Tag Archives | renewable energy

Green stimulus package needed

Can the green industry help reverse the current unemployment rise in the US? According to the NY Times last week, the Department of Labor reported the month of September as the worst unemployment record in five years, with 760,000 jobs lost in the past nine consecutive months. This does not even include the effects of […]

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States of the green nation

Sustainlane.com, an online community focusing on sustainable living, released today its top green US cities for the year based on their ability to maintain healthy air, drinking water, parks and public transit systems, as well as a robust, sustainable local economy with green building, farmers markets, renewable energy and alternative fuels (yes..I admittedly just cut […]

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The new green leagues

You can’t have a green industry without green associations and there have been several new groups that came out just this year. This is just in the US unfortunately but anybody who can give me a new green group list (anywhere), I’ll be happy to share it with the green blog readers. 1. Bioplastic Council […]

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Obama to end US oil era

Barack Obama’s democratic national convention speech last night is probably sending shivers down an oil company’s spine (and perhaps the petroleum industry as well??) as he promised to end America’s oil dependence from the Middle East in 1o years if he’s elected president. In his speech, Obama said he will invest $150 billion over the […]

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Shell out of wind

Are major oil companies just full of hot air when it comes to their clean energy strategies? Last month, Shell decided to abandon its stake in a large offshore wind farm in the UK, which was then bought by energy company E.ON and Danish utility firm DONG Energy. According to this article from the International […]

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A Gore-y energy plan?

Ex-vice president Al Gore seems to think that the US is ready and able to eliminate the use of coal, natural gas or petroleum oil in US electricity within 10 years by using alternative energies such as wind, solar and geothermal. According to his speech yesterday (see the video below), his plan of a carbon-free […]

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National Conventions renewably energized

Renewable energy is one of the topmost agenda by both US presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, and they will be happy to note that their national conventions will be aptly powered by solar and wind electricity. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy said it will provide the electric utilities in both conventions. “Energy policy is an […]

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Wind racing the sun

Wind energy investments seem to be neck and neck with the solar market. This week alone I came across three wind energy investment announcements: Fluor building the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK; GreenHunter Wind Energy planning to develop China’s first wind energy project; and Mesa Power LLP also planning to build the […]

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The power of wind

Wind power could be the next hot energy source according to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recently released report. The DOE said wind can provide as much as 20% of US electricity needs by 2030. In that scenario, installations of new wind power capacity would increase to more than 16,000 megawatts per year by 2018, […]

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More solar power boost

For just one day of green news scanning and out came five solar articles (I’m sure I missed several more). No wonder the solar industry has one of the fastest growth among other industrial markets. 1. Kohl’s will convert more than 50 of its existing New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland locations to solar power making […]

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