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2009-05-06 13:50:03

Hopes of a boom year for the wind energy industry have fallen flat in recent months as prices for natural gas have steadily fallen and potential investors have grown shaky. The stunning level of growth in the wind power industry seen between 2005 and 2008 "“ during which new capacity expanded from $3 billion to $17 billion "“ is expected to fall by $4 billion this year back to $13 billion.  Analysts predict that the expected contraction in the U.S. industry "“ the...

2008-12-22 05:30:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XsunX, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XSNX), a solar technology Company engaged in the build-out of its multi-megawatt amorphous thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar manufacturing facilities in Oregon, provides a look into 2008's initiatives, legislation, and events set to positively impact the Renewable Energy Industry and reduce dependence on carbon based fuels. -- In October, the 30-percent Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) was...

2008-10-28 12:00:34

Sunrise Solar Corp. (OTCBB: SSLR) today announced that it has entered into an initial agreement with the financial partners of a Brazil-based BioDiesel company to deliver solar power and heating to their first U.S. manufacturing facility. Brazil is the most energy self-sufficient nation in this hemisphere. They are now bringing innovative and proven new technologies to a U.S. market starved for efficient alternatives for transportation fuels. Sunrise Solar has been selected as the...

2008-10-24 09:00:21

As mobile network expansion moves ostensibly to emerging markets where solar energy levels are more favorable, solar power appears ready to play an important role in reducing the costs of cellular service delivery and ensuring a more reliable power supply. The OEMs' drive toward reducing base station power consumption, along with improvements in photovoltaic cells, have meant that solar energy is now a very viable solution for powering cellular base stations. ABI Research vice president...

2008-10-20 12:00:27

Origin Energy and Acciona Energy have announced a long-term power purchase agreement, under which Origin will buy output from the Waubra wind farm in western Victoria in Australia. The Waubra wind farm is owned and is being built by Acciona Energy and it will generate 192MW of electricity, enough green energy for 143,000 households each year. Under the agreement, Origin will be supplied with renewable energy and renewable energy certificates (RECs) to support its mandatory obligations...

2008-10-15 12:00:28

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas and GreenCo Solutions, Inc., have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly pursue new alternative energy projects designed to turn swine waste into electricity. The two companies will work together to identify and support swine waste-to-energy projects in Eastern North Carolina to serve the utility's customers and those of the state's electric cooperatives. (Logo:...

2008-10-10 09:00:46

Re "Utilities' green initiative fails consumers," op-ed, Oct. 1: Dominion supports giving Virginia's consumers the opportunity to buy green energy. Unfortunately, a recent op-ed column misinterpreted some of the provisions of Dominion's renewable energy proposal now pending before the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Please permit me to correct some of these inaccuracies and misinterpretations. Of course, no utility can direct the flow of electricity from a specific source to a...

2008-09-15 15:00:30

By DIANA MARRERO Washington -- Green is in these days. From large-scale wind farms to solar panels on homes, schools and businesses, the renewable- energy industry is experiencing rapid growth in Wisconsin and elsewhere. But that growth could stall next year if lawmakers in Washington fail to extend key energy tax credits that have helped fuel a rise in wind and solar power across the country in recent years. With just two weeks to go before Congress' targeted adjournment,...

2008-09-15 00:00:28

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fbff9f/analyzing_green_el) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Green Electricity in Australia" report to their offering. Green energy is a term used to describe sources of energy that are considered to be environmentally friendly and non-polluting. These sources of energy may provide a remedy to the systemic effects of global warming and certain forms of pollution. Green energy is commonly thought of in the...

2008-09-13 00:00:28

By Paul Monaghan Paul Monaghan says that there is no doing things by halves should you decide to make your business environmentally friendly The Co-operative, which sponsors this year's Climate Clinic, was one of first UK businesses to recognise the need to significantly cut its carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption in order to help tackle climate change. The Co-operative, which has interests in food, funerals, travel, pharmacy and financial and legal services, has made...