Pennsylvania Can Create Thousands of New Jobs and Save Consumers Billions Through Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency improvements can save Pennsylvania consumers nearly $5 billion each year on energy bills and help create 27,000 new, local jobs by 2025, according to an analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

University of South Carolina selected for alternative energy research center; $12.5 million award la

The University of South Carolina has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to house a research center that is expected to bring $12.5 million in federal funding, the largest award in the university's history.

New Solar Water Heating Program Reduces Energy Costs and Environmental Impact

Bullfrog Power, together with Enbridge Gas Distribution, EnerWorks, and the Government of Canada today announced the launch of a new Solar Water Heating Program.

No need to put out the fire with gasoline.

- World GDP $65 trillion, global stimulus $7 trillion - Global oil reserves remaining: 43 years - Global atmospheric carbon at 386 ppm highest level for 40 million years - In 150 years human activity released 20 million years CO2 accumulation - Australian Government budgets two weeks away

BASE Funnel COULD INCREASE TURBINE OUTPUT BY 30%

Leviathan Energy has completed initial testing on their Wind Energizer unit and is reporting gains in wind turbine output in the ballpark of 30% - and as much as 150% at lower wind speeds. The idea is that by placing site-specific structures at the bases of the turbines you can shape the flow of air in the vicinity of the turbine so that the highest velocities get targeted at the blades. Leviathan's early testing has been conducted on a relatively small scale, using commercially-available small turbines with 3-meter blades but they are planning on exploring opportunities for third-party testing and certification on a commercial scale wind farm. Cleantech's original post.

Advanced Solar Photonics to Manufacture Thin Film and Mono-Crystalline Solar Modules

Advanced Solar Photonics has increased the product line for its previously announced SolarFAB' project in Lake Mary, Florida to include not only thin film, but also monocrystalline solar modules.

Future Facilities Presents Simulation Methodology at Lean, Clean & Green Symposium

At a recent symposium, Future Facilities presented a simulation-based methodology that addressed the most common efficiency problems that plague the modern mission critical facility.

New Report Shows Hydrogen Vehicles Will Drive Change

Today, the National Hydrogen Association released a new report called the "Energy Evolution: An Analysis of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels to 2100."

HYDROSPHERE UK TO SHOW RANGE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS AT ALL ENERGY 2009

Hydrosphere UK Ltd has confirmed that it will be exhibiting at the All Energy exhibition in Aberdeen in May 2009. The company, which is attending the show for the first time, will be showing its growing range of renewable and solar-powered navigation aids and lighting systems.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds installs wind turbine

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which recently came out to support wind power development in correctly sited locations, has installed a small scale wind turbine at its Rainham Marshes visitor centre in Purfleet, Essex.

3TIER® Expands Global Availability of FirstLook® Assessment Reports

Access to wind resource data for Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim catalyzes prospecting and development

A Day in the Life of a Solar Installer

Treehugger.com has an article from an experienced solar installer giving some personal accounts of what to expect when you get into the field and a bunch of insight into how their business is run. Its a good read for anyone thinking about getting into solar installation.

Assemblywoman Salas Will Deliver Keynote Speech at Renewable Energy Summit

Assemblywoman Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista) will deliver the keynote speech at the Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit banquet. The three-day summit will be held May 6-8, 2009 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort in Holtville, CA.

SLR Helps To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Africa's Busiest Landfill

SLR's landfill gas team has assisted in the development of a methane gas extraction and utilisation system for Africa's busiest landfill.

SOLAR CCTV HELPS FIGHT CRIME

Puurgen's Solar-Powered CCTV solution is being used to assist with the prevention of crime in remote and off-grid locations.

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