Tag: renewables

CCS’ prospects under Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz | Global CCS Institute

Ernest Moniz, President Obama’s newly nominated Energy Secretary, shares much with his predecessor, Steven Chu, outgoing head of the Department of Energy (DOE) and who is returning to an academic chair at Stanford University. Both men are prominent academic physicists, with…

Meet the Change Makers: How UPS Delivers Big Energy Savings | OnEarth

For UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, no time of year is more challenging than the holiday season. This year, the Atlanta-based company predicts the surge of packages it handles between Thanksgiving and Christmas will exceed half a billion.…

Despite naysayers, green energy keeps growing | GreenBiz

Clean-energy programs find themselves squarely in the cross hairs of the GOP this election season. After pillorying the White House over Solyndra’s collapse, the House has been griping about everything from military spending on renewables to Obama’s failure to lower…

Despite Boom in Renewables, Risks Could Hurt Further Growth | GreenBiz

“Alternative” energy is officially not so alternative anymore. Last year, for the first time ever, spending on projects to generate electricity from renewable sources eclipsed the amount spent to build conventional fossil fuel plants. In 2010, renewable projects drew $187…

Will Demand for Solar Homes Pick Up? | BusinessWeek

Builders find the savings from cheap power is making solar homes more attractive As global financial markets melted down in October, Congress handed a gift to America’s green energy industry: It renewed and broadened a set of tax credits for…

Cape Wind: The War Over Offshore Wind Is Almost Over | BusinessWeek

It’s no longer if, but when, where, and how many wind farms will go up along the U.S. coast Wind farms are springing up in Midwestern fields, along Appalachian ridgelines, and even in Texas backyards. They’re everywhere, it seems, except…