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Green Energy News for 05-01-2011

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Honda Sees Opportunities With Hydrogen View Articles
The Honda FCX Clarity is a vehicle that`s available on a very limited retail basis, but it embodies years of research and development. The FCX Clarity is a
The Solar Panels Are Free, as Long as You Pay for the Sunshine View Articles
How to get photovoltaics on your company`s roof without putting them on the books. Five years ago, Staples made it a corporate priority to cut its carbon dioxide emissions. The executives at the office supply giant decided, however, that whatever methods they chose—improving efficiency, changing operations, or buying low-carbon energy—the effort also had to make financial sense. At the time, no one could argue that buying solar panels was a good investment, as payback periods for recouping capital costs were typically measured not in years but in decades.
Consumers Energy is leader in renewable energy credits, according to state report View Articles
Consumers Energy is well on its way to meeting the state`s mandate of having 10 percent of its energy come from renewable sources.
Apple Juicz charges your MacBook Air with solar power View Articles
If your idea of mobile computing includes going places where there are no wall outlets, QuickerTek can keep your MacBook charged with its Apple Juicz line of solar power chargers , now upgraded for use with the new MacBook Airs.
New Solar Energy International online courses for 2011 View Articles
As Solar Energy International welcomes 2011, we would like to send Happy New Year greetings to our alumni and supporters.
An Amazing Line-Up of Speakers View Articles
Registration is now open for the 4th National Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference in Saratoga Springs, March 8-10, 2011. This event offers the most current information on instructional strategies, curricula development, skill standards, and best practices for training in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields. Early bird rates are in effect until February 1, 2011.
Siemens To Supply 258 Wind Turbines for Three Iowa Projects View Articles
Last week, Siemens announced that it had received an order for 258 of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for three MidAmerican Energy Co. projects in Iowa.
Geothermal Energy Projects Pull out of Loan Guarantee View Articles
Ormat Nevada Inc., a unit of Ormat Technologies, Inc., has decided not to proceed with Part II of the Department Of Energy`s loan guarantee program application for the Wister, CD-4 and Dead Horse Wells geothermal projects, currently under construction in California and Nevada.
Gas from the Past: Biogas 101 View Articles
Most people who follow renewable energy have heard of biogas by now, yet the origins and uses of biogas remain mysterious to many. Biogas is unusual in that its use predates the use of fossil fuels. In fact, it is older than fossil fuels completely. The microorganisms that create biogas are among the oldest life forms on earth, over three billion years older than the plants and animals that became today`s fossil fuels. Biogas not only provides excellent, clean-burning energy that can replace fossil fuels in the future, but in many places it already is.
San Diego Government Entities Purchase 4.5 MW of Fuel Cells View Articles
Three fuel cells have been sold to government entities in San Diego. The fuel cells will be powered by biogas generated at the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant and are expected to generate $2.6 million over the next 10 years.
Chevrolet Pledges $40 Million to Reduce Carbon View Articles
Chevrolet announced a new campaign to support $40 million renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon reduction projects. Chevrolet is working with BEF to invest in projects over the next couple of years.
BlueStar Energy to Offer Green Product in PA View Articles
BlueStar Energy Solutions will offer a 100 percent renewable energy product in Pennsylvania in 2011. The BlueStar Renewable Energy Fixed Rate plan is supplied by 100 percent Green-e Energy certified wind.
InterContinental New York Barclay Purchases 100% Wind View Articles
The InterContinental New York Barclay hotel purchased more than 6.3 million kWh of wind energy, which is enough to meet 100 percent of the hotel`s annual electricity needs, from Sterling Planet.
Santee Cooper Builds 331 kW of Solar Using Green Power Funds View Articles
Santee Cooper is building a 331-kW solar system in Myrtle Beach, SC. The project was funded in part with about $500,000 from its Green Power revenues and a grant from the South Carolina Energy Office.
Maine PUC Issues RFP for Green Power Standard Offer View Articles
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has issued an RFP seeking proposals to launch and manage a statewide green power offer of either 50 percent or 100 percent of a customer`s monthly use.
The Solar Panels Are Free, as Long as You Pay for the Power View Articles
How to get photovoltaics on your company`s roof without putting them on the books. Five years ago, Staples made it a corporate priority to cut its carbon dioxide emissions. The executives at the office supply giant decided, however, that whatever methods they chose—improving efficiency, changing operations, or buying low-carbon energy—the effort also had to make financial sense. At the time, no one could argue that buying solar panels was a good investment, as payback periods for recouping capital were typically measured not in years but in decades.
US, Chinese companies partner in solar plant View Articles
A U.S. company said Wednesday it wants to start construction this year in China of one of the world`s biggest solar power plants after forming a partnership with a major state-owned utility company.
Siemens blows hard into wind energy View Articles
Siemens AG hopes to close the gap between itself and wind energy equipment leader Vestas with aggressive investment in its own equipment business.
Ten Clean and Green Energy Stocks for 2011 View Articles
This is my fourth annual list of renewable energy and energy efficiency stocks since I began the series in January 2008.
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