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2009-02-23 08:17:00

CO2 Solution Commercializing Biomimetic Technology Solution for North American Carbon Capture Efforts TSX Venture Trading Symbol: CST Outstanding shares: 50,261,136 QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CO2 Solution Inc. ("CO2 Solution" or the "Company") announced today that it commends the joint announcement of February 19, 2009 by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and United States President Barack Obama of the establishment of a high-level Canada-U.S. dialogue and...

2009-01-19 09:00:00

Michigan's largest commercial-scale wind energy development starts operations MADISON, Wis., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, Inc. (RMT), the leader in wind energy development, engineering, and construction, has completed construction of Michigan Wind 1, located near Ubly, Michigan. With a total capacity of 69 MW, Michigan Wind 1 is the largest commercial-scale wind farm in Michigan. The wind facility began commercial operation in mid-December, and will produce enough electricity to power over...

2009-01-08 09:00:00

Meridian Way Wind Farm, Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm and Rattlesnake Road Wind Farm Fully Operational HOUSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Wind Energy, owned by EDP Renovaveis, the fourth largest wind energy producer in the world, fully commissioned over 500 megawatts (MW) in December of 2008. The 201 MW Meridian Way Wind Farm, located in north central Kansas in Cloud County, the 102.9 megawatt (MW) Rattlesnake Road Wind Farm located near the city of Arlington in Gilliam County, Oregon,...

2008-11-13 03:00:14

Norwegian state-owned electricity company Statkraft has decided to purchase all the remaining shares in Catamount Cymru Cyf, the company which owns the rights to build and operate the Blaengwen wind farm in Wales. The purchase is part of Statkraft's wind power focus in Europe. The Blaengwen wind farm, which is under construction, is expected to provide clean electricity to 16,000 UK households. Statkraft already owns half of the shares in Catamount Cymru Cyf, and will now acquire the...

2008-10-07 06:00:39

By JOHN ROSS NEW targets to increase renewable forms of energy were announced by the First Minister yesterday. Launching the Renewable Energy Framework and a GBP 2 million biomass support scheme during a visit to Inverness yesterday, Mr Salmond said the Scottish Government was making progress towards making the country the green energy capital of Europe. The EU has called for 20 per cent of energy to come from renewables by 2020. But Mr Salmond said Scotland was on its way to having...

2008-10-06 15:00:35

By WEIR, James COLD houses can kill people and it looks like the Government has been asleep at the heat switch for years. That is -- till an election is called. Suddenly, the price of power stirs Labour cabinet ministers to say Contact Energy's 10 per cent to 12 per cent price rise this week is outrageous and there should be a wider inquiry. Has it been any less outrageous that, nationally, power prices have already risen about 55 per cent since 1999? Or how about the outrage...

2008-10-06 03:00:25

By Anonymous LACROSSE, Ind. (AP) - A Kansas company that's considering building two wind farms in northwest Indiana will erect a wind- monitoring tower in LaPorte County within the next month. Trade Wind Energy of Lenexa, Kan., will put up the tower, 197 feet high and 6 inches in circumference, outside LaCrosse to monitor wind speeds at various heights 24 hours a day for about two years. The testing will determine if there's enough wind to warrant building a wind farm that might produce...

2008-09-29 03:00:29

By Miller, Chris State energy officials have approved a plan that would make Gilliam and Morrow counties in northeastern Oregon home to the world's largest wind farm. The Shepherds Flat wind farm's 303 wind turbines will be capable of producing 909 megawatts, or enough electricity to power upward of 225,000 homes, doubling the state's current output of wind farm electricity, according to Oregon Department of Energy assistant director Diana Enright. Shepherds Flat also will provide an...

2008-09-19 00:00:26

By David Wilcock The South West will miss its renewable energy targets unless there is a "massive" and speedy change in the attitude of the Government and councils, according to a new report. A target of having 15 per cent of energy used in the region sourced from renewable sources by 2020 has been set by the Government and the European Union. However, a report from green energy agency Regen SW says without drastic changes, the South West will achieve a target of "less than 5 per cent"....

2008-09-16 12:00:44

Iberdrola's UK-based subsidiary ScottishPower has created a plan to liquefy CO2 emissions and store it in a rock formation beneath the North Sea, The Times has reported. The electricity utility is hoping to win a competition that calls for the construction of a power plant with CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology, and is pitching its plans to the British government. Nick Horler, ScottishPower's CEO was quoted by The Times as saying that the company has identified a rock formation in...