Google & SolarCity establish $280 solar project fund
SolarCity® and Google, have established a new $280 million fund to help get residential solar projects off the ground. The Google-backed fund is the company’s largest investment in clean energy and the first partnership with a leading solar power and energy efficiency service company. The fund will give residential customers in in Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas options to lease the solar panels or pay for the power as its being produced, which is called a power purchase agreement.
D.O.D. develops first ever energy plan
In 2010, U.S. armed forces consumed more than five billion gallons of fuel in military operations. The number one factor driving that fuel consumption is the nature of today’s defense mission. In an effort to transform the way the military consumes fuel, the Pentagon has released a new operational energy strategy that calls for the military to cut consumption of fuel through the use of alternative fuels, rely on alternative fuels to power bases in the field and establish energy efficiency as a core element of the long-term strategy for military operations. This is the first time that the Pentagon has released such a report.
Honeywell successful in powering TransAtlantic Flight with Green Jet Fuel
The first transatlantic biofuel flight powered by Honeywell‘s Green Jet Fuel was successful. This weekend, a Gulfstream G450 become the first plane to travel with a 50/50 biofuel and petroleum-fuel blend from North America to Europe. The flight left Morristown, New Jersey on June 17th at 9pm and landed in Paris, France about 7 hours later. The aircraft’s flight path closely resembled the route taken by Charles Lindbergh’s famous first flight across the Atlantic.