Posts Tagged ‘renewable electricity’

Africa has tremendous potential to utilize renewable energy sources.  More than half of the continent’s billion residents live without access to power and now that has the potential to change.
The 48 sub-Saharan countries have a combined installed power capacity of only 68 gigawatts (GW), roughly equal to the capacity of Spain, whose population is less …Read More

According to the most recent issue of the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through June 30 2013, renewable energy sources – i.e., biofuels, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, solar, and wind – provided 9.8% of U.S. energy consumption and 11.8% of domestic energy production for the first half of the …Read More

IKEA Purchases Wind Farm - Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mainstream Renewable Power, a global wind and solar company, has closed a deal to sell its 7.65 megawatt Carrickeeny Wind Farm to IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer. Mainstream Renewable Power has commenced construction of the project which is located in Leitrim in the North West of Ireland and it is expected to be operational …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

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

Green Mountain Energy began its Sun Club in 2002 in an effort to fund, supply and build solar power for non-profit organizations across the country.  In April alone, the renewable retail electricity provider’s Sun Club program donated $113,000 to three non-profits in Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The Sun Club is a voluntary program in which …Read More