Preliminary findings from a study conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) note a strong demand for sustainable housing at all income levels, even in the current housing market.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio has unveiled a $3.5 million renewable energy program to boost the use of wind power and solar water heating systems in the state. Certified installers can apply for wind power grants rather than individual homeowners.
According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is advocating a proposal to install enough rooftop solar panels on buildings in the city by 2013 to power 100,000 households now served by the Department of Water and Power (DWP).
For years, solar power was too cost-prohibitive for the average consumer. However, utilities and communities around the country are experimenting with unconventional and more affordable ways to deliver solar power to consumers and businesses, according to Energybiz.
Navigating today's uncertain economic waters demands strong planning, sharp instincts and steady nerves. Fortunately, remodeling provides some ballast during construction downturns. Green remodeling could be an attractive addition to a recessionary survival kit.
President Barack Obama has made it clear that he will invest heavily in the renewable and clean-energy sectors to help launch a national economic recovery. According to a study released just before the election, at least one region of the country is ready for the challenge.
Provo, Utah-based Raser Technologies Inc., recently inaugurated its first commercial-scale geothermal power plant in Beaver County, Utah. The plant’s output has already been committed to supply electricity to Anaheim, Calif.
Alternative energy sources are all over the news these days as a means of achieving fossil fuel independence, while addressing global warming. Many issues must be addressed in order to enable sources, such as wind and solar, to make practical contributions to our supply of electricity.
Slow-moving ocean and river currents could be a reliable and affordable alternative energy source. A University of Michigan engineer has made a machine that works like a fish to turn potentially destructive vibrations in fluid flows into renewable power.
Pennsylvania Conenergy Group and its subsidiary, Epuron, announced the completion and sale of the Exelon-Conergy Solar Energy Center. The 3-megawatt project is located on the GROWS 16.5-acre landfill site, which is just outside of Philadelphia.
At the direction of the Flagstaff, Ariz., City Council, city staff members have been working on an amendment to the Land Development Code that would allow alternate wind energy systems (e.g., wind turbines) under 10 kilowatts to be installed on commercial and industrial zoned properties greater than
Greenlee, a Textron Company, Rockford, Illinois, entered into a partnership with Highland Community College (HCC) in Freeport, Ill., to donate hand tools, test and measurement equipment, storage boxes and work benches worth more than $30,000 for the college’s brand new Wind Turbine Technology Center
For years, California has been a pioneer in energy efficiency and renewable power. The state’s new long-range plan for energy use will help solidify the Golden State as a leader for decades into the future.