Smart Wind and Solar Power – MIT Technology Review

Global TimesSmart Wind and Solar PowerMIT Technology ReviewWind power is booming on the open plains of eastern Colorado. Travel seven miles north of the town of Limon on Highway 71 and then head east on County Road 3p, a swath of dusty gravel running alongside new power lines: within minutes you’ll be …Editorial: Boost wind and solar powerUI The Daily IowanSempra Unit Finds Mexican Wind Project Partner – Analyst BlogNASDAQAllen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory | Renewable Energy UpdateLinex Legal (press release) (registration)DesMoinesRegister.com -Global Times -Reutersall 82 news articles »

Biomass Fuel: Worse for Climate than Coal? – TheTyee.ca

Biomass Fuel: Worse for Climate than Coal?TheTyee.caThe trouble with biomass carbon “offsets”: Growing trees absorb carbon from the air (1-4). Burning wood releases it again (5); just like burning coal or oil (6). “Offsets” imagine that carbon released from burning wood ‘cancels out’ carbon from fossil …Are Climate Claims for Burning Renewable Trees a Smokescreen?InvestigateWestall 3 news articles »

CIRI wants ML&P to buy wind power – Anchorage Daily News

CIRI wants ML&P to buy wind powerAnchorage Daily NewsCook Inlet Region Inc. is making a renewed push to persuade Anchorage’s municipal utility to buy power from its wind project on Fire Island, which sits in the Inlet just to the west of the city. But a deal will have to overcome skepticism from the …

Legoland runs entire park on solar energy to celebrate Earth Day – Florida Times-Union

Mother Nature Network (blog)Legoland runs entire park on solar energy to celebrate Earth DayFlorida Times-UnionLegoland Florida tapped into the Earth Day spirit and ran its 150-acre park on solar energy for a full day. Legoland, partnering with Tampa Electric, also installed a 30-kilowatt solar panel system on Tuesday as part of its Imagination Zone, a section …LEGOLAND Florida goes solar … for the dayMother Nature Network (blog)Legoland’s Imagination Zone Attraction to Run on Solar PowerThe LedgerLegoland Florida: Renewable energy initiatives get Earth Day boostOrlando Sentinel (blog)Jim Hill Media.com (blog)all 11 news articles »

Energy secretary touts CNG fleet conversion – Edmond Sun

Energy secretary touts CNG fleet conversionEdmond SunJohn Hickenlooper joined 14 other states to sign a multi-state Memorandum of Understanding committing to the purchase of NGVs for each state’s fleet and encouraging the development of more functional and affordable CNG vehicles. As a result of the …and more »

Solar energy lights up Pajaro Valley schools – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Solar energy lights up Pajaro Valley schoolsSanta Cruz SentinelPajaro Valley Unified School District Chief Business Officer Brett McFadden, Tom Kelly of KyotoUSA and Bill Kelly of SunPower Corp. turn out to dedicate PVUSD’s first solar array at Hall District Elementary in Las Lomas on Tuesday. PVUSD plans solar …and more »

Will Colorado’s strong wind energy flag this year? – The Denver Post (blog)

The Denver Post (blog)Will Colorado’s strong wind energy flag this year?The Denver Post (blog)Colorado wind power continued to soar in 2013, but may flag this year according to facts and figures in American Wind Energy Association’s annual market report. AWEA, the industry’s main trade group, pronounced 2013 a good year with 61,110 megawatts …US Wind Energy Could Double, But It’s Deja-vu Again in CongressTriple PunditEnergy Column: The 2014 state of wind energy: desperately seeking subsidiesFarmington Daily TimesXcel ranked first in nation in wind energyLubbockOnline.comThe Hill (blog) -Albuquerque Journal -Budget & Tax Newsall 16 news articles »

New era as National Trust opens its first hydro power plant in Snowdonia – The Independent

The IndependentNew era as National Trust opens its first hydro power plant in SnowdoniaThe Independent“We can’t be certain yet which ones will fly, but it’s fair to say that Snowdonia and the Lake District will dominate our hydro-power because they are suited to steep hillsides, fast rivers and rain. Meanwhile, the biomass plants are likely to be …Snowdonia hydro-turbine marks major National Trust green energy projectThe GuardianNational Trust starts pumping green power into to the gridBusiness GreenGreen energy will pay to conserve heritageYorkshire Postall 6 news articles »

Proposed biomass plan in Jasper dead – 14 News WFIE Evansville

Proposed biomass plan in Jasper dead14 News WFIE EvansvillePlans for a proposed biomass plant appear to be dead after a decision by Jasper Clean Energy to terminate the lease agreement with Jasper Utilities. Jasper Clean Air cited economic reasons in t…

City’s first public-use CNG fueling station opens in Shreveport – KTBS

City’s first public-use CNG fueling station opens in ShreveportKTBSDignitaries cut the ribbon at Freedom Fuel on West 70th Street, a couple blocks west of I-49. It’s the first public-access CNG station in Shreveport, supplying fuel to all types of fleet vehicles. Ivan Smith Furniture, which owns the station, says this …

Study shows Northwest still near top in wind energy, though development has … – The Oregonian

Telegraph.co.ukStudy shows Northwest still near top in wind energy, though development has …The OregonianPacific Northwest–It’s nearly impossible to travel the Columbia Plateau without seeing wind turbines, the new symbol of renewable energy. There’s no missing the massive white towers or their night time red glow. One Oregon wind farm in particular is …Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?CleanTechnicaWestern Texas Community College Announces Wind Energy Degree ProgramNorth American WindpowerEd Miliband: Britain must embrace onshore wind farmsTelegraph.co.ukPetoskey News-Review -Daily Mail -Western Morning Newsall 26 news articles »

Xcel issues big solar-energy RFP – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Xcel issues big solar-energy RFPMinneapolis / St. Paul Business JournalThe RFP is part of Minneapolis-based Xcel’s plan to meet a solar-energy mandate passed by the Minnesota Legislature last year. Xcel presently generates about 12 megawatts of energy from solar and will need to boost that number to between 270 and 300 …and more »

Panama City exploring natural gas solution – The News Herald

Panama City exploring natural gas solutionThe News HeraldCity commissioners approved $94,268 to investigate the economic benefits of transitioning city vehicles to natural gas. Zeit Energy will be conducting the analysis over the next six months and sc…

Why conservatives are trying to strangle solar energy – The Week Magazine

The Week MagazineWhy conservatives are trying to strangle solar energyThe Week MagazineThe Koch brothers, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, and some of the nation’s largest power companies have backed efforts in recent months to roll back state policies that favor green energy. The conservative luminaries have pushed campaigns in Kansas …Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sightsLos Angeles TimesKoch Brothers Leading Fight Against Pro-Solar Energy PoliciesRing of FireKoch Brothers, ALEC, Grover Norquist Target Solar EnergyTruth-OutGuardian Liberty Voice -DigitalJournal.com -Latin Postall 25 news articles »

Connecticut OK’s wind power rules, ends moratorium – Norwich Bulletin

Connecticut OK’s wind power rules, ends moratoriumNorwich BulletinHARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse over energy policy on Tuesday, approving wind power regulations that end a moratorium on new turbines producing clean energy. The legislature’s Regulation Review Committee approved rules that …

Geothermal Power Installations Grow Most Since 1997 – Bloomberg

PennEnergy (press release)Geothermal Power Installations Grow Most Since 1997BloombergGeothermal power producers added the most capacity since 1997 last year as developing nations in Asia and other regions seek alternative energy sources, while installation declined in the U.S., according to the Geothermal Energy Association. The …GEA report shows substantial growth in global geothermal energy marketPennEnergy (press release)U.S. Geothermal Completes Acquisition of Ram Power’s Geysers ProjectEIN News (press release)all 27 news articles »

Google Inks Wind Power Deal for Iowa Data Center – PC Magazine

SFGateGoogle Inks Wind Power Deal for Iowa Data CenterPC MagazineGoogle today announced plans to supply its Iowa data center with up to 407 megawatts of 100 percent renewable wind energy. The newly inked agreement with MidAmerican Energy covers Google’s current facilities, as well as future expansions supplied by …Google inks huge wind power deal with Warren Buffett’s Iowa power companyGigaOMGoogle agrees to buy 407MW wind from MidAmericanWindpower Monthly (subscription)Google Signs Up to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Wind Power (1)BusinessweekTechCrunch -SFGateall 42 news articles »

Chevy And GMC HD Pickups Get CNG Package Pricing – Gas 2.0

Fleet OwnerChevy And GMC HD Pickups Get CNG Package PricingGas 2.0Truck owners looking for a cheaper alternative to diesel can have it for a $9,500 premium on Chevy and GMC heavy-duty pickups. GM figures you can save about $2,000 a year using CNG twice as much as gasoline, which means it’ll take just five years (or …GM Sets Pricing for CNG Pickups | Transport Topics Online | Trucking, Freight …Transport Topics OnlineGM announces pricing for natural gas optionsFleet Ownerall 3 news articles »

Geothermal Market Shows Growth – Green Building Elements

Geothermal Market Shows GrowthGreen Building ElementsA new report from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), released today at the organization’s International Geothermal Showcase in Washington, D.C., reveals the international power market is booming, with a sustained growth rate of 4% to 5%.

Connecticut OKs wind power rules, ends moratorium – Sacramento Bee

Telegraph.co.ukConnecticut OKs wind power rules, ends moratoriumSacramento BeeHARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse over energy policy on Tuesday, approving wind power regulations that end a moratorium on new turbines producing clean energy. The legislature’s Regulation Review Committee approved …Study shows Northwest still near top in wind energy, though development has …The Oregonianall 66 news articles »

Solar-Panel Windows: The ‘Clear’ Solution To Practical Solar Energy – Uproxx

Solar-Panel Windows: The ‘Clear’ Solution To Practical Solar EnergyUproxxOne day, the Pink Floyd Laser Show may run on solar energy collected by windows. Every time I look out the lone window of my blogging compound to see if the delivery guy has shown up, I think about all the energy being wasted lighting the tiny corner …