Posts Tagged ‘renewables’


10 Core Principles all Children Should Know about Renewable Resources and Energy Production

Posted on July 1st, 2013 by

  Remember when fishing for dinner didn”t require thinking about how much mercury and other pollutants were in the water? Unfortunately, now we need to.[...]

Nevada Utility to Embrace Renewables and Leave out Coal

Posted on April 7th, 2013 by

Nevada Utility to Embrace Renewables and Leave out Coal Nevada’s major public utility NV Energy announced recently that it plans to shut down its four[...]

Renewables to Overtake Fossil Fuels in Europe by 2020

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by

Renewables to Overtake Fossil Fuels in Europe by 2020 Europe’s share of generation capacity from renewable sources will increase by at least 40 percent by[...]

Don’t Dismiss Thermal Energy Storage

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by

It’s a fact that’s hard to swallow. The United States not only over-produces energy, but it also wastes nearly 70 percent[1] of the energy it[...]

Fracking Toothpaste

Posted on April 16th, 2012 by

   Natural gas production, from hydrocarbon rich shale formations, known as “shale gas,” is one of the most rapidly expanding trends in onshore oil and[...]

Windpower’s PTC: Secondary to State Mandates

Posted on December 27th, 2011 by

In recent weeks, wind developer Terra-Gen terminated plans to build its Horseshoe Wind Farm in Illinois, NextERA suspended the permitting process for a 150-megawatt project[...]
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Natural Gas: The Clean Alternative

Posted on December 12th, 2011 by

It has been common knowledge for quite sometime now that natural gas is a suitable clean alternative to all fossil fuels. Natural gas can reduce[...]

U.S. Support for Renewables is Miniscule…and Erratic

Posted on November 7th, 2011 by

It’s time to ponder a rational comparison of historical U.S. energy incentives. In a thoughtful analysis called “What Would Jefferson Do?” authors Nancy Pfund and[...]

Nuclear Melts Down, Renewables Explode

Posted on August 26th, 2011 by

There has been a lot of talk about Nuclear energy since the near meltdown after the devastating tsunami in Japan earlier this year. So, we[...]

Details About Xcel Energy’s Smart Grid Roadmap

Posted on June 13th, 2011 by

David Eves, President and CEO of Public Service Company of Colorado, the Xcel Energy Company, Colorado provides a roadmap of smart grid and renewable energy initiatives[...]
Multiple SGSS units operating in 12 MW grid storage system

Business Case #4 for Advanced Energy Storage: Renewable Integration

Posted on April 8th, 2011 by

In addition to frequency regulation, T&D investment deferral and spinning reserve, advanced energy storage technology, including lithium ion battery systems, helps facilitate the increased penetration[...]