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GE’s Brilliant Wind Turbine — Wind Power Cheaper Than Coal Or Natural Gas (Part 1)

June 29th, 2013 | by Andrew

Already competitive with electricity produced by coal and natural gas-fired power plants, GE is driving the cost of clean, green, renewable energy down further with its Brilliant line of wind turbines and power management systems. Incorporating Ramp Control, Predictive Power Analytics, and short-term, grid-scale battery storage in an integrated wind power systems platform, GE Power & Wind believes it's on the right track when it comes to addressing one of the industry's persisting criticisms: the intermittent nature of wind


80% Cuts In Transportation Sector Petroleum And Emissions: How Do We Get There?

March 19th, 2013 | by Andrew

The Dept. of Energy's "Transportation Energy Futures" study provides a template for Pres. Obama's vision of reducing US transportation sector petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. Realizing gains in vehicle energy efficiency and fostering shifts in demand for different modes of transport, growing use of biomass biofuels, and transitioning to hydrogen and electric vehicles are the three main facets of the TEF strategy


SEIA & GTM Host US Solar Energy Year In Review On-Air Google Hangout

March 14th, 2013 | by Andrew

The US solar energy market and industry fired on all cylinders in 2012 despite headwinds in Congress, a fragile economic recovery, internal industry turmoil, and ongoing opposition from fossil fuel and utility industry players, according to SEIA-GTM's Solar Market Insight 2012 year in review


House, Senate Democrats Introduce Carbon Pricing Discussion Draft

March 13th, 2013 | by Andrew

The carbon tax debate continues in the US Congress as sponsors and stakeholders assert carbon-pricing legislation would address the most challenging, and interrelated, problems facing the US today. Amounting to a tax on carbon emissions, the discussion draft's sponsors are soliciting public feedback on how best to allocate proceeds


Green Jobs & Solar Power At Night: Abengoa’s 280 MW Solana CSP Plant Nearly Ready

December 1st, 2012 | by Andrew

The Solana utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) project, capable of storing solar-generated electricity and delivering it in the evenings and at night in order to help meet peak demand, is 80% complete. A workforce of more than 2,000 is on site installing Solana's 32,000 parabolic trough solar energy collectors, one of a range of benefits the project has brought to the Pheonix area



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