The 8th annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair will be held on Saturday, August 8th (from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, August 9th (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Ogle County Fairgrounds, in Oregon, IL.
The Fairgrounds open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 7, 2009 at 4:00pm —
President-elect Barack Obama promised he would create jobs thanks to a clean-energy revolution. Now he’s named the Labor Secretary to do just that.
California congresswoman Hilda Solis has reportedly been tapped to head the Labor Department. A member of the House environment and commerce committee, and the House select committee on energy independence and global warming, Rep. Solis’ signature legislative achievement was the 2007 “Green Jobs Act.”
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on December 21, 2008 at 10:45pm —
Report: 4.2 million new 'green' jobs possible
WASHINGTON — A major shift to renewable energy and efficiency is expected to produce 4.2 million new environmentally friendly "green" jobs over the next three decades, according to a study commissioned by the nation's mayors.
The study to be released Thursday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors
, says that about 750,000 people work today in what can be considered green jobs from scientists and engineers researching… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on October 16, 2008 at 2:20pm —
NEW ENERGY ECONOMY EMERGING IN THE UNITED STATES
by Dr. Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute
As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging in the United States. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced by one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The transition is moving at a pace and on a scale that we… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on October 15, 2008 at 9:31pm —
GE Gives Jolt to Solar Power Pioneer Soliant
SAN DIEGO & MONROVIA, Calif.--GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE),
is giving a jolt to solar power pioneer Soliant Energy
by joining a group providing the company with nearly $21 million in venture capital.
GE Energy Financial Services announced today at Solar Power International ’08 in San Diego
that it is investing $2.5 million and providing the power of GE’s ecomagination… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on October 15, 2008 at 1:06pm —
PHOTON Consulting publishes Solar Annual 2008: Four Peaks
Latest edition from PHOTON’s flagship Solar Annual research report series provides the most detailed and accurate analysis of PV sector.
BOSTON--PHOTON Consulting, the leading research, strategy and management consultancy focused on the global solar power sector announced this morning that it has published Solar Annual 2008: Four Peaks
, the latest installment of its highly regarded Solar Annual… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on September 30, 2008 at 10:40pm —
Top Private Companies Recognized for Leadership in Green Technology and Global Business Potential
AlwaysOn GoingGreen 2008
SAN FRANCISCO----AlwaysOn today announced its coveted GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies Awards and named Synthetic Genomics
as the GoingGreen Overall Winner. Other category winners were Amyris Biotechnologies
in Biofuels, CoalTek
in Clean Energy, GlycosBio
in Clean Manufacturing, Silver Spring… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on September 9, 2008 at 11:17pm —
Wind and solar tax breaks setting
Congress is putting the short-term future of renewable energy companies in jeopardy even as the presidential candidates and most lawmakers hail windmills, solar panels and biofuels as long-term solutions to high gasoline prices and global warming.
Some $500 million in investment and production tax credits will expire Dec. 31 unless Congress renews them. Without that help, solar and wind power companies say they will reverse planned… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 30, 2008 at 6:00pm —
announced today that construction is underway on a 50 megawatt (MW) wind farm, the Buffalo Ridge Wind Power Project near White, South Dakota
. The project, expected to be complete in 2009 contingent upon passage of the Production Tax Credit, will export enough energy for approximately 15,000 homes each year.
"The construction of yet another large-scale wind energy project in Brookings County by IBERDROLA RENEWABLES represents South Dakota's… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 30, 2008 at 11:08am —
Surge in Natural Gas Has Utah Driving Cheaply
SALT LAKE CITY — The best deal on fuel in the country right now might be here in Utah, where people are waiting in lines to pay the equivalent of 87 cents a gallon. Demand is so strong at rush hour that fuel runs low, and some days people can pump only half a tank.
It is not gasoline they are buying for their cars, but natural gas.
By an odd confluence of public policy and private initiative, Utah… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 30, 2008 at 10:02am —
Clean-Tech Venture Capitalist Speaks to the Democrats
Venture capital got a prime-time spot at the Democratic National Convention when Nancy Floyd, founder and managing director of Nth Power, a San Francisco clean-tech venture capital firm
, addressed the crowd Tuesday.
She argued that Barack Obama’s energy policy would help energy entrepreneurs and the nation’s economy. Ms. Floyd lobbied on behalf of start-up companies with technologies that address the… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 27, 2008 at 2:32pm —
Native American nonprofit to focus on green-collar careers
AUSTIN, Texas - A new Native-operated 501(c)(3) is turning its focus on green-collar careers for American Indians and veterans.
is officially announcing its new effort to help the community connect with the thousands of careers created by growth in renewable energy industries.
Its mission is to promote green-collar careers and to develop an American Indian and veteran work… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 26, 2008 at 10:22am —
Solar Power Conference and Expo, Reflecting Global Scope and Growth, Becomes Solar Power International
Industry Recognizes Solar Power International as Crucial Event to Conduct Global Business
Solar Power International
WASHINGTON--(www.push.pickensplan.com)--Today the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the two nonprofits that have presented the Solar Power Conference and Expo since… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 24, 2008 at 1:37pm —
Key policy recommendations for a Cleaner, Greener Energy Future include:
* Provide multiyear tax incentives for renewable-energy production and energy-efficiency projects.
* Set national mandates that would require utilities to get at least 20 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and geothermal energy by 2020.
* Add and updating the building code to require energy-efficiency measures in the construction of new buildings and the renovation of… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 23, 2008 at 5:45pm —
ASU listed in magazine's top 10 'coolest' schools
Sierra magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, has named ASU as one of the nation’s top 10 “coolest” schools for its efforts to stop global warming.
The cover story for Sierra’s September-October issue is its second annual listing of the greenest American colleges and universities.
This year’s top 10 “coolest” schools are noted for taking dramatic steps to curb global warming. Sierra’s list, “10 That… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 21, 2008 at 9:26pm —
Area Builders Bring Nation's First Green Job Curriculum to District of Columbia
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Councilmember At-Large Kwame Brown today joined the Green Builders Council of DC (http://www.builditgreendc.org),
a coalition of more than 30 local builders and developers, to unveil the nation's first green collar job training curriculum for the Washington, DC area construction industry.
The curriculum will train current construction workers, plus Career and… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 20, 2008 at 7:21pm —
Local leaders focus on 'green-collar' jobs
By IGNAZIO MESSINA, TOLEDO BLADE STAFF WRITER
Toledo and Lucas County officials have teamed up to create a "green-collar" job-training and placement program
to assist renewable energy and energy-efficient companies, Toledo Councilman Joe McNamara and Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak announced yesterday.
"This is the type of program we need to help our work force be ready for these new jobs,"… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 19, 2008 at 10:01am —
Two Large Solar Plants Planned in California
By MATTHEW L. WALD
Two California companies said Thursday that they would each build solar power plants that were 10 times bigger than the largest now in service, creating the first true utility-scale use of a technology now mostly confined to rooftop supplements to conventional power supplies.
The solar power will be sold to Pacific Gas and… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 14, 2008 at 5:21pm —
Great promise lies ahead for Cellulosic Ethanol
Last December, Congress amended the national Renewable Fuel Standard
, setting a goal that the U.S. will produce a whopping 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel by 2022
. It's no surprise that much of this renewable fuel will be ethanol.
Given the rapid industrialization of Asia, global demand for fuel ethanol is steeply increasing and is expected to do so in the foreseeable future. In order to satisfy this… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 12, 2008 at 9:17am —
First Solar to Build 10 MW Solar PV Power Plant for Sempra Generation
First Solar to build 10 MW turnkey solar PV power plant near Boulder City, Nevada
TEMPE, Ariz.--First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR)
announced today that it will build a 10 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant for Sempra Generation near Boulder City, Nevada. First Solar will design, engineer and construct the turnkey PV power plant and will provide monitoring and maintenance services for… Continue
Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on August 6, 2008 at 8:00pm —