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The Renewable Energy Renaissance

The real Renaissance is in renewable energy whose sources could meet 25% of the nation's energy needs by 2025. Renewable technologies can help restore political and economic stability as well as save money…and the planet.

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Monday
Jan242011

Pinon Ridge uranium mill clears state hurdle amid opposition

Amid fears of uranium's health and environmental impacts, concerned citizens in Paradox valley believe that tourism and renewable energy industries are more stable than uranium's boom and bust. High Country News.

Friday
Jan212011

Inside Vestas's Plan to Create More Energy-Conscious Consumers

Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas is launching a WindMade trustmark to compel shoppers to consider the energy behind their consumer goods. The cute little logo is called WindMade, and it will be used on consumer products certified as having been produced with wind power. Vestas has recruited Bloomberg, the WWF, and the UN to support this scheme. Fast Company.
Wednesday
Jan052011

Solar off to a good year

The solar industry is off to a good year. Not only have state and federal regulators given many proposed projects the go-ahead but federal lawmakers have also extended some critical tax breaks that make the financing of those deals possible. Solar energy represents a bright spot on the economic front. The sustainable fuel source has enjoyed support from the venture capital community while the regulatory structure has worked to support major projects. EnergyBiz.

Thursday
Dec302010

Green Design Spree Aims to Trim U.S. Government's Big Energy Bill

Architects aim to reclaim the original energy-saving features of the 1917 U.S. General Services Administration buiding, including natural lighting and ventilation.With $25 billion in annual power and fuel costs, the U.S. government is the largest single energy consumer in the nation's economy, and among the largest in the world.The Obama administration now is seeking to ramp up that effort dramatically—with the help of an unprecedented $4.5 billion in stimulus funds to be spent by next September entirely for federal green building and renovation projects. By executive order, the federal government is aiming to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020. National Geographic.

Friday
Dec102010

Michigan based UNI-SOLAR powers UN climate conference in Cancun with rooftop PV array

Rochester Hills, Michigan based Uni-Solar was tapped to provide electricity for the United Nations COP 16 (16th Council of Parties to the UN Kyoto Climate Treaty) gathering in Cancun, Mexico. Uni-Solar provides a bright contrast to the Fermi nuclear power plant in southeast Michigan, scene of a dramatic radioactive water spill in recent days, and targeted site for a third new dirty, dangerous and expensive reactor -- a G.E.-Hitachi ESBWR.