Wind power – The Economist

The EconomistWind powerThe EconomistIMAGINE this Rube Goldberg-esque scenario: wind turbines in Wyoming create a current that is delivered on transmission lines snaking through Colorado to Utah, where the power is used compress air into salt deposits d…

Making Solar Energy’s Future Even Brighter – Energy Collective

Energy CollectiveMaking Solar Energy’s Future Even BrighterEnergy CollectiveUtility-scale solar energy considerations include environmental issues, such as land disturbance; and impacts to land use, specially designated areas, impacts to soil, water and air, vegetation, and wildlife. While solar power facilities reduce the …Zoo’s solar array on statewide tourToledo BladeIn NC, solar power becoming more about corporate finances than energyNews & ObserverYour Views: WE Energy’s rate plan erodes chances for solar energyJanesville GazetteDe Smog Blog (blog) -Christian Science Monitor -News-Herald.comall 84 news articles »

States reconsider wind power – The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsStates reconsider wind powerThe Detroit NewsOpposition to wind power is mounting about the loss of scenic views, the noise from spinning blades, the flashing lights that dot the horizon at night and lack of notice about the turbines’ sites. (Photo: Sue Ogrocki , AP ).States reconsider wind energyPhilly.comISTOOK: Tax dollars blowing in the wind-energy production creditWashington TimesOklahoma reconsiders wind subsidies as industry power growsFuelFix (blog)all 68 news articles »

Biomass Could Provide 60% Of Global Renewable Energy By 2030 – CIWM Journal Online

Biomass Could Provide 60% Of Global Renewable Energy By 2030CIWM Journal OnlineA report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has predicted that biomass could represent 60 percent of global renewable energy usage by 2030 if its full potential is realised – 40 percent of which would come from agricultural residues …

Funding boost for wave and tidal energy sector – Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Daily RecordFunding boost for wave and tidal energy sectorScottish Daily RecordScottish wave and tidal energy firms will now have the opportunity to bid for a share of a euro seven million £5.4 million) new European fund. Energy minister Fergus Ewing will tell the Ocean Energy Conference in Paris, Scottish Enterprise will …Wave and tidal industry offered £5.4m research fundingBusiness GreenFunding lift for ocean energy firmsThe CourierNew funding for ocean energy from Scottish GovernmentThe Edinburgh Reporterall 8 news articles »

How to Make a ‘Perfect’ Solar Absorber – Energy Collective

Energy CollectiveHow to Make a ‘Perfect’ Solar AbsorberEnergy CollectiveThe key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not …and more »

Zoo’s solar array on statewide tour – Toledo Blade

Toledo BladeZoo’s solar array on statewide tourToledo BladeDetails are available on the nonprofit Green Energy Ohio Web site, greenenergyohio.org. The Web site includes an interactive map that shows a location and description of each tour. The Green Energy Ohio tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society …Your Views: WE Energy’s rate plan erodes chances for solar energyJanesville GazetteIn NC, solar power becoming more about corporate finances than energyNews & ObserverSolar Could Be Our Biggest Source Of Energy By 2050, If Politicians Make it …De Smog Blog (blog)NASDAQ -Christian Science Monitor -News-Herald.comall 81 news articles »

Talking trash: CNG trucks, recycling highlight changes – News 13 Orlando

Talking trash: CNG trucks, recycling highlight changesNews 13 OrlandoTheir entire fleet of trucks run on compressed natural gas. “The intrinsic benefits for the customer is it’s a much quieter truck that the residents will like much better,” WCA COO Chris Valerian said. “They aren’t hearing the engines roaring in the …

Waterford to unveil solar, energy-efficiency project – Modesto Bee

Waterford to unveil solar, energy-efficiency projectModesto BeeWATERFORD — City officials will unveil a solar and energy-efficiency project Thursday afternoon that they say will save the city $2.3 million over 25 years. The city worked with OpTerra Energy Services on the project, which includes solar panels …

Alternative energy homes welcome visitors during Solar Tour – The Herald-News

Alternative energy homes welcome visitors during Solar TourThe Herald-NewsThe open house event, coordinated by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday statewide. Lorch’s home can be toured anytime during those hours. The solar panel system installation cost about $30,000, …and more »

AQA Global receives grant of 15 hydro projects from DOE – Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netAQA Global receives grant of 15 hydro projects from DOEInquirer.netThe DOE says it is tapping data from a Japanese-funded research entitled “Micro hydropower Development Study for Unenergized Barangays” to identify at least 40 microhydro sites for development in various regions. To date, the DOE said potential …

SNOHOMISH COUNTY PUD TIDAL POWER PROJECT DISCONTINUED – Sky Valley Chronicle

SNOHOMISH COUNTY PUD TIDAL POWER PROJECT DISCONTINUEDSky Valley Chronicle“Our Board and the citizens we serve, have challenged us to find new cost effective sources of renewable energy with a focus on our own backyard, and tidal power was a potential source that deserved our full and diligent consideration,” added Klein.

Alstom improves performance of its tidal energy solutions – PennEnergy (press release)

PennEnergy (press release)Alstom improves performance of its tidal energy solutionsPennEnergy (press release)With a rotor diameter of 18 metres, the Oceade tidal stream turbine has a nominal power of 1.4MW and three variable pitching blades. It is equipped with plug-and-play modules on rails, easily accessible through an inspection hatch at the rear of the …Alstom offers larger tidal turbineInternational Water Power and Dam ConstructionAlstom improves the performance of its tidal energy solutions with Oceade™ 18 …Your Renewable News (press release)all 6 news articles »

Wind power under scrutiny – Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville ObserverWind power under scrutinyFayetteville ObserverA decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for…