The offshore-wind industry has the…
With a $1.6 million bid on Wednesday 9/4, Dominion Virginia won the right to lease 112,799 acres of federal waters for the development of an offshore wind farm in the next 5-6 years. The lease represents only the second US offshore lease sale for wind.
An offshore wind farm in the Virginia lease block in 2018 could produce 2000MW of electricity. This would be 5 times the capacity of the Asheville Plant or 25% more capacity than the Surry Nuclear Power Plant in…Continue
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Appalachian State University is one of only three U.S. universities selected to participate in the prestigious Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, an international competition inspired by the U.S. Solar Decathlon that challenges student teams to design and…
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The integrated facility provides both environmentally friendly and flexible capacity to the…Continue
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and launched two new tools designed to test underutilized sites and contaminated land for solar and wind energy potential. State and local governments, site owners, and community members can use the tools to help identify the most desirable sites for solar or wind installations from both a logistical and economic standpoint, without the need for…Continue
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China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited, a wind turbine manufacturer in China, opened its North American research and development center on the Centennial Campus of NC State University in Raleigh. The new center will focus on state-of-the-art research on…Continue
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The offshore-wind industry has the…
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As part of a project to promote renewable energy production, the Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development is accepting applications from western North Carolina farmers interested in generating renewable energy on their farms. The NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is providing 40 percent cost-share funding…Continue
Added by Patrick Harper on January 5, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments
The new McKinsey report Resource Revolution: Meeting the world’s energy, materials, food, and water needs shows that the resource challenge can be met through a combination of expanding the supply of resources and a step change in the way they are extracted, converted, and used. Such resource productivity improvements, using existing technology, could satisfy…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on December 9, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments
FLS Energy, recently ranked the 46th fastest growing company in the US by INC Magazine, will be moving from their Amboy Road HQ to Roberts Street, in the "heart of the River-Arts District". President, Dale Freudenberge has stated "In the end, it came down to which property would best meet the needs of our employees: a central location, a connection to…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 29, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments
From the Office of the Governor:
Gov. Bev Perdue today announced more than $3.4 million in federal grants are available for North Carolina non-profits and government agencies to recruit AmeriCorps members. Interested non-profits and government agencies that provide tutoring, mentoring, disaster services, environmental stewardship, education on healthy futures, job training and placement and aid to military families should apply.
The N.C. Commission on…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 22, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments
Following a trade case suit filed against Chinese Solar panel manufacturers by the US Department of Commerce, many companies are shifting production to South Korea, Taiwan and the US. The Department of Commerce filed an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy case against Chinese solar panel manufacturers on Nov. 9. Despite the appearance that these Chinese companies are "gloomy about their chances of winning the case" they have filed a trade case suit of their own against the US.
Added by John H. Duncan on November 21, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments
Yesterday from the NYT, Paul Krugman on Fracking: "Economics 101 tells us that an industry imposing large costs on third parties should be required to “internalize” those costs...it’s worth pointing out that special treatment for fracking makes a mockery of free-market principles"
Krugman also tackles why our federal government should continue to support solar energy despite "cries of 'Solyndra!'" from "the entire G.O.P." He states " 'there’s now frequent talk of a ‘Moore’s law’ in…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Celebrating North Carolina's Success in the Clean Energy Economy
FEATURING: NCSEA's Annual Membership Meeting, 2011 Clean Energy Awards & Clean Energy Educational Sessions…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on November 3, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments
A paradigm shift may be approaching for European Utilities. According to research done by Giorgio Busnelli, Venkie Shantaram, and Alice Vatta and published in Mckinsey Quarterly, following the trend of energy consumption a new home in 2020 Europe will consume 90% less energy. In this scenario, profit margins fall by 30% for utilities.…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 3, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments
New survey results from Mckinsey estimate that the clean-tech product market will reach $1.6 trillion by 2020, up from $670 billion in 2010. The Mckinsey survey was a 10 day survey in the Summer of 2011 aimed at executives representing the full range of regions, industries, tenures, company sizes, and functional specialties; They received over 3200 responses.
From the report, "On the whole, respondents report a more well-rounded understanding of sustainability and.. respondents in…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 3, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments
According to the 2011 SCHOTT Solar Barometer, an annual poll conducted by the Kelton Research firm, 9 out of 10 Americans believe "it is important for the United States to develop and use solar energy". This is for the fourth consecutive year! Also, this survey found that "Eight out of 10 Americans (82 percent) think it is “extremely important” or “somewhat important" for the Federal Government to support US solar manufacturing.
Additionally, the poll also found that "Americans…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 2, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments
GE will open the largest solar panel manufacturing plant in the US in Aurora, CO, and will make their new home in a refurbished L'Oreal plant with 280,000-sq.-ft of space. GE plans to expand the facility to 700,000 square feet when it hits 400 MW of capacity. This plant will be in production by 2012 with 355 employees on location with an additional 100 new…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 2, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Maiden, NC home to Apple's $1-billion data center may be getting a solar farm to boot. Catawba county has issued permits to Apple for "Project Dolphin Solar Farm A Expanded". "Project Dolphin" was said data center in Maiden NC. Apple has not issued any formal announcement or responded to journalistic inquiries from Charlotte Observer.
So far, the permits…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on November 2, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
ThinkProgress is reporting that the farm ministry of Japan has "found the first case of rice with radioactive materials far exceeding a government-set level for a preliminary test of pre-harvested crop". This discovery triggers follow up testing for rice harvested from Nihonmatsu city.
This marks the first case of rice tested…
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