The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable-energy production on Superfund sites, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites.
While solar-energy systems work moderately well in hot desert climates, they are still inefficient and contribute only a small percentage to the general energy demand. A new solution may be coming from an unexpected source: the common pea.
A new poll released by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis found that, while Massachusetts electric utility customers generally support wind energy, this support erodes rapidly if wind projects contribute to an increase in electric bills.
President Barack Obama should be pleased to hear the news: Despite the criticism on many fronts about the federal government’s historic intervention in the nation’s economy, at least some of that investment appears to be paying off in dividends.
With solar Power expected to generate more than 1 terawatt-hour (1 billion kilowatt-hours) of electricity in the United States in 2010 and continuing to expand rapidly, the key question is how companies can best capture market share.
While worldwide reactions were tepid at best to the December 2009 United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and specifically about to the inability of political leaders attending the event to tackle climate change, more optimistic news emerged from the conference on at least one fron
In an agreement with Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES), a utility for the mid-Atlantic region, construction of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Washington, D.C., was completed on the campus of Catholic University of America (CUA).
Ameren Corp. and its utility companies in Illinois and Missouri launched a major solar-energy initiative that will span both states. “At these sites, we will be able to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiencies of specific types of solar systems in this region,” said Thomas R.
Southern Power, the Southern Co. subsidiary that acquires, builds, manages and owns wholesale-generation assets, took a major step in building one of the nation’s largest biomass-fueled projects with a groundbreaking ceremony in Sacul, Texas.
Officials from EDP and EDP Renewables, a generator of wind energy, announced that the company intends to devote approximately $4 billion through 2012 to building new wind farms in the United States. In 2009, the company installed 800 megawatts (MW) of wind energy on $1.5 billion of investment.