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Tilting Towards Windmills

August 16 -- The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta did not all go IBM's way. For all its technical prowess, the computer giant managed to bungle the reporting of some competition results. On the plus side, it was at the Games that IBM first deployed Deep Thunder, a novel computer model which warned the organisers when and where to expect inclement weather—and correctly predicted that a thunderstorm forecast by other meteorologists would not affect the closing ceremony. Deep Thunder has since gone through countless iterations, or which the latest, called the Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecaster (HyREF) IBM unveiled on August 12th. >>View Article

Flexible Grid, Renewable Energy Offer Hope For Future

August 16 -- Aug. 14, 2003, was a dark day in U.S. history -- in a lot of different ways. It started off as a quiet Thursday. Then a single tree limb in Ohio came crashing down, touching off a power outage which cascaded across eight states and parts of Canada, leaving 50 million Americans in the Northeast in the dark. Commuters were stranded. Businesses closed. People sweltered in the heat. And the U.S. economy took a huge beating, losing an estimated $10 billion. >>View Article

The Need For The Renewable Fuel Standard

August 16 -- It's a critically important time for the bioenergy industry, and particularly the advanced biofuels producers. I'm a long-time supporter of efforts to diversify our energy supply with clean-burning, homegrown renewable energy. Iowa has been blessed with rich, productive soil and abundant agricultural resources.  >>View Article

Making Good On A Promise, Obama Restores Solar Panels

August 16 -- Jimmy Carter first put them up in 1979. Ronald Reagan called them a joke and had them removed in 1986. And this week, nearly three years after promising to restore them as a sign of the administration’s commitment to renewable energy, President Obama is putting solar panels back on the White House roof. >>View Article

Nuclear Wind

August 15 -- The Obama Administration is building the nation’s biggest wind farm to generate electricity to help … assemble the nation’s nuclear arsenal. >>View Article

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