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Wind energy surplus threatens eastern German power grid
March 26, 2011
More than one third of Germany's 21,500 wind turbines are located in the nation's east. This concentration of generating capacity regularly overloads the region's electricity grid, threatening blackouts.
US Sen. Mikulski gives rare testimony to state panel, seeks accountability for power utilities
March 24, 2011
BALTIMORE — Fed up with complaints from constituents about power outages in suburban Washington, Sen. Barbara Mikulski appealed personally Thursday to Maryland utility regulators for tougher reliability standards.
ND wind turbine accident pegged to bolt failure
March 24, 2011
Bolt failures caused a wind turbine's rotor and blades to fall from a tower in north-central North Dakota, and six other turbines have been shut down while their bolts are replaced, a state regulator said Thursday.
Sorting Through the Confusing, Competitive Landscape of the Microgrid Market
March 22, 2011
The microgrid market today is in flux. Most projects being implemented around the world feature teams with a variety of players – large and small – each contributing specific components and services to pilot projects, the majority of them still considered to be in the R&D phase.
Move forward on all fronts for energy independence
March 18, 2011
Skyrocketing gas prices threaten economic growth, inflict havoc on household budgets and take a nation hostage to foreign energy supplies. Gasoline prices have risen 11 cents per gallon in the last week and more than 75 cents per gallon since this time last year. Sticker shock at the pump is starting to take hold. Fears of further financial strain are rising in families and businesses across the nation.
Court rejects U.S. bid to establish corridors for new electric transmission lines
February 04, 2011
A federal appellate panel rules 2 to 1 that the Department of Energy failed to adequately consult states or conduct environmental reviews.
Energy efficiency bad for environment?
January 21, 2011
The year 2010 brought a new plague to British Columbia: Energy-efficient light bulbs. You know, the curly compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) that have been around for a few years or the new and expensive white LEDs.
The Conversation We Should Be Having
January 21, 2011
This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit was anything but a cheerleading session for clean-tech entrepreneurs.
PG&E cleared to buy 335MW of solar and biomass power
June 08, 2010
Californian utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been given the go-ahead to buy renewable energy from a large solar plant and a biomass project. It will buy power from the 290-megawatt Agua Caliente Solar photovoltaic facility being developed in Yuma County, southwest Arizona.