February 18 -- Late last year, Gov. Rick Snyder laid out his energy goals for the state, which include using more renewable energy and becoming more energy-efficient. His announcement came after holding forums across the state and releasing several drafts and final reports on energy-related issues, such as efficiency and renewables in 2013. >>View Article
February 18 -- New Jersey needs more jobs and we need those jobs now. Our state’s employment rates continue to trail behind most of the nation, and according to a December 2013 report by Rutgers University, New Jersey’s economic recovery will be about three years behind the national turnaround.
The 2010 Offshore Wind Economic Development Act was supposed to serve as an economic catalyst by bringing jobs and the green energy industry to New Jersey. However, three years have passed and we have yet to see a project and those benefits come to fruition. >>View Article
February 18 -- From the looks of it, you probably wouldn't guess a scientific lab down in Rio Rico is run by firefighters.
"There's a lot of technical processes to go through and there's a few of us that know how to do it," said Patrick McCarthy, public information officer for Rio Rico Fire.
The Rio Rico Fire District is one of only a handful of districts actually making Biodiesel. >>View Article
February 14 -- Turkey saves $5.5 billion every year in natural gas imports, due to renewable energy plants constructed in the last 10 years," says Turkey's energy minister. >>View Article
February 14 -- A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the American West. >>View Article
February 14 -- Boom times are back in the ethanol business.
Major producers of the corn-based fuel are reporting record returns for the fourth quarter thanks to dramatically lower corn prices, increasing demand for motor fuel and strong ethanol exports. >>View Article
February 14 -- The notion of counting the number of "green" jobs in America made us think, oddly enough, of a middle-age guy trying for cool by pairing a sport coat with blue jeans.
Not easy. >>View Article
February 14 -- When a petroleum-dependent mainstream sporting organization like NASCAR says it’s about time to cut through the politics and separate personal mobility from fossil fuels, then it really must be about time. Last week NASCAR announced that it had joined the Obama Administration’s EV Everywhere electric vehicle initiative, and on Monday NASCAR (the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) doubled down with yet another big sustainability promotion deal consisting of a multi-year partnership with the American Council On Renewable Energy, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. >>View Article
February 14 -- Air Force blue is going green.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is building a more sustainable future with the largest solar power project at any U.S. military installation in the world. >>View Article
February 13 -- A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. >>View Article
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