February 14 -- Air Force blue is going green.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is building a more sustainable future with the largest solar power project at any U.S. military installation in the world. >>View Article
February 13 -- A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. >>View Article
February 12 -- Cogenra Solar today announced that it has been selected by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for an award of $1.996 million under their new program, Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS). >>View Article
February 12 -- Despite last week's showers, the lack of rain in California this winter is having a dire impact on the rivers and reservoirs that power the state's hydroelectricity plants.
But the abundance of sunshine has been ideal for solar power, which is stepping in to fill the anticipated drop-off in hydroelectricity generation. >>View Article
February 12 -- New Jersey just played host to the cleanest and greenest Super Bowl in history. MetLife Stadium has 1,300 solar panels, installed and operated by NRG Energy, which encircle the facility. The venue also has energy-efficient lighting and windows throughout. Clean-energy credits were purchased for the game, as well as for the two Jersey City hotels that the Broncos and Seahawks called home for the week prior to the game. This power came from solar and wind energy produced right here in New Jersey and purchased by the local utility, PSE&G. >>View Article
February 12 -- Drought, environmental regulation and the heavy reliance on fresh water are prompting big industrial companies, from oil and gas firms to chemical producers, to look at treating their wastewater for reuse. >>View Article
February 12 -- California, which already employs 47,000 people in the solar power industry, should add more than 9,000 more jobs in that field by November. >>View Article
February 11 -- At an event today at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, Va., NASCAR and the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced a multi-year partnership that designates the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit as NASCAR’s newest Official Green Partner. >>View Article
February 11 -- As a school psychologist serving communities along Oregon's North Coast, my job requires quite a bit of travel around the region. The Sunset Highway takes me from my home in Aloha to work in towns like Jewell, Seaside, Warrenton and Astoria.
I'll be the first to admit that my carbon footprint is not the greatest, but I'm also not alone: nearly one-third of Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. That's why I started to breathe a little easier in 2009 with passage of the Clean Fuels Standard, knowing that Oregon had a plan in place to promote homegrown fuel alternatives. >>View Article