Author: Zachary Shahan

Texas Wind Power to Double by 2013

A new $6.8-million project is expected to help Texas double it’s total installed wind power by 2013. The project isn’t a wind farm, though. It’s a transmission project that would connect more remote areas (where wind is likely to be generated) to major cities, like Dallas and San Antonio.

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5th Annual “Freeing the Grid” Report Released

Net metering and grid interconnection may not be as sexy as solar panel breakthroughs and consumer products, but I think they are at least as important. And I think the renewable energy advocates and experts who create the annual Freeing the Grid report agree with me.

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key programs: net metering and interconnection procedures. The 2011 Edition of Freeing the Grid was released this week.

White Roofs May Not Be Good for Climate, May Increase Global Warming (Shocker!)

White roofs have been promoted as a simple, easy, “soft geoengineering” solution to help combat global warming for awhile now. It’s gotten the strong backing of former president Bill Clinton and current Energy Secretary Steven Chu. I thought this was a rather obvious solution we should adopt — reflect more back into space with lighter roofs. Many thought is was a good idea.