Wind energy is Obama’s focus in Iowa visit this Tuesday
Tuesday, President Obama was in Iowa at Oskaloosa, Marshalltown and Waterloo, talking about his support of an initiative to extend tax credits for the wind energy industry. It comes as no surprise that his position contrasts to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s opposition to this initiative. According to the Obama campaign, the Iowa wind industry employs more than 7,000 of the total 37,000 people working in the United States.
According to spokeman Ryan Williams, Romney is a strong supporter of wind power, although the former Massachusetts governeor has been critical of Obama’s policies toward alternative energy sources, particularly Solyndra, a California-based manufacturer of rooftop solar panels, which went bankrupt in 2011 after only 6 years in business.
Retrieved August 14th, 2012 from http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/wind-energy-will-be-obama-focus-today-in-iowa/2012/08/14/11026ea4-e615-11e1-936a-b801f1abab19_story.html?wprss=rss_energy-environment
KYOCERA to Supply 405 Kilowatts of Renewable Solar Energy to Remote Villages of Fiji
In the Fiji Islands 2000 homes will be powered by renewable energy installed by Kyocera Solar, one of the world’s largest producers and suppliers of solar photovoltaic modules and systems, Fiji’s Department of Energy and the Fifth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting project (Palm 5). 135 kilowatts have been installed and the remaining 270 kilowatts will be completed by the end of the year. The systems use sun’s energy to provide basic lighting.
Retrieved August 14th, 2012 from http://americas.kyocera.com/news/news_detail.cfm?key=2185
World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed in Barcelona
The first wind-powered EV charging station Sanya Skypump was unveiled in Barcelona Spain, and is located at Cespa’s global headquarters, the world’s largest private transportation infrastructure investor.
The charging station uses UGE’s vertical wind turbines with GE’s electric vehicle (EV) charging technology to offer completely clean energy to power electric vehicles and, is designed for commercial and government customers. Sanya Skypump incorporates the energy production capacity of UGE’s 4K wind turbine, and the EV charging capability of the GE Durastation in a single unit to deliver faster charging using higher voltages.
Roseville recycling firm touts new Guinness record
Sims Recycling Solutions a company based in Roseville CA set a Guinness World Record for recycling 80,000 pounds of e-waste this year’s Earth Day, April 22. Five locations met the record in 24 hours: Sacramento, Long Beach, Dallas, New York and West Chicago.
Sims is owned by Sims Metal Management and it is the world’s largest electronics recycling company, with operations on five continents and has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Retrieved August 14th, 2012 from http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/14/4723252/roseville-recycling-firm-touts.html#mi_rss=Environment
Houses of Bark and Energy of Sunshine
Due to an energy efficiency strategy achieving net zero electricity a poplar bark shingle manufacturer in North Carolina, Highland Craftsmen Inc., will operate about 40 percent more efficiently, saving the company $5,000 a year in energy costs. With funds provided through the Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), the company installed photovoltaic panels at their manufacturing plant to generate electricity and improve their operation.
Retrieved August 14th, 2012 from http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/states/news_detail.cfm/news_id=18546