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2010-08-10 13:33:00

DETROIT, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Two contracts totaling 20 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity - or enough to power nearly 14,000 homes - were approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today, adding to Detroit Edison's renewable energy portfolio. The 20-year contracts, with WM Renewable Energy LLC and L'Anse Warden Electric Co., call for the energy to be generated from landfill gas and wood waste biomass, respectively. Detroit Edison plans to provide 10 percent...

2010-07-29 16:23:00

LAS VEGAS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) has issued a Request for Offers (RFO) for renewable energy portfolio credits from qualified renewable energy generators. This solicitation requests proposals for the sale of renewable energy credits and all other renewable energy benefits, but does not seek the associated renewable energy from generation sources. Proposals can be for a contractual time length of five to 25 years. Energy credit proposals will be...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- At a meeting of representatives of the state and regional solar industry associations at Intersolar North America, the premier solar industry exhibition and conference held in San Francisco last week, the state solar industry associations agreed that it is time for Feed-in Tariffs, the policies that have proved to be wildly successful in Europe in accelerating the growth of solar and other renewables, to be adopted widely in the U.S. The consensus...

2010-07-22 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten prominent clean energy analysts, researchers, and engineers have published a declaration in the Carnegie Council's Policy Innovations online magazine calling for an 80 percent reduction in fossil fuel use over the next 20 years, offering their skills and laboratories to help realize this transformation. The full text of the declaration can be accessed at www.policyinnovations.org. "The tragedy in the Gulf is a warning we cannot ignore,"...

2010-07-21 11:26:00

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to promote and facilitate the development of renewable energy sources in Puerto Rico, the Government of Puerto Rico is establishing and implementing a series of new policies that will create the necessary legal framework to spearhead said development. Today, Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis G. Fortuno, signed into law several measures that clearly define Puerto Rico's public policy regarding renewable energy. The newly...

2010-07-15 12:11:00

LAS VEGAS, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- "Integrating Renewables into the Generation Mix: Challenges and Unknowns," a one-day workshop to be held in Reno, Nevada on September 13, will explore how green-energy requirements (aka Renewable Portfolio Standards or RPS) may adversely impact operation and maintenance of the nation's electric power system assets. Two-dozen expert speakers and panelists will delve into the challenges utilities, merchant generators, grid operators, and others face in...

2010-06-04 15:24:00

LAS VEGAS, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of Nevada continues to make its mark as an ideal place for renewable energy-related businesses to call home. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100202/LA47791LOGO) "Because we're rich in energy resources, such as geothermal, solar, wind and biomass, renewable energy is a natural fit for Nevada," said Mike Skaggs, executive director of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. "Our state has a unique opportunity to...

2010-05-24 07:00:00

DALLAS, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, during the American Wind Energy Association's WindPower 2010 Conference & Exhibition in Dallas, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter will lead a first-of-its kind #CleantechHub Twitter chat at 3 p.m. CDT discussing states' roles in growing new energy economies. In addition to Governor Ritter's chat, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) will host two subsequent chats during the conference on Tuesday, May 25 by Renewable...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

Applauds Provincial Government's Clean Energy Act VANCOUVER, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Finavera Renewables Inc. ('Finavera Renewables' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce it has received executed versions of the four Electricity Purchase Agreements ("EPA's") recently awarded in the BC Hydro Clean Power Call. The EPA's were delivered by BC Hydro for the Tumbler Ridge Wind Energy Project, Wildmare Wind Energy Project, Meikle Wind Energy Project, and the Bullmoose Wind...

2010-04-22 12:48:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Identifying trends such as the exponential growth of wind, solar, hydro, captured methane and other renewable sources of generation within PJM has been possible due to PJM Environmental Information Services' (EIS) Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS). Launched five years ago, the GATS shows that wind generation has increased almost 1,300 percent since 2005 and solar, which produced less than 100 megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2005, last year...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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