The road from potential to actual is often long, winding and windy. Add controversial, and you have the path taken by offshore wind to becoming a viable source of electricity for America’s energy markets.
Total construction spending edged up 0.4 percent between July and August to $812 billion, driven by increases in public construction activity including stimulus and base realignment projects, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of
Utilities in many parts of the world, and especially in the United States, are experiencing radical operational change as they deploy smart grid upgrades. Many utilities are already seeking consulting and implementation services from vendors to assist with smart grid deployments.
One of the biggest obstacles to kick-starting the alternative-energy industries is cash. Funding pays for research and development of new and more efficient products, which makes the industries more cost competitive with traditional power sources. Without the money, it’s a proverbial Catch-22.
Verify Markets released a market research report on the North American electric vehicle (EV) charging industry. The market is expected to grow rapidly over the next five to seven years, reaching $3.09 billion by 2017.
For a little more than 70 years, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)printed and mailed a newsletter to members on a regular basis. It served its purpose well, but NECA retired it in May 2009 because it simply could not do what its replacement does.
Georgia Power earned the 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year award for Program Delivery from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) in recognition for educating and delivering energy-efficiency programs to consumers throughout Georgia.
Channeling the best of the New Deal in its efforts to jumpstart the economy, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing an ambitious program to bring broadband to every household in America.
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.
Stimulus-funded infrastructure projects are saving and creating more direct construction jobs than initially estimated, according to a new analysis of federal data released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.
The second annual Osram Sylvania (Danvers, Mass.) Socket Survey reveals a paradox in Americans’ attitudes toward lighting: while 74 percent have switched to an energy-saving lamp in the past year, the vast majority still don’t know about the impending federal phase-out of incandescent bulbs, startin