While fossil fuel companies pay close to nothing to lease our public land for extraction, renewable energy companies pay market rates.
Solar companies are leaving Nevada because of perverse incentives, and 27 states are following the same path.
The solar industry added 35,000 jobs last year, about 20% growth.
The energy park will supply 60,000 homes and businesses, with plans to almost quadruple in size.
United will install 1000 projects in the next two years after the largest project funding round for small wind so far.
Amazing! solar has grown from 2 GW in 2010 to 25 GW in 2015.
Mike Marvin, President of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Energy, reminds us that the Johannesburg Summit is the continuation of a process that began 10 years ago, not an end in itself.
Solar cell manufacturers are beginning to sense the enormous growth in the market that lies ahead.
The Green Power Market Development Group was launched in mid- 2000 to jump start the green power market by member company purchases of renewable energy. The group was organized by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Business for Social Responsibility with the goal of creating 1,000 megawatts of new cost-competitive green power for corporate markets by 2010. So far, the group is responsible for 15 megawatts of green power generation — enough to supply 11,000 homes. Members include Alcoa Inc, Cargill Dow LLC, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Motors, IBM, Interface, Johnson & Johnson, Kinkos, and Pitney Bowes. Since January 2001, four member companies have implemented or signed contracts for new green power projects: General Motors started using local landfill gas to power factories in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this February and has signed contracts for plants in Shreveport, Louisiana and Michigan. The landfill gas will provide the Indiana facility about 5 megawatts of electricity generating capacity a year. IBM facilities in Minnesota and Texas purchase over 5.4 million kWh of electricity from wind per year. IBM has a 5-year agreement to buy green power for its Austin, Texas manufacturing and development facility. It buys 5.25 million kWh per year of energy […]
The sky is blue and the birds sing. For one more day. What can we do to spark the love of life in everyone on this planet? Some voices for sustainability speak their mind.