SWACO opens Green Energy Center
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio this week cut the ribbon on its Green Energy Center, a project in the works for the past four years that makes clean fuel out of landfill gas. The $18 million project, a collaboration with FirmGreen of Newport Beach, Calif., is aimed at cutting carbon emissions and could create enough compressed natural gas annually to replace about 250,000 gallons of gasoline plus enough energy to run the center.
Wisconsin firms win funds for renewable energy projects
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle said Tuesday that more than $7 million in financial aid is being awarded to Wisconsin firms to help finance research, development and commercialization or adoption of new renewable energy technologies.
China to become world's largest investor in green energy
China is on the verge of becoming the world's largest investor in green energy as it struggles to reverse the catastrophic effect its industry has wreaked on the environment.
New Eco-Savvy InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Utilizes 100% Renewable Energy
InterContinental Chicago O'Hare, is going above and beyond in its quest to lighten businesses' impact on the environment. Not only does the sophisticated, design-forward property utilize 100% renewable energy credits from wind, but the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare also features a green roof, recycles all materials used throughout its hotel and convention area, and helps businesses and organizations support sustainability with its "Green Meetings" program.
Lower rates expected for Georgia Power's Green Energy program
The Georgia Public Service Commission today unanimously approved changes in Georgia Power’s Green Energy program that will result in lower rates for consumers purchasing Green Energy blocks and also offer a Large Volume Purchase and Special Events option. http://www.northwestgeorgia.com/statenews/local_story_260143039.html?keyword=topstory
PSE Funds State’s First College-Level Class in Renewable Energy Engineering
Engineering students at Washington State University (WSU) will soon study cutting-edge technologies for harnessing the power of the wind, sun, biomass, fuel cells and more thanks to a $150,000 gift provided by Puget Sound Energy. The class, to be part of WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will be the first college-level engineering course in Washington dedicated to renewable energy systems.
European Policies On Renewable Energy
The European Council in March 2006 directed the European Commission to prepare a directive for renewable energy, in an effort to:
1. combat climate change, and
2. ensure security of energy supply
Bringing renewable energy to developing countries
The Netherlands is seeking to invest 500 million euros in renewable energy (e.g. solar energy, wind energy and hydropower) in developing countries between 2008 and 2011.
William Blair & Company Publishes Two Reports on the Energy Industry
William Blair & Company, L.LC. announced the publication of two comprehensive reports on the energy industry--one covering alternative power generation, titled "Next-Generation Energy Technology," and the other focusing on replacement fuels and alternative transportation, titled "Alternative Energy in the Transportation Sector: Fossil Fuels Going the Way of the Dinosaur?"
Oil companies behind venture capital for alternative energy
In an unlikely alliance of interests, some oil companies create venture capital funds to invest in alternative-energy technology. Chevron Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell are two prominent companies that invest in new technologies. "We believe we need energy from every source: oil and gas, geothermal, solar," said Trond Unneland, managing executive of Chevron Technology Ventures.