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Friday, 06 September 2013 13:53

Geothermal Power Has Nearly Doubled Since '96

September 6 -- Worldwide geothermal power generating capacity will hit 12 gigawatts by the end of the year, nearly doubling its global footprint since 1996, according to a report published this week. The Geothermal Energy Association's report said construction on geothermal plants in Indonesia and the United States will be among those adding substantial supplies of the renewable resource to the grid in the coming years. >>View Article

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:25

A Bet On The Environment

September 3 -- Just after his sophomore year at Yale in 2002, Billy Parish stood before a rapidly retreating glacier in India that feeds the Ganges River, convinced that he had come face to face with climate change and that he had to do something about it. >>View Article

July 26 -- The Energy Information Administration, one of the government's greatest research outfits, has released its latest outlook for what the energy landscape will look like by 2040. >>View Article

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:58

Putting Real Energy In Tax Reform

July 24 -- "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" -- L.M. Montgomery.  Indeed, in life and strangely enough finally with this country's tax code, this country later this month is getting a fresh start on expanding what is possible as a nation in that arcane of all government endeavors. >>View Article

April 2 -- Wyoming and Colorado would benefit by combining their wind energy resources, studies released Monday by the University of Wyoming and a national research laboratory show. One study conducted by the university's Wind Research Center showed that Wyoming's wind is stronger than Colorado's and blows during the day, the ideal time to meet Colorado electric customers' demands. >>View Article

December 19 -- A new method of manufacturing wind turbine blades, used in the capturing of energy that produces power, is expected to enable the construction of much larger wind turbines with higher efficiency and lower costs. >>View Article

December 18 -- The Obama Administration is pursuing an “all of the above” strategy for U.S. energy development. Last week, the Administration boosted the prospects of offshore wind energy becoming an integral part of that strategy. >>View Article

December 14 -- Colorado ranks first in LEED-certified building square footage per capita, according to the annual Resource Rich Colorado report released Thursday by the Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC), which is an affiliate of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. >>View Article

December 6 -- Milwaukee Brewing Co. said Wednesday it will install a solar hot water system at its facility that is expected to help reduce its energy costs by 27 percent in the brewing process. >>View Article

November 8 -- Researchers have developed a way to enhance the energy produced by biofuels, potentially expanding their usefulness in jet planes and industrial vehicles.  Biofuels, which are derived from the sugars in plant matter, have become a mainstay in the stump speeches of political candidates and the energy policy of the Obama administration, providing a potential alternative or supplement for commonly used fossil fuels. >>View Article 

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