January 30 -- Ames-based Renewable Energy Group today said it will provide biodiesel to power generators at the Super Bowl and events leading up to it, helping the National Football League enhance its 20-year effort to make the game more environmentally friendly. >>View Article
January 30 -- If electric vehicles are to contribute to cleaner air in the Coachella Valley, there must be reliable charging stations.
If you have “range anxiety” about getting stranded in our 54-mile valley or when taking a trip to the coast, you won’t likely be an electric vehicle customer.
The Coachella Valley Association of Governments issued its draft Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan this month aiming for this goal. The 86-page report details the needs for charging stations and proposes that all new construction should include wiring for chargers. >>View Article
January 30 -- Mayors from 10 U.S. cities took aim at their skylines Wednesday, pledging to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from their buildings.
Businesses and homes are a major source of carbon-dioxide pollution in cities, with most of it coming from the burning of fossil fuels for heating, cooling and lighting. >>View Article
January 30 -- Forty years ago at this time, the U.S. was engaged in intense negotiations with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to try to end the recently announced oil embargo that had jolted our economy. For the better part of the last four decades, we have had endless debates about how to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, with a mixed record of success.
But we know that some things have worked well. Ethanol is one of them. It directly reduces our dependence on oil imports from countries that aren’t necessarily our friends. >>View Article
January 29 -- In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama addressed the country's need for energy independence and a "clean energy economy." He pledged his commitment to developing the country's natural gas and solar power industries. The president said these changes are necessary to address climate change, a topic he has often addressed during his administration. >>View Article
January 29 -- While Congress searches for a long-term solution that will grow clean energy and cut carbon pollution, an effective policy already exists that has accomplished both — and it has created new jobs across the country in the process.
Unfortunately, Congress has yet to extend it for 2014. >>View Article
Cuomo Announces Low-Cost Hydropower Will Support 1,900 Jobs and Create Economic Opportunity in WNY and Southern Tier
January 29 -- New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced new allocations of low-cost New York State hydropower for three firms in Western New York and the Southern Tier that will support more than 1,900 jobs and more than $6 million in capital investments and create economic opportunity for the two regions. >>View Article
January 29 -- Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes excellence in innovation and creativity for the promotion of landfill gas (LFG) energy.
On January 22, 2014, the following partners of the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) accepted awards at the 17th Annual Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. >>View Article
January 28 -- Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced that it has submitted comments to the USEPA on its proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). The comments were compiled by a diverse coalition of industry stakeholders convened by ACORE. >>View Article
January 28 -- Renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower, accounted for 37.16% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during calendar-year 2013 for a total of 5,279 MW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). >>View Article