Tag: power


Renewable sources of energy provided a greater share of U.S. domestic energy production than nuclear during the first nine months of 2011, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest monthly energy revie…


Streetlights do more than tell us when to be home — “Be back before they come on,” our parents would tell us – they also light the way and keep us safe. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Read more…


(Reuters) – The Toronto Zoo has a solution to global warming: elephant dung. Canada’s biggest zoo is inviting bids for a gasification plant that will turn its elephant, rhino and other large animal manure into clean electricity and heat. “No Read more…


The Oil Spill’s Unlikely Victim: As oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continued to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, it tarred the feathers of an endangered creature: the climate bill. Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman introduced a retooled Read more…


Wind energy could provide 20 percent of the electricity for the eastern half of the United States by 2024, but only if the nation makes a significant financial investment, according to new government report. About $90 billion would be required Read more…


A “plucky little” country is how the late Princess Diana once described Israel to Shimon Peres. About the size of New Jersey, Israel has a disproportionate number of clean tech companies and investment in clean technology compared to its size. Read more…


This article by Susan Kraemer, appearing courtesy of Celsias, was originally posted on CleanTechnica. An amazingly high percentage of people who live down the Mid-Atlantic Seaboard from New York to Virginia want wind turbines off their coast. Even if they Read more…


Coal is dirty. Nuclear is dangerous. Wind and solar are intermittent. Trash is a constant, which brings us to landfill gas. People throw things away. They recycle, sure, but consider all the waste in the world the next time you Read more…


I recently had the chance to speak with Catherine Potter, Manager of Consumer Content at Positive Energy. Matthew Benson:  What is Positive Energy? Catherine Potter:  Every energy utility faces a fundamental challenge of balancing supply with demand.  They can add Read more…


Hold on to your hat. It’s getting breezy out there. Seems everywhere you go on the Internet, they’re remembering a great year for wind in 2008 and predicting a decent one in 2009. What? In this economy? Yes.

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