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California’s New Energy Standard — Law or Executive Fiat?

9/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

With the global warming threat, clean energy is a key to long-term wildlife protection. California lawmakers have passed a bold new standard calling for 33% of the state’s energy to be produced through alternative sources such as solar and wind.  […] Read more >

Solar Plant in Colorado Will Generate New Jobs

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new solar plant in Colorado is generating power and 200 new jobs. Amy Lou Jenkins at Examiner.com reports: “Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visted the High-Tech Solar Panel Plant in Longmont, CO to call attention to a reinvigorated U.S. high-tech […] Read more >

California Start-up eSolar Switches on Solar Thermal Plant: Powers 4,000 Homes

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new solar plant in California uses algorithms to power 4,000 homes. Rick Merritt at EETimes.com reports: “The 5 MW Sierra SunTower solar power plant in Lancaster, California, will produce electricity for Southern California Edison, powering more than 4,000 homes […] Read more >

Is US Falling Behind In Green Energy Race?

8/4/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Two U.S. business leaders think we are and that we must do something about it: Green Stocks Central.com reports: “[August 3rd] in the Washington Post, General Electric (GE) CEO Jeff Immelt and famed venture capitalist John Doerr wrote an op ed […] Read more >

New Jobs at Solar Mirror Plant in Pittsburgh

7/23/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

If Congress enacts a new energy policy that caps global warming pollution, America could produce millions of new clean energy jobs like the jobs being created at the new solar mirror plant in Pittsburgh. The other option is we can […] Read more >

The Green Roadway Project: U.S. Highways As Alternative Energy Corridors

7/16/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

One way to create wind, solar and other alternative energy facilities with less impact on the environment could be to place them along highways, The Green Roadway Project is examining that possibility with the idea that every community could be […] 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 >

Wind Turbines Installed In Existing Power Line Towers

7/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

There are tens of thousands of miles of transmission lines in the U.S. supported by towers that could be fitted with wind turbines. Some wind energy designers are offering an approach they call the Wind-it Project. It might also reduce […] Read more >

Ranger Rick Goes to Washington

2/6/2009 // By Julia Marden

Breaking News: A Washington Post article reports that raccoons have invaded White House grounds, and are causing the National Park Service no small amount of trouble. We at NWF would like to posit that perhaps the raccoon population is a little […] Read more >

Enthusiasm for Clean Energy Translates to Votes

11/13/2008 // By NWF

The final tally is in from the Tufts University Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), and the youth voter turnout was even higher than we originally posted in our blog:  It increased by 3.3 million […] Read more >