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2008-08-19 18:00:39

In a presentation today at the National Clean Energy Summit, Sierra Pacific Resources (NYSE:SRP) President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Yackira outlined a three-part energy supply strategy that focuses on increasing investments in energy efficiency and conservation, expanding renewable energy initiatives and adding generation that uses clean, cutting-edge technologies. His statements reinforced the messages of President Bill Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that...

2008-08-14 00:00:39

Solar panels have been installed on the roof of Lincoln's City Hall in an energy saving move. Yesterday eight solar panels were installed on the roof and the city council estimates they will save pounds800 a year in energy bills. Estimations show the panels will make an annual energy saving of 16,000 kWh, which is enough to supply five households with hot water for an entire year. The panels cost pounds8,000 to install, which the council received a pounds4,000 Government grant towards....

2008-07-31 06:00:51

Text of media release carried by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website on 31 July Austrade's [Australian Trade Commission] Business Club Australia, the official Australian business programme of the Beijing Olympics, will stage a clean energy mission during the Beijing Olympics. The minister for trade, Simon Crean, said the clean energy mission would provide a platform for Australia's expertise in renewable energy to connect with the potential of the Chinese market....

2008-07-29 18:00:46

By Steve Pain Technology Editor Renewable energy experts Ecoliving has created two new divisions to cover England and Wales in response to increased demand for the company's specialist service. The announcement - which involves a new post in the Midlands - follows hot on the heels of the company's recent opening of two new Scottish divisions in Inverness and the Shetland Islands. Ecoliving, which has had a growth rate of 100 per cent year-on- year to 2007 and is on target to achieve...

2008-07-28 15:00:56

Incoming Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell announced today a broad plan to drive the development of renewable energy sources, to combat climate change, to spur a green energy economy in Vermont and to maintain our competitive electricity pricing advantage in the region. Ms. Powell, who will succeed outgoing CEO Chris Dutton on August 1, said the proposal emphasizes the aggressive development of renewable energy sources for the state. It is also intended to encourage discussion among...

2008-07-28 03:00:35

By Hirsch, Rod The U.S. economy is battered and bruised and the global environment is stressed from the polar ice caps to the equator and latitudes in between. Greenhouse gases have settled over the polar ice cap and as global temperatures rise, glaciers are melting at an alarming rate. Drought grips much of the African continent and millions are malnourished and dying. Fragile eco-systems, including vast coral reefs in the Caribbean, are dying off, and tropical rain forests in South...

2008-07-27 12:00:39

Logan officials are extending incentives for residents and businesses to install solar power systems. The Municipal Council voted to continue offering $2,000 per kilowatt of installed capacity for solar systems as part of a larger package of incentives for renewable energy. The rebate is available to Logan City Light & Power's residential and commercial customers. The pilot program, which began in January, was scheduled to run out June 30. Logan Councilwoman Laraine Swenson says she...

2008-07-24 00:00:43

By Sarah Webb Pupils at a Forest of Dean school are doing their bit for the environment with a new renewable energy system. Coalway Junior School has installed solar panels to convert the sun's energy into electricity for the school as well as a display on renewable energy. Head teacher Fay White said everyone was delighted to have the eco-technology in place. She said: "The children and the staff are very excited about having the photovoltaics installed. "It fits in very well with...

2008-07-16 15:01:02

UCSD launches sweeping sustainable energy program LOS ANGELES, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The University of California in San Diego (UCSD) has begun construction on a sustainable energy program that is among the largest in the United States by a university, the university said in a press release on Tuesday. The far-reaching program, which includes solar, biogas fuel cells and wind energy, began with the first installation of solar photovoltaic panels atop a campus utility plant. Soon,...

2008-07-10 06:00:44

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/68096a/analyzing_the_ener) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Energy Industry in Australia" report to their offering. The global energy industry has explored many options to meet the growing energy needs of industrialized economies wherein production demands are to be met with supply of power from varied energy resources worldwide. There has been a clearer realization of the finite nature of oil resources and...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.