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Economic Message of the Week: $600M to Build Renewable Energy Plants

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The federal government has announced plans to spend nearly $600 million to help build renewable energy plants. The government will join forces with private companies to establish 19 biorefinery projects across 15 states, using a combination of stimulus funds and private investments …

Study: Alternative Energy To Produce 1.9 Million New U.S. Jobs

11/15/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A recent study by three universities provides an estimate of many new green jobs coming from alternative energy development in the U.S. Smart Grid News.com reports: “A collaborative study by three universities concludes that U.S. renewable energy policies could create …

Finding Ways to Train Wind Energy Technicians

11/12/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A story in the Community College Times notes that creating new training programs for clean energy jobs isn't always an easy path. As budgets tighten, school-to-school collaborations like the one at Laramie Community College for wind training, which also includes …

Using Mobile Phone Towers For Wind Power Generation

10/3/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

As the world moves toward lower carbon energy production it will cause us to look for power production opportunities in new places including cell towers. This is particularly important for areas where electric distribution is limited. Paul Ridden of Gizmag.com …

City Rooftops: Paint Them White Or Plant Them With Green? — New Study

9/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Cities are real climate hot spots and their rooftops, in particular, absorb heat and run up energy use. Jeff Salton at Gizmag.com reports: Previous studies have indicated that painting roofs white can be a low tech way to reduce global …

Pittsburgh’s Promise: A Green Revitalization

9/24/2009 // By Miles Grant

And we’re live from Pittsburgh at the G20! The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a forum this morning focusing on the lessons of Pittsburgh’s green jobs revival. It’s a subject near & dear to the heart of NWF President & …

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.  …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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