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Energy Subsidies, Or A Power Bill Directly From Uncle Sam?
2012-05-04 10:02:50

D.M. Crumbliss Two recent articles from Stanford University writers Jeffrey Ball and Kassia Yanosek assert that America´s approach to clean energy must change if we are to meaningfully affect energy security or the environment. Both writers are based at the Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. In my opinion, both writers are simply stating the obvious. Ball believes that it is time to increase the push for renewable energy, but with new policies that push...

2012-05-02 10:22:04

GONZALES, Calif., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Gonzales announced the creation of a transformative public-private partnership aimed at significantly reducing the city's energy and maintenance costs. The partnership provides for a number of public infrastructure improvements designed to reduce the City's utility and maintenance costs. Improvements include upgrading all City-owned streetlights, constructing two solar installations to produce 462 kW of power, and upgrading the...

America's Clean Energy Policies Need A Reality Check, Say Stanford Researchers
2012-05-02 07:17:03

America's approach to clean energy needs to be reformed if it is to meaningfully affect energy security or the environment, according to two new articles by Stanford writers. The debate over how to fundamentally change the world's massive energy system comes amid taxpayers' $500 million tab for the bankruptcy of Fremont, Calif., solar company Solyndra, the global recession, government budget cuts and plunging U.S. prices for natural gas. Making the change cost-effectively will be crucial,...

2012-05-01 22:20:51

MARKET HARBOROUGH, England, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewables Guide is delighted to see the RHPP scheme extended to a 2nd phase, providing a bridge to the full renewable heat incentive [http://www.renewablesguide.co.uk/renewable-heat-incentive ] scheme expected in 2013. There is good news for UK homeowners as the Government announces a second phase for the renewable heat premium payment scheme, which will run from the 01 May 2012 to 31 March 2013. The...

2012-03-29 14:42:50

Tax incentives are not the same when it comes to reducing cost to consumers and investors The State of Illinois is facing an important renewable energy deadline in 2025, and Northwestern University's Harold H. Kung has a piece of advice for Springfield to consider now: Investment Tax Credit. Illinois is obligated to begin increasing its production of electricity from renewable sources, and a significant chunk of that will be wind power. Wind farms are expensive to build, resulting in...

2012-03-21 22:20:27

CAPE TOWN, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The robust growth in electricity demand has underlined the need for a significant expansion in future generation, and transmission capacity, in Morocco. This is creating considerable investment opportunities for private sector participation. Surging demand, and a strong need to reduce dependency from expensive coal and oil imports, have motivated the recent development of the renewable energy sector. The Moroccan electricity market has been...

2012-02-28 09:56:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, American renewable energy investment in solar and wind technologies dominated the global market, propelling the United States past China into the leadership position, according to Ernst & Young's latest quarterly Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (CAI), released today. Ernst & Young LLP also issued a new forward-looking report - United States Renewable Attractiveness Indices - that benchmarks the US state...

2012-02-24 14:18:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in shared capacity contracts to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements or other contractual equivalents. The $7 billion capacity would be expended for the purchase of energy over a period of 30 years or less from renewable energy plants that are...

2012-01-13 18:35:00

Lots of people are looking for ways to save on energy and protect the environment. Earth4Energy guide helps people to have their own DIY home energy source at a cheap cost. (PRWEB) January 14, 2012 Rising cost of energy has become a crucial problem worldwide. Although experts have already found a solution for this problem through the use of renewable energy, lots of companies still prefer to use fossil fuel, which will inevitably run out(source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel#Reserves)....

2011-12-02 01:15:00

Clean energy can help meet growing electricity demand and minimize pollution in the Southern United States, but progress to adopt renewable energy strategies has been hindered by a number of myths, according to a new study by Duke and Georgia Tech researchers. These myths, encompassing both sides of the clean energy debate, may affect how the South responds to what is expected to be a 28 percent rise in population within the next 20 years. A study by researchers at Duke University and...