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High Gas Prices Fuel Local Electric-Car Market

October 15 -- A Chevron sign advertising $3.71 gasoline on State Road A1A in Ormond-by-the-Sea might elicit a groan or exasperated sigh from many passing motorists. But not from Caroline Derensis.  "I laugh," Derensis said. "I laugh my head off." Derensis' new car has no use for gasoline. Or oil changes, for that matter. Or timing belts. >>View Article

Oklahoma Man Demonstrates Possibilities Of Solar Power

October 12 -- Jim Stober got interested in the possibilities of solar energy a couple of years ago because his wife didn't want to swim in a cold pool.  Stober quickly settled on a solar-powered heat exchanger, which harnesses the sun's energy to regulate the water temperature in the pool. “It's free to use,” he said. “Once you pay for the system, it doesn't cost you anything.” >>View Article

 


Alabama Power Agrees To 20-year Wind Power Deal With TradeWind Energy

October 12 -- Alabama Power Co. has reached a 20-year deal to purchase wind power from TradeWind Energy LLC.  The Birmingham-based utility will purchase 202 megawatts of power from the $300 million Buffalo Dunes Wind Project that will be built on 42,000 acres in rural Kansas.  The deal was approved by the Alabama Public Service Commission last month. >>View Article

 

James Cameron's 'Avatar' Films Run On Clean Energy

October 11 -- Last month, Stellar Energy announced the completion of a 960-kilowatt solar array built for Lightstorm Entertainment Inc., Mr.Cameron's production company. The array will allow filmmakers to rely exclusively on solar to power production of the Avatar sequels while offsetting over 1,034 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to the California-based solar energy developer. >>View Article

No Wind Tax Credit Could Mean Fewer Jobs

October 11 -- Those giant wind turbines that line ridges across the Northwest have brought green energy and construction jobs to many rural areas. But some of those jobs could disappear next year. That’s if Congress does not extend a tax credit that expires in December. >>View Article

Wind Power Helps to Lower Electricity Prices

October 11 -- Here’s something that shouldn’t surprise anyone: A company that benefits from high power prices is lobbying for policies that would raise power prices for consumers. What should surprise everyone, however, is the sheer audacity of their effort: using a deeply flawed study to argue that tax incentives for wind power are “distortionary” while arguing for the exact same incentives for their preferred technologies. >>View Article

Salazar Approves Massive Wyoming Wind Farm Project

October 10 -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes. >>View Article

Green Business On The Rise In New Mexico

October 10 -- New Mexico is taking advantage of its natural resources by using solar panels and increasing use of wind power, and that is just the beginning to what some think is a bright future for green jobs un New Mexico. >>View Article 

25 Percent Of Ohio State University's Power To Come From Wind Farm

October 9 -- In what is expected to be one of the single largest purchases of renewable energy by any university in the country, The Ohio State University has announced it will buy 50 megawatts of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. The purchase of clean, renewable wind energy capacity equates to approximately 25 percent of the entire Columbus campus electricity load. The school has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to buy the power. >>View Article

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