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Exxon chief brings mainly a change of style - 2006-03-30
If Rex Tillerson has his way, Exxon Mobil will no longer be the oil company environmentalists love to hate.
Ireland's First Wave-Energy Generator Arrives in Galway - 2006-03-30
Made possible by the Marine Institute and Sustainable Energy Ireland, the 37-hectare Galway Bay test site will be open for engineers to field-test other prototype ocean-energy generators.
Large Ethanol Plant Slated for North Dakota - 2006-03-30
US BioEnergy intends to construct a 100 million gallon per year (mgy) ethanol plant near Hankinson, North Dakota, contingent on zoning, permitting and tax incentives.
Blair demands green 'revolution' - 2006-03-30
Speaking in New Zealand, he said it was important to develop machines which produced fewer emissions, while maintaining economic growth.
REI Steps up to 20% Green Power - 2006-03-29
Outdoor gear retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) has pledged to purchase 10 million kilowatt hours of green power, or 20% of the company's national electricity usage.
BIPV Solar Rejuvenates NYC's Whitehall Ferry Terminal - 2006-03-29
Atlantis Energy Systems, manufacturer of custom photovoltaic (PV) glazing and roof systems, announced the commissioning of what is said to be Manhattan's largest BIPV project to date.
22 Senators Call for Renewable Energy's Full Funding for FY 2007 - 2006-03-29
A bipartisan coalition of Senators led by Idaho's Mike Crapo and Iowa's Tom Harkin is asking Senate appropriators to ensure that programs improving renewable energy production receive the full funding possible in the coming fiscal year.
China to Push for Energy-saving Buildings - 2006-03-29
China will develop more energy-efficient buildings during the 11th Five-Year Guidelines period (2006-2010) in line with its plans to foster an energy-saving and environment-friendly society, Minister of Construction Wang Guangtao said in Beijing Tuesday.
U team searches for more renewable-fuel advances - 2006-03-29
Lanny Schmidt, regents professor of chemical engineering and material science, along with a team of researchers, invented a reactor that extracts hydrogen from ethanol. The team is looking at other renewable sources to use hydrogen for fuel.
REEEP Funds More Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries - 2006-03-28
In keeping with increased funding promises made last fall from the UK, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) will now fund more than 30 new projects, including several in new countries.
Homebuilding Goes Green to Save Energy, Provide Comfort - 2006-03-27
About 2,600 homes were built to some kind of green standard in 2002. That jumped to 14,600 in 2004 and it's expected to multiply again this year.
SMIC to begin volume production of solar cells in April - 2006-03-27
Richard Chang, president and CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), has revealed that the China-based foundry will begin volume production of solar cells made from recycled wafers next month.
'Living roof' is his next green 'first' - 2006-03-27
Here in the world's technology capital, Silicon Valley's first newfangled
Power Purchase Secured for West Virginia Wind Projects - 2006-03-27
The projects include Mt. Storm -- a 150-MW project to be located in Grant County, West Virginia, near the town of Bayard, and Liberty Gap, a 100-MW project to be located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, south of the town of Franklin.
Turbine's output up 50% - 2006-03-27
WIND farms will be generating 50 per cent more electricity by 2010 than previously predicted, a report said yesterday.
Panda's Manure-Powered Ethanol Project Receives Air Permit - 2006-03-27
Panda Energy announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an air permit for the company's fuel ethanol project, a milestone for the $120 million ethanol facility that will use biomass energy such as cow manure to make the renewabl
Drilling into a hot volcano - 2006-03-27
Their $20m project will lead to boreholes that could ultimately yield 10 times as much geothermal power as any previous project.
Brown Rudnick Launches Climate & Energy Law Practice - 2006-03-24
To serve various needs of the carbon reduction and green energy markets, international law firm Brown Rudnick has created a Climate & Energy Group that is committed to addressing the global issue of climate change and the scarcity of traditional energy so
Denmark Approves Sizable Bioenergy Plant - 2006-03-24
The board of Maabjerg BioEnergy approved the implementation of what is said to be the world's largest bioenergy plant, to be built in Jutland, Denmark.
Green Power Station to Produce Methane in South Carolina - 2006-03-24
Through a process conducted at the 124-acre landfill, methane gas produced by decomposing waste will fuel a 5.5-megawatt (MW) gas-turbine generator at the $8.5 million facility.
MIT Powers Up New Battery for Hybrid Cars - 2006-03-24
Researchers at MIT have developed a new type of lithium battery that could become a cheaper alternative to the batteries that now power hybrid electric cars.
Hawaiian Utility Looks Inward for Energy - 2006-03-24
Hawaii's major electric utility, feeling the sting from a nearly 100 percent reliance on imported and increasingly expensive energy, is looking inward to the Islands' considerable biomass and biofuels potential to reinforce its energy supply.
Los Angeles Drivers Put Cars on a Veggie Diet for Cleaner Air - 2006-03-24
The environmentally hip of Los Angeles are moving beyond Toyota Motor Corp.'s gas-electric Prius to cars that may use no fossil fuels at all.
$84 Million for the First Tires-to-Ethanol Facility - 2006-03-23
Startech Environmental Corp. and Future Fuels (FFI) have formed an alliance agreement to mutually obtain contracts for waste-to-ethanol facilities and specifically for FFI's own $84 million Waste-to-Ethanol Facility to be constructed in Toms River...
Brussels' hi-tech eco house - 2006-03-23
The building, which houses a cluster of renewable energy associations, is now something of a living laboratory.
Uni-Solar Announces New 50 MW Module Production Facility - 2006-03-23
The $129 million facility is expected to create 200 jobs on site and as many as 400 others indirectly related. The production output for the company's thin-film solar modules is expected to be 50 MW annually.
California Competition Courts Clean Energy Entrepreneurs - 2006-03-23
Venture Capitol firms are backing the event partly as a way to identify new opportunities in clean and renewable energy.
Washington Governor Activates Energy Freedom Fund - 2006-03-23
Couple this with the Washingtonian's deep sense of environmental stewardship and you have the makings of a partnership devoted to developing clean, homegrown fuels.
Plug Power and Honda Prep for Next Phase of Home Energy Station - 2006-03-23
The first of two agreements announced by Plug Power with Honda R&D Company, Ltd. of Japan covers the joint development of the Home Energy Station, a fuel cell system that provides electricity and heat to a home or business, while also providing hydrogen f
British finance minister unveils 'green' budget - 2006-03-23
Regarding the environment, Mr Brown says Britain will propose helping developing nations invest in alternative energy with a World Bank fund of $US20 billion.
Fill 'er up with gasohol, biodiesel, E85 ... - 2006-03-23
Hydrogen may power our cars in the far future, but short-term, a wide range of renewable and cleaner fuels are being developed.
Japanese Conglomerate Closes the Loop for Food Wastes - 2006-03-22
Keio Corporation, an urban railway group operating in Tokyo, has started selling organic vegetables grown with organic fertilizers made from food wastes, supplying them to a restaurant in the conglomerate's Keio Plaza Hotel.
Ontario Renewable Energy Policy Breakthrough Hailed - 2006-03-22
The Ontario government today unveiled a vast, new renewable energy incentive program experts predict will accelerate the use of renewable energy in the province and create a regional market with implications for the global renewable energy industries.
Hydrogen Made from Biodiesel Using Steam Reformer - 2006-03-22
InnovaTek and Seattle BioFuels announce the first successful production of hydrogen from 100% biodiesel in a microchannel steam reformer.
Solar Applications Approved by PUC of Nevada - 2006-03-22
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved 402 applications for customer- installed solar energy projects in Nevada that could eventually produce up to 1,900 kilowatts (kW) of renewable energy.
Siemens Receives 70-Turbine Order for Texas Project - 2006-03-22
These turbines have the potential to meet the electricity demand of more than 50,000 households.
Statue of Liberty to go all 'green' power - 2006-03-22
By the end of March, all electricity for the Old Lady in the Harbor and Ellis Island will be from wind power.
Renewable Energy RPS Law Passed in Wisconsin - 2006-03-21
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed Senate Bill 459, the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Act, representing a sweeping overhaul of Wisconsin's energy policy, and laying the groundwork for accelerated use of the state's domestic renewable energy sources.
Organic food fight: Safeway gets aggressive with new line - 2006-03-21
In 2006, having been embraced by mainstream consumers, organics have become a big business, with annual sales in the United States zooming from $1 billion in 1990 to $20 billion in 2005.
Green Mountain Power Offers New Renewable Energy Rate - 2006-03-21
Green Mountain Power, a Vermont-based energy services company serving 90,000 electric customers, is now offering its customers the choice of buying all or a portion of their power from renewable resources. The Vermont Public Service Board gave its final a
Go-Ahead for Brockton's Solar Brightfield Project - 2006-03-21
A long- awaited green light was flipped this week on a large, half-MW solar project in Massachusetts known as the Brockton "Brightfield."
Shipments Begin for Commercial-scale Wave Energy Project - 2006-03-20
A large transport ship arrived in the Western Isles to load up and transport the first of three Pelamis Wave Energy Converters destined for Portugal.
Grow Your Own Oil, U.S. - 2006-03-20
Researchers hoping to ease America's oil addiction are turning sawdust and wood chips into bio-oil, a thick black liquid that could become a green substitute for many petroleum products.
UTC Power, Van Hool to Market Fuel Cell Buses in Europe - 2006-03-20
UTC Power, part of United Technologies Corp. announced it will team up with major Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool to deliver a fuel cell-powered bus to DeLijn, a large bus fleet operator in Belgium.
Research Center Forms for Energy in Nebraska - 2006-03-20
The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research received the funding necessary to conduct research projects aimed at developing domestic energy resources and improving energy efficiency.
Arizona, New Mexico Launch Southwest Climate Change Initiative - 2006-03-20
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed an agreement launching the Southwest Climate Change Initiative, which establishes a framework for the two states to collaborate on strategies to address the effects of climat
Biopetrol to Build Biodiesel Plant in The Netherlands - 2006-03-20
This third plant is slated to produce 400,000 tons of biodiesel and 60,000 tons of pharma-glycerine per year, helping Biopetrol grow its annual capacity to 750,000 tons of biodiesel by 2008.
Poll: Americans Want Action on Global Warming - 2006-03-17
76% or three out of four Americans - including two out of three conservatives - think the federal government is not doing "enough to address global warming and develop alternative energy sources in order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Bill Introduced to Extend Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credits - 2006-03-17
Tax credits to promote renewable energy got a reassuring boost from lawmakers this week in Congress as a Senate bill was introduced to extend new federal tax credits authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 through 2010.
Hydrogen fuel proponents see 2020 as the year it all comes together. - 2006-03-17
Not only will there be affordable zero-emissions hydrogen-fueled cars in every showroom but in 2020 a smattering of houses across the world will be lighted with electricity from hydrogen-powered home generators.
Toyota Rolls Out 1st Hybrid Sedan Under Lexus Brand - 2006-03-17
Toyota Motor Corp. began selling the first hybrid sedan under its high-end Lexus marque in Japan on Thursday, saying the domestic launch would be followed by a roll-out overseas starting next month.
Northern Power Lands Three Major Solar Project Contracts - 2006-03-17
Northern Power was awarded a contract by Pathmark Stores, Inc. to provide three turnkey photovoltaic (PV) systems to Pathmark's Garwood, Elizabeth, and Lawnside, New Jersey, supermarkets.
Scientists Study Feasibility of Switchgrass for Bioenergy - 2006-03-17
Results to be issued in May conclude that the economics of growing switchgrass for bioenergy are promising.
Despite Hype, Hydrogen Moves Ahead - 2006-03-16
This week the hydrogen energy industry convened in Los Angeles for its annual trade show and conference.
Xstrata and Other Coal Miners to Invest A$300 Mln in Green Fund - 2006-03-16
Xstrata Plc, Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton and other coal producers in Australia will provide up to A$300 million ($222 million) in funding for projects that have cleaner ways of generating electricity from coal.
Planners Select Best Wind Locations in Chinese Province - 2006-03-16
The province is a priority in China's wind development efforts due to its high wind potential and closeness to major transmission lines and cities.
Africa to Develop Vision 2025 on Renewable Energy - 2006-03-16
Under the auspices of the African Union (AU), African ministers will develop a continental energy vision for 2025 to be monitored by ministers of finance, energy, water and environment affairs.
Cairo's taxi revolution tailored for tourists - 2006-03-16
Cairo - Egypt unveiled a sleek fleet of eco-friendly, natural-gas run taxis on Wednesday that will soon pick up tourists on Cairo's pollution-choked streets.
ATS Automation to Spin Off its Solar Businesses - 2006-03-15
With demand for solar energy at all-time highs and prices for the technology drawing top dollar around the world, Canada's ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. revealed plans this week to spin off its solar energy assets later this year in an IPO that woul
UK's first bioethanol pump opens - 2006-03-15
The supermarket chain Morrison's is to open the first E85 pump in the UK on Wednesday, delivering a mixture of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol.
Germany Installs its First Offshore Wind Turbine - 2006-03-15
Germany, the world leader in wind power, had not installed any turbines in the more demanding offshore setting until now.
Biofuels Plant to Benefit Indiana Farmers and Livestock - 2006-03-15
Said to be the largest biodiesel plant in Indiana, it will supply biodiesel from soybean oil while soybean meal will feed the state's livestock.
America's Top 10 Green Hospitals - 2006-03-15
There is a new trend in health care: greening hospitals to reduce toxins and provide a healthier, healing environment. The Green Guide sought out the top 10 in the U.S.
Alternative Fuel Bill Heads to Governor's Desk in Indiana - 2006-03-14
To study a variety of renewable energy resources, alternative fuel House Bill (HB) 1285 recently passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives by 86-0.
GE to Buy Canada's Zenon Environmental for C$760 Mln - 2006-03-14
General Electric Co., the world's second-biggest company by market value, agreed to buy Canada's Zenon Environmental Inc. for about C$760 million ($655 million), expanding in the market for water-filtering membranes.
Worlds largest CO2 capture pilot plant inaugurated in Denmark - 2006-03-14
Tomorrow will see the inauguration of the worlds largest pilot plant for demonstrating and validating new technology for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from conventional power stations.
Politicians, Public Support More Energy from Agricultural Lands - 2006-03-14
Three prominent governors and more than 70 organizations have endorsed an initiative - known as "25 by '25" - to have America's agriculture lands provide 25% of the nation's energy by 2025.
Volvo Group unveils new hybrid technology - 2006-03-14
Volvos hybrid technology can deliver savings as much as 35 percent on routes with frequent braking and accelerations, the company said.
NREL, GE Energy Partner for Next-Gen Offshore Wind Turbines - 2006-03-14
And with the turbines expected in the 5-7 MW range, these could be the largest turbines ever built.
Wind Projects in Manitoba Gain $1.5 Billion - 2006-03-13
Westman Wind Power Company is developing eight wind power projects in Manitoba, with an initial capacity of approximately 700 MW and a potential maximum capacity of more than 1,400 MW. The total value of the projects is approximately $1.5 billion.
The Coca-Cola Company Joins U.N. Global Compact - 2006-03-13
Reflecting the growing importance of corporate responsibility to the U.S. and international business community, The Coca-Cola Company has officially joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.
Erie Shores Wind Farm Starts Commissioning Turbines - 2006-03-13
The energization of the Clean Power Income Fund's Erie Shores Wind Farm in southern Ontario was successfully accomplished on the afternoon of March 6, 2006, marking the initial stage of the commissioning process to begin electricity production and sales.
New Mexico Solar Market Expected to Boom - 2006-03-13
A combination of newly established incentives and programs are now offering everything from a $9000 tax credit, to performance-based rebate tariffs upwards of 20 cents per kWh.
City wants to shut down vehicle idlers - 2006-03-13
The city wants to get tough on smog and is considering using automatic shutoffs on its fleet of vehicles.
Ultra-clean coal Could the price now be right to help fight climate change? - 2006-03-13
A new chemical process for removing unwanted minerals from coal could lead to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations.
Solar centre set to power ahead - 2006-03-10
ONE hundred extra posts are being created at Sharp's Manufacturing's solar panel factory in Wrexham as production is ramped up to meet European demand for the photovoltaic units.
Spanish Wind Giant Announces New U.S. Facilities - 2006-03-10
Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa took major steps this week to establish itself in the U.S. market by investing $34 million to open three new modern manufacturing centers on 20-plus acres of U.S. Steel's former Fairless Hills industrial site in Bucks Coun
Biofuels Mandated for Wisconsin State Agencies, Fleets - 2006-03-10
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle issued an Executive Order this week that expands the state's commitment to renewable fuels, takes an important step forward in making Wisconsin the nation's ethanol leader, and increases the state's independence from foreign o
Illinois Lt. Governor Stumps for Renewable Energy Standard - 2006-03-10
Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn supported the effort to implement a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard in the State of Illinois. Speaking at the American Wind Energy Association's national workshop on Renewable Portfolio Standards, Quinn urged state utilitie
Ford Executive Pushes for Biofuels in Senate Testimony - 2006-03-10
In the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a Ford executive called on lawmakers to "act with urgency" to implement rapid production of renewable fuels, and the infrastructure to support them.
Washington Legislature Adopts Biodiesel, Ethanol Mandate - 2006-03-09
In legislative session, Senate Bill 6508 calling for a minimum renewable energy standard passed the Washington State Senate and is off to the Governor for an expected signature into law.
California taking power of sun mainstream - 2006-03-09
The state's goal is to create 3,000 megawatts of solar electricity by 2017 more than double the amount of solar installed worldwide last year and to raise solar's share of the statewide energy mix to as much as 4%.
Ontario Wind Project Construction Reaches Milestone - 2006-03-09
Twenty-one of 22 turbines have now been erected in the 40 MW project.
Clean Energy: Peering Down China's IPO Pipeline - 2006-03-09
Reuters reports that 42 percent of Chinese companies are planning stock issues and over 50 have received approval and plan to go public in 2006. This is good news for clean energy.
Housing Development Comes with Solar Standard - 2006-03-09
Genself Corp. has entered into an agreement with Sunset Springs Development, LLC, a builder of single family homes in Southern California, to provide solar electric power systems as original equipment on up to 71 soon-to-be-constructed homes in Desert Hot
Geothermal Power Plant Expands in New Zealand - 2006-03-09
TPC's Mokai becomes the sixth largest electricity generator in New Zealand, with the ability to generate almost 2% of New Zealand's total electricity requirements.
A Cool Ride That Saves Gas - 2006-03-08
The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory reported on Thursday that if every car and truck on America's roads was equipped with ventilated seats, air-conditioning-related gasoline consumption could be reduced by 7.5 percent.
Microgy Signs On to Develop Waste-to-Energy Facility - 2006-03-08
Environmental Power Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, Microgy, has entered into a Letter of Intent with Swift & Company, the world's second-largest processor of fresh beef and pork products, to develop a waste-to-energy facility at Swift's Grand Isla
'Green' chemists swap oil for renewable alternatives - 2006-03-08
Petroleum-based substances are in everything from lipstick to laundry detergents, clothes to computers to chocolate bars - even fertilizers and pharmaceuticals.
Clean production reduces cost and preserves environment - 2006-03-08
The senior adviser of the Indonesia-Germany Environmental Program, Novalinda, has called on small-scale manufacturing companies to implement a clean production system not only to preserve the environment, but also to reduce the production cost by 20 to 30
PG&E Adds More Renewable Geothermal Energy to Electric Mix - 2006-03-08
In a new agreement to provide enough renewable electricity for nearly 100,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers, the company has entered into a contract with Military Pass-Newberry Volcano Project, LLC to purchase up to 120 megawatts (MW)
DOE Solar America Initiative Set to Fund Solar PV Development - 2006-03-08
Now, says the DOE, the emphasis is on funding industry partnerships to accelerate market-ready PV using aggressive new goals, down-selects, and a new focus on eliminating manufacturing and production R&D barriers.
Despite Hurdles, Global Solar PV Growth is Sustained in 2005 - 2006-03-08
Preliminary estimates for 2005 show global photovoltaic (PV) cell production increased more than 40% from nearly 1200 MW in 2004 to 1727 MW in 2005.
Both Reds and Blues Go Green on Energy - 2006-03-07
With high fuel prices and instability in the Middle East, Americans are increasingly concerned about the nation's energy situation.
NYSERDA hosting energy savings forum - 2006-03-07
NYSERDA is promoting energy efficiency systems for both businesses and homes, with staff explaining the availability of $875 million in funding opportunities over the next five years.
Latin America to Benefit from EU's Renewable Energy Technologies - 2006-03-07
The European Union (EU) will promote the use of renewable biomass energy technologies in the Andes and Amazonian regions of Ecuador and Peru by establishing specialized training platforms.
Alcoa & Iceland Study Geothermal-Powered Smelter for North Iceland - 2006-03-07
Alcoa and the Government of Iceland will begin feasibility studies for the development of a 250,000 metric ton per year (mtpy) aluminum smelter to run principally on geothermal energy, at Bakki near Husavik in North Iceland.
EPA Eases Regulations for Ethanol Production Plants - 2006-03-07
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to apply the same air permitting requirements for facilities that produce ethanol for fuel as those for human consumption.
Project Would Combine Power from Wind, Biomass and Ocean - 2006-03-07
Plans are underway in northern California for a project that would combine three renewable energy resources -- one wind power, one biomass and one ocean energy project -- all into one interconnected project.
GreenShift Takes a Stake in General Hydrogen - 2006-03-06
GreenShift Corporation is investing in General Hydrogen Corporation, a provider of fuel-cell packs to replace batteries in electric forklifts, industrial vehicles and other off-road equipment.
Can a New Kind of Heat Pump Change the World? - 2006-03-06
An Electric-bill-burdened Engineer has developed what the HVAC industry has ignored: a heat pump that works when the temperature is below zero. Will consumers beat a path to his door?
Vermont Wind Developers Push Case for New Project - 2006-03-06
UPC Vermont Wind presented its petition for a Certificate of Public Good to the Public Service Board this week. The move is a key part of the process toward permitting a 52 MW wind project that would be based on ridgelines in the towns of Sheffield and Su
Bermuda to Harvest Its Ocean Currents for Renewable Energy - 2006-03-06
In a move anticipated to meet the electricity needs of Bermuda over the next 20 years, the Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) plans to purchase renewable energy to be generated from its own ocean currents.
Aloha Petroleum imports ethanol - 2006-03-06
It's the first shipment of ethanol to Hawaii in order to comply with the state's mandate that requires 85 percent of gasoline at the pumps contain 10 percent ethanol effective April 2.
NewGen Announces Biodiesel Project Launch in Iowa - 2006-03-03
NewGen Technologies, through its U.S. subsidiary, ReFuel America, announced plans to build a biodiesel plant in Fairfield, Iowa, with an estimated capacity of 60 million gallons.
Record Green Power Purchase by Ski Industry - 2006-03-03
Aspen Skiing Company (ASC), operator of four ski mountains and two hotels in Colorado, has made a landmark purchase of renewable energy certificates from wind farms to offset 100 percent of its electricity use.
Cape to use solar geysers for 'green roofing' - 2006-03-03
A solar geyser could save an individual home as much as 30 percent to 40 percent of its energy bill.
Organic Waste Could Help Power Washington State - 2006-03-03
According to the report, Washington state has an annual production of approximately 17 million tons of under-used biomass, which is capable of producing nearly 1,800 megawatts of electrical power.
Energy-Strapped Asian Countries Forced to Become More Efficient - 2006-03-03
G Steel, one of Thailand's leading steel firms, recycles all its waste water and has cut its electricity use by 38 percent over the past five years.
Massachusetts Offers New Incentives to Spur Supermarket Recycling - 2006-03-03
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new program in partnership with the supermarket industry: one that rewards full-service grocery stores with regulatory relief if they voluntarily develop sustainable programs for reus
Colorado Utility Begins Solar Rebate Program - 2006-03-03
The same Colorado utility that originally opposed renewable energy mandates for the state has now finalized its solar energy rebate program, the result of a voter initiative to support renewable energy.
ErSol Opens Solar Manufacturing Operation in China - 2006-03-03
The operating plant located on the Shanghai industrial estate, Songjiang Export Processing Zone, with a total production capacity of 6 MW for 2006, is processing silicon solar cells and modules.
Arizona Passes 15 Percent Renewable Energy Standard - 2006-03-02
State regulators set high standards for renewable energy, hoping to capitalize on Arizona's sunshine and other renewable energy technologies.
Here Comes Lunar Power - 2006-03-02
It's not on Bush's alternative-energy agenda yet, but moon-driven tides, ocean currents, and waves generate more oomph than wind and are more consistent than solar.
Saabs ethanol concept car has wings - 2006-03-02
In a design born from its aviation roots, Saab this week introduced a concept car that has a cockpit, runs on 100 percent ethanol and holds 400 horsepower under the hood.
Ontario Home Equipped with Solar, Geoexchange Hybrid - 2006-03-02
The system saves homeowners up to $2,500 a year on home energy bills, and reduces conventional energy consumption by 79% compared to traditional, natural gas furnaces and hot water heaters.
Northern Ireland Backs Solar Thermal, Biomass Heating - 2006-03-02
A GBP 59 million (USD $103 million) Environment and Renewable Energy funding package announced this week will include grant assistance to private householders wanting to install renewable energy systems to heat their homes.
Renewable Energy Part of Governor's Agenda in Oregon - 2006-03-02
To make Oregon a leader in using clean energy, the Governor wants to ensure that by 2025, renewable resources meet 25 percent of Oregon's energy needs.