June 3 -- A new economic impact study has found that the University of Louisville has created a ripple effect in the community since contracting with Siemens Industry Inc.'s Building Technologies Division to reduce its energy consumption. >>View Article
June 3 -- For the third straight year, Massachusetts finished second in a ranking of states based on the strength of their clean-tech activities, with California widening its lead (94-78.8) over the Bay State and topping the index for the sixth consecutive year.
Clean Edge, a research and indexing firm, on Tuesday released its annual U.S. index ratings, which measure adoption of renewable energy and other factors like patent, technology and investment activity. >>View Article
June 3 -- On May 1, Sonoma Clean Power celebrated its first year of delivering greener, cheaper power to customers. Here is a snapshot of Sonoma Clean Power’s enormous success:
With its basic service, Sonoma Clean Power supplies electricity that is 6 to 9 percent less expensive and 34 percent lower in greenhouse gas emissions than PG&E’s. >>View Article
June 3 -- In the short term, the uncertainty on Jones Street has been good for business. Actually, great for business: More than Steve Nicolas' 18-employee company, NC Solar Now, can handle, in fact.
Since 2010, Nicolas, a Londoner who moved to North Carolina in the early '80s to work for a tobacco-leaf distributor in Wilson—"The opposite of green," he quips—has seen NC Solar Now grow exponentially. >>View Article
June 1 -- President Obama's global warming strategy will cut the country’s climate-change-inducing greenhouse emissions significantly — but at some cost. That’s the upshot of a new Energy Information Administration (EIA) analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark Clean Power Plan, which, once finalized, will be at the core of the president’s strategy to reduce U.S. carbon-dioxide output. >>View Article
June 1 -- The Obama administration has found an unlikely ally in its efforts to keep pushing more biofuel into the nation's gasoline supply: OPEC. >>View Article
June 1 -- The semitrailer backing up to the Gundersen Health System building is packed with material vital to the hospital's success. But these aren't medical supplies. They're wood chips. >>View Article
June 1 -- Hydropower, derived from falling or running water, is the oldest renewable energy technology in existence and the United States’ largest source of renewable electricity. Last year, hydropower accounted for about 6 percent of total U.S. electricity generation and 52 percent of generation from all renewables. But it could produce even more. Only 3 percent of the 80,000 dams in the United States make electricity. Most were constructed for irrigation and flood control. >>View Article
May 28 -- The general public perception of renewable energy is often in terms of saving the environment and reducing global carbon dioxide emissions. While it is true that renewable energy provides great environmental benefits and may yet prove to be our main hope for decarbonization, it is just as true and often overlooked that renewable energy provides considerable economic and social benefits. >>View Article
May 26 -- Authorities are set to shake up the nation's complex and contentious renewable fuels policy in the coming days, issuing requirements that are expected to affirm that the use of ethanol in motor fuels has hit a saturation point. >>View Article
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