AT&T to Power 11 California Sites with Bloom Energy Fuel Cells
AT&T and Bloom Energy Corporation have teamed up to add Bloom Boxes to eleven California-based AT&T locations. AT&T will become the first telecommunications company to power some of their operations with Bloom Boxes. The Bloom Boxes, which are based on a solid oxide fuel cell technology, will generate 62 million kilowatt-hours of clean power each year and reduce CO2 emissions by almost 50%.
DOE Offers Conditional $105 Million Loan Guarantee for Innovative Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has made official a commitment for a $105 million conditional loan guarantee to help develop the country’s first-ever commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. Known as “Project LIBERTY”, the program will produce up to 25 million gallons of ethanol per year and bring an approximate $14 million infusion of cash to local farmers.
Investment in Renewable Energy Surges Around The World
According to a report released UNEP, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, global green energy investment have jumped nearly a third to $211 billion. A lot of money has been spent on government-based research and development. Renewables in this sector are up over 120%, to well over $5 billion. China and other developing countries are now the biggest investors in large-scale renewables, while Germany has surged ahead on rooftop solar. In Kenya, geothermal energy is surging – even powering rose growers – and UNEP’s new headquarters building in Nairobi has one of the largest solar installations in Africa.
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