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Looking for a Tax Rebate this Year? Find it in Corn Ethanol!

3/3/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Many members of Congress were elected in November promising to save money and cut unnecessary government spending, yet these same members continue to defend a wasteful, expensive, and environmentally damaging program.  But while Congress has been quick to vote to cut […] Read more >

Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

2/4/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in […] Read more >

Colleges Turn to An Array of Alternative Fuels

11/30/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

When it comes to on-campus renewable energy installations, certain types are more common than others. Read more >

Colleges & Universities Share Advice on Financing On-Campus Renewable Energy Installations at AASHE

10/11/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

At the AASHE Conference campus leaders from diverse backgrounds gathered to share their knowledge, experience and advice on a variety of topics — among them the perennial question of “I want to help my campus adopt sustainable energy practices, but how do I pay for it?” Read more >

University of Minnesota-Morris Absorption Chiller

All Fired Up

1/26/2010 // By NWF

By Ryan Newhouse   As more schools convert coal-fired boilers to burn biomass or build state-of-the-art energy facilities, they must creatively explore their “backyards” for sustainable fuel sources. If done correctly, this helps schools significantly reduce their baseline GHG emissions. […] Read more >

Green Energy Job Creation: Return On Investment Facts

7/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In a detailed assessment of how many actual jobs are created for every $1 million invested in the energy sector Alt Energy Stocks has reviewed the data. Bottom line–green energy 16.7 new jobs to fossil fuel 5.5 jobs. That is […] Read more >

Energy Bill Includes Amendment for Green Training at Community Colleges

4/1/2009 // By NWF

A new amendment to the 2009 energy bill is designed to fund job training at community colleges in renewable and alternative energy fields. This amendment, sponsored by Senator Wyden (D-Ore.) would authorize $500 million ($100 million per year for five […] Read more >

Get People Back on the Land for Health and Peace –AASHE 2008

11/11/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In the space of an hour, Vandana Shiva, physicist and agricultural activist, managed to connect the oil and human labor inputs required by modern agriculture, the nutritional deficit of monocrops, the dangers of species loss, the moisture depletion of agro-chemically […] Read more >

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The idea of an efficient, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that could power everything from cars to commercial skyscrapers is a seductive one. Currently, many world-class research labs and over 200 small companies are racing to overcome technical barriers and make it […] Read more >

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

8/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is produced from sugar cane and corn, is already mixed with […] Read more >