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2014-07-29 23:11:57

Australia canceled its deeply unpopular carbon tax that has driven up costs for industry and consumers while doing nothing for the environment, say Friends of Science, citing media reports and Australian government statements. Friends of Science approve, noting that a growing body of science shows the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, effective 1 July,...

2014-07-29 12:23:41

Company eyes market expansion as country seeks to grow renewable energies JOHANNESBURG, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wuxi Suntech, one of the world's largest manufacturers of PV modules, is expanding its footprint in Africa by establishing a subsidiary company in South Africa. The subsidiary, Suntech Power South Africa, is fully compliant with South Africa's Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) legislation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140729/130762 "Suntech is...

2014-07-29 00:20:33

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerstorm Capital Corporation (OTC:PSTO) CEO, Mike J. Freni, today announced the appointment of social entrepreneur Titus Brenninkmeijer to the Company's Board of Advisors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140328/AQ93100LOGO Mr. Brenninkmeijer's work has focused on assisting global entrepreneurs to grow sustainable businesses through the development of commercially viable applications. Prior to entering the solar...

2014-07-28 20:22:24

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Biomass Power Generation Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255144/Global-Biomass-Power-Generation-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Biomass PowerBiomass power generation is a source of power generation from carbon contained in the waste of various human and natural activities. This waste is derived from various sources, including the by-products from the Timber industry, as...

2014-07-28 08:24:44

Innovative Partnership with Hannon Armstrong ANNAPOLIS, Md. and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced an agreement under which HASI is expected to provide up to $44.5 million in non-recourse debt to help finance SunPower's residential solar lease program. The transaction allows SunPower to leverage existing lease assets and expand its program while...

2014-07-25 23:07:34

HOMER Energy, a Boulder-based company specializing in feasibility and design of renewable energy systems that integrate multiple power sources, has signed 10 partner firms to pursue the common goal of developing viable microgrid projects. Boulder CO (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 HOMER Energy (http://homerenergy.com) has recently partnered with 10 global firms to connect diverse stakeholders who are developing microgrids and distributed renewable energy projects. The first group of partners...

2014-07-25 20:20:29

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Army today awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). The U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, established the $7 billion MATOC primarily to use for Power...

2014-07-25 16:21:33

El Salvador's electricity distribution companies select SolarReserve's 20 megawatt (MW) Acajutla photovoltaic (PV) project for the country's first utility-scale solar power SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced thermal energy storage technology, today announced that it signed a supply contract for its 20 megawatt (MW) Acajutla photovoltaic (PV) solar power project in El Salvador...

2014-07-24 16:22:17

Utility's Renewable Energy Portfolio, Effective Energy Efficiency Programs Touted in National Report SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is ranked as a top utility for delivering clean electricity to its customers and implementing effective energy efficiency programs, according to a report released today by Ceres, a leading environmental sustainability advocacy organization. Clean-tech sector research and advisory firm Clean Edge...

2014-07-24 08:25:31

Xcel Energy Signs 25 Year Agreement to Purchase Electricity at Costs Competitive with Natural Gas BELMONT, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced its acquisition of the 156 megawatt (MW) DC Comanche Solar project from renewable energy developer Community Energy. SunEdison is partnering with Community Energy to complete the final development stage of the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'