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Maryland Researchers Work On Energy Storage
on Monday March 23 2009 by NAW Staff
Researchers at the Maryland NanoCenter at the University of Maryland, College Park, have developed new systems for storing electrical energy derived from alternative sources that [read more]
Accenture Forms Intelligent City Network
on Monday March 23 2009 by NAW Staff
Accenture, a global management consulting firm, has formed the Accenture Intelligent City Network, bringing together utilities and city authorities around the world that are committed [read more]
NRC To Study Impact Of Wind Development On Birds, Bats
on Friday March 20 2009 by NAW Staff
Cottage Grove, Wis.-based Natural Resources Consulting Inc. (NRC) has been awarded a grant to evaluate the potential impacts of wind energy development on migrating birds [read more]
Acciona Announces Layoffs At Iowa Plant
on Friday March 20 2009 by NAW Staff
Acciona Windpower, a subsidiary of Spain-based Acciona Energy, has initiated a reduction in force of 65 employees to scale the workforce to the current demand [read more]
Schwarzenegger Launches the California Green Corps
on Friday March 20 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., has launched the California Green Corps. Building up communities and the state's green workforce, the California Green Corps will place at-risk [read more]
DOE Provides First New Loan Construction Loan Guarantee To Solar Manufacturer
on Friday March 20 2009 by NAW Staff
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has offered a $535 million loan guarantee to Fremont, Calif.-based Solyndra Inc. to support the company's construction of a commercial-scale [read more]
ITC Great Plains Receives Rate, Incentive Approvals
on Thursday March 19 2009 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a rate for ITC Great Plains transmission facilities in Kansas and elsewhere in the Southwest Power Pool [read more]
DOI, FERC Join On Offshore Renewable Energy Development
on Wednesday March 18 2009 by NAW Staff
In a joint statement, Ken Salazar, secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), and Jon Wellinghoff, acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [read more]
Hawaii Wants To Bring Wind To Big Island
on Wednesday March 18 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Linda Lingle, R-Hawaii, Castle & Cooke, First Wind Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) have announced an agreement that could allow large wind farms [read more]
Idaho PUC Updates Rates For Renewable Energy Projects
on Wednesday March 18 2009 by NAW Staff
Developers of qualifying renewable projects with a capacity of less than 10 MW will be paid considerably more for their generation as a result of [read more]
Ontario Plans To Introduce Feed-in Tariffs
on Monday March 16 2009 by NAW Staff
Ontario is poised to introduce new electricity pricing to encourage the development of renewable energy from a diverse range of producers, including homeowners, community-based groups [read more]
Siting Board Grants Composite Certificate For Cape Wind
on Friday March 13 2009 by NAW Staff
In a unanimous vote, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board voted to grant Cape Wind a certificate of environmental impact and public interest that effectively [read more]
Brattle Group Releases Wind Power Study
on Friday March 13 2009 by NAW Staff
Wind-generated electricity from the Upper Midwest will become cost-competitive with power generated from more conventional fuel sources like coal, while providing substantial reductions in greenhouse [read more]
DOE Issues Environmental Assessment For Beacon Plant
on Thursday March 12 2009 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed its formal environmental review of Tyngsboro, Mass.-based Beacon Power Corp.'s proposed 20 MW frequency regulation plant in [read more]
Proposed Regulations Promote Adoption Of Renewable Energy
on Thursday March 12 2009 by NAW Staff
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has opened rule making for the new net-metering and long-term contract provisions of Massachusetts' Green Communities Act. DPU's draft [read more]
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