January 24 -- Occasionally a misinformed reader asserts wind turbines produce insignificant electrical output. That's simply untrue.
MGE reports the energy produced by its wind turbines annually. According to reports, its Rosiere Wind Farm in Kewaunee County produced 19,513,000 kilowatt hours in 2011 and 20,279,000 in 2012, the former at an operating cost of 2.11 cents per kilowatt hour. >>View Article
January 24 -- Vieste wants to tackle waste, energy and recycling in one fell swoop.
A new plant being built on an existing landfill in Glendale, Arizona will process about 800 tonnes of waste and generate up to 53 megawatts of energy per day through pyrolytic gasification. >>View Article
January 24 -- We’ve posted a number of stories about the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) activities over the past couple of years. Numerous times, in the comments, people have raised questions about how much IRENA is actually doing to advance renewable energy and whether or not the agency is really useful. I love IRENA, and following a couple of announcements just made at the World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, I had the idea to go ahead and run down a list of several things IRENA is doing that really are making a difference or will soon make a difference. >>View Article
January 23 -- The Renewable Fuel Standard is one of the most successful energy policies ever enacted in the United States, helping to lay the foundation for billions of dollars of private investment in the domestic biofuels industry. The standard has helped generate jobs, revive rural economies, reduce oil imports, lower gasoline prices, reduce air pollution and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Unfortunately, the Journal Sentinel's Editorial Board missed the boat when it called for the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard. >>View Article
January 23 -- A Utah company has turned its unused roof space into a solar farm, and it’s reducing its energy cost and carbon footprint at the same time. >>View Article
January 23 -- A group of energy experts released a thick report that details a laundry list of ways that the President can take executive action to push clean energy forward without the need for congressional action. Led by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, the report published by the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) was inspired by a meeting Ritter had with President Obama and other clean energy leaders last year, in which the President solicited advice on how he could lawfully accelerate the deployment of clean energy. Ritter’s document, “Powering Forward,” lays out over 200 recommendations. >>View Article
January 23 -- Energy-efficient technologies and practices are essential to a sustainable future. Energy consumption in America is projected to grow 14 percent by 2035, with fossil fuels accounting for nearly 80 percent of that growth, according to the International Energy Agency. >>View Article
January 23 -- Just as a new lawsuit was filed challenging Cape Wind, another one was beaten back.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday denied a petition by wind-farm opponents appealing the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of the proposed Nantucket Sound project. >>View Article
January 22 -- A group of business leaders, energy experts and former government leaders believes that the Obama administration could tackle climate change by taking measures that do not require congressional approval, according to a report released on Tuesday.
The 207-page report contained about 200 recommendations on how President Barack Obama can use executive authority to advance the climate change action plan he announced in June. It was released by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, who briefed U.S. cabinet officials and senior policy staff focused on energy and climate policy last week. >>View Article