Alternative Energy Technology
Feb 10, 2010 17:07 EST
Environmental group, Texas businesses urge oil-hub state to boost use of solar power. With a surplus of both land and sunshine, Texas could easily be the nation's leader in solar power generation but needs more help from state leaders, advocates said Wednesday.
Feb 10, 2010 16:33 EST
NV Energy signs 20-year deal to buy power from Nevada geothermal power plant. Utility NV Energy said Wednesday that it has signed a 20-year deal to buy power from a geothermal power plant being developed by Ram Power Corp. in central Nevada.
Feb 10, 2010 16:28 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. industry executives from the wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass sectors pushed on Tuesday for a federal renewable energy standard, which they said would foster growth and create jobs.
Feb 09, 2010 22:38 EST
BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to build a national renewable energy center to enhance the country's clean energy development, the China Daily reported, citing a government official.
Feb 09, 2010 16:14 EST
Obama: US can't have 'either-or' policy on new technologies, conventional energy sources. President Barack Obama says the country must develop cleaner energy technologies while at the same time still relying upon traditional power sources like nuclear and coal.
Feb 08, 2010 19:30 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has launched a scheme to certify and label electricity produced by green means so as to help consumers and small businesses choose tariffs to support suppliers doing more to cut carbon emissions than obliged.
Feb 07, 2010 15:21 EST
Researchers study whether humpback whales dampen recovery of Prince William Sound herring. Something is holding down the herring population of Alaska's Prince William Sound, and marine scientists are tailing some rather large suspects: humpback whales.
Feb 07, 2010 12:24 EST
Developer plans to carve out Utah salt caverns for natural gas, compressed air or CO2. A Utah company plans to dig a series of underground caverns that it hopes to one day fill with compressed air, releasing it to generate electricity by turning a turbine and solving one of the most vexing problems facing the clean-energy industry ? how to store power.
Feb 05, 2010 16:05 EST
Profit from the first winner ? before it goes public . Weeds are hardly my favorite flora. My hay fever doesn't like them and neither does my lawn. But a flax called camelina - needing little nitrogen and water - may just be the first big winner in renewable biofuels.
Feb 04, 2010 15:49 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A national mandate requiring utilities to generate 25 percent of power from sources such as wind and solar energy by 2025 will create three times more jobs than weaker measures Congress is considering, a study released by renewable energy advocates said on Thursday.
Feb 03, 2010 17:14 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama laid out new steps on Wednesday to nudge the United States toward energy independence, backing measures to boost production of biofuels and bury pollution from coal.
Feb 03, 2010 17:14 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama announced new measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with "clean coal" technology on Wednesday in his latest move to keep climate change at the top of the country's political agenda.
Feb 03, 2010 13:18 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With congressional action on climate legislation in doubt, two House committee chairmen have filed a bill to block the government from regulating greenhouse gases under its own power.
Feb 02, 2010 20:42 EST
Interior secretary says he's bullish on wind energy on visit to proposed Mass. project site. The secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, who is weighing the fate of a controversial wind farm proposed off Cape Cod, said Tuesday that killing the pioneering project wouldn't hurt the country's developing offshore wind industry.
Feb 02, 2010 18:37 EST
Feb 02, 2010 18:18 EST
NASHUA, New Hampshire (Reuters) - President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that a controversial "cap-and-trade" mechanism to fight climate change could be separated from other aspects of an energy bill before the U.S. Senate.
Feb 02, 2010 16:26 EST
Denham Capital invests $108 million in Vulcan Power for geothermal buildout. Private-equity firm Denham Capital said Tuesday that it has invested an additional $108 million in Vulcan Power Co., a developer of geothermal energy projects.
Feb 02, 2010 14:57 EST
Interior Secretary says he's 'bullish' on wind energy on visit to proposed Mass. project site. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says the future of wind energy in the U.S. does not hang on his decision about a Massachusetts project.
Feb 02, 2010 14:42 EST
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European nations agreed on Tuesday how they would carve up billions of euros of European Union funding to help develop advanced renewable power or carbon-trapping technology.
Feb 02, 2010 14:07 EST
American Superconductor posts 3rd-quarter profit as revenue nearly doubles on sales to China. American Superconductor Corp., which licenses designs and installs electrical systems, said Tuesday its third-quarter revenue nearly doubled as it boosted sales to Chinese wind turbine manufacturers.