Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) increased its wind power portfolio by nearly four times when it signed an agreement with Midwest Renewable Energy Projects LLC (MRE Projects) to build an 18-turbine, 30 megawatt wind farm near Mason City, Iowa.
Continuing to pave a trail of clean burning fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions, the Golden State has adopted yet another landmark law, all the while opening opportunities for those working in installing alternative energies. California Gov.
A market is opening for alternative energy
You electrical contractors better get with the program, or you are going to lose a huge corner of the market in alternative energy,” said Lori Ryker, describing the marketplace as it relates to electrical contractors and the increasing demand by consumers.
GEORGIA POWER launched its Green Energy program in October. Designed to produce electricity from environmentally friendly sources such as the sun, wind, water and landfill gas, customers can buy green energy in 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks, which requires a 12-month subscription.
Never one to miss out on a trend, California’s political establishment has reacted swiftly to the latest heightened concerns about global warming.
With the sizzle barely off from one of the hottest summers on record, elected officials were busy working up a sweat over how to solve the problem.
Approximately 2 billion people—nearly one-third of the world’s population—have no access to electricity, reports Florida State University (FSU). Consequently, they do without many of the amenities that people in the developed world take for granted.
San Francisco’s first neighborhood powered entirely by clean, renewable energy is planned for a 93-acre parcel at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard by a collaboration between San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Lennar BVHP.
Two of the world’s largest energy companies, British Petroleum (BP) of the United Kingdom and General Electric (GE) of the United States, have announced a collaborative venture to develop a unique, environmentally friendly form of hydrogen power generation on both continents.
With five hybrid solar lighting systems already in place and another 20 scheduled for installation in the next couple of months, the forecast is looking sunny for a technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Solar Energy International (SEI), solar energy training and education provider since 1991, regularly offers workshops in photovoltaic design and installation, solar home design and natural house building.
Finalists for the California Clean Tech Open’s Renewable Energy Prize will present their innovations at Solar Power 2006, the largest business-to-business solar conference and expo in the United States.
“There are millions of dollars at stake for our guys, and the industry could benefit greatly from the work it would give us and the guys off the bench,” said Glenn Kingsbury, Boston Chapter executive of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), about Cape Wind—an off-shore electricity