ACORE Members in the News
February 5 -- When former Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis was dealing with gambling in the game, he brought reporters together and told them that if they wanted to cover baseball, they were to report on what they saw on the field without commentary. "Report the facts," he said.
Unfortunately, that's not what "60 Minutes" did when they recently aired a story about the death of clean tech.
Stories like that don't just hurt clean tech; they damage the Massachusetts economy. >>View Article
February 4 -- The debate about the role of renewable energy in the U.S. is highly politicized and polarized, needlessly hurting our energy and national security interests.
Proponents point to an industry that is growing robustly, creating jobs, lowering our carbon footprint and empowering individuals to break free of centuries-old utility business models. Congressional and other detractors point to the Department of Energy’s Solyndra debacle and insist that hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil and natural gas can solve all of the nation’s energy problems. >>View Article
February 4 -- The world’s largest solar thermal electric plant has begun operating its three generating units, which will soon deliver enough clean energy to power more than 140,000 homes in Northern and Southern California, officials said. >>View Article
February 4 -- If it can’t be first, Tesla figures to be fastest.
The all-electric automaker aimed to set a record for an electric vehicle crossing the United States, Tesla says.
Reversing the path of a father-daughter team that travelled cross country via Tesla’s much-anticipated nationwide superchager network last week, Tesla sent a team from Los Angeles to New York City in just over 3 days in its flagship Model S performance sedan. >>View Article
February 3 -- Energy in the 21st century is already turning out to be very different from energy in the 20th century. Coal plants that used to provide most of the country's electricity are being shut down by the hundreds and renewable energy is becoming more cost efficient and prevalent by the day.
The trends are heavily in favor of renewable energy, and solar energy in particular is taking the U.S. and the world by storm. >>View Article
February 3 -- For most of the last decade, Coloradans have been talking about how to make good use of their mountain forests, dying and gray. Something is finally happening.
In Gypsum, 140 miles west of Denver, a biomass mill began operations in December, burning wood to create 10 megawatts of round-the-clock electricity. >>View Article
February 3 -- As we enter a new year and consider what the future may hold, many questions revolve around water and energy. Will the drought end? Will fire impact our watershed? Will the river flow this summer? Will the monsoons happen? How much will my utility bills go up this year due to increasing summer temperatures?
Conservation has been a big part of the solution to our ever-increasing energy and water needs. Cities and private utilities across the country, including Santa Fe and PNM, have implemented conservation programs in an effort to reduce consumption, and they have played a role in reducing our daily intake. However, technology has also played a key role in both water and energy usage. >>View Article
February 3 -- When it comes to increasing the state’s energy independence, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and protecting our environment, few sources of energy can compete with the benefits of clean, renewable wind energy. As the Maine Legislature considers several bills that would make it much harder for wind to be a central piece of our state’s clean energy future, it’s important to look at the facts. >>View Article
February 3 -- The military historically has been at the forefront of developing new power sources, and now the U.S. military is at the tip of the spear for clean energy, too, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. >>View Article