will have more oversight of the program including …Read More

Solar Installations Reach All-time High - Thursday, June 20, 2013

According to a report released by Greentech Media Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, installations for photovoltaic and concentrating photovoltaic systems have increased 33 percent year-over-year to 729 megawatts (MW) during the first quarter of 2013 in the U.S.
Photovoltaic systems consist of solar panels, typically mounted on the roof, that absorb and convert sunlight …Read More

Improved Green Energy Options in Utah - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Utah will now have new and improved options when selecting renewable energy. On May, 31, 2013, Intermountain Wind and Solar (IWS) announced upcoming plans to improve photovoltaic technologies. Through such improvements, users will benefit not only in costs but power efficiency.
Photovoltaic technologies (or systems) consist of solar panels or arrays, and balance of system components …Read More

Over the past decade or so, more and more residents are considering investing in energy efficient appliances as well as renewable energy systems such as solar panels and geothermal heat. You’ve probably noticed a great deal of hype about solar panels, but probably haven’t seen much news centered on geothermal heat systems.
 
What is a Geothermal …Read More