Category Archives: Renewable energy

Energy Subsidies

Interesting post over on Ken Ward’s Coal Tattoo blog about relative subsidies for coal and other forms of energy produced in the U.S. ┬áHe writes (as are others) about DBL (Double Bottom Line) Investors’ recent report titled: “What Would Jefferson … Continue reading

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Stark County, ND: Tough on Solar, Lenient on Coal?

Beth Hurt of South Heart wrote this letter to the editor of the Dickinson Press recently to point out the inconsistency of recent Stark County (ND) Commission decisions on rezoning for expansion of Solar Bee, which manufactures “award-winning and patented … Continue reading

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Powering the World on 100% Renewables

National Geographic looks at what would be necessary for an all-renewable energy future, and finds that it’s not as far away as you might think. Take for example the complementarity of wind and solar energy. When the wind isn’t blowing … Continue reading

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MidAmerican to Install 593 MW New Wind in Iowa

According to recent announcements, MidAmerican Energy Co. has ordered 258 Siemens SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for its Laurel, Rolling Hills and Pomeroy wind developments in Iowa. The projects will have a total installed capacity of 593 megawatts at the expected completion … Continue reading

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Iowa Power Fund Will Create Over $40 Billion in Economic Output by 2033

The Iowa Power Fund, a creation of the 2007 Iowa legislature and the Culver administration, invested $38.3 million in 31 clean energy projects in the Hawkeye state through September 2010. A new report released by the state details the economic … Continue reading

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Small Utilities, Big Changes

What a terrific webinar today by Clean Energy Ambassadors, Plains Justice’s innovative peer-to-peer outreach to consumer-owned utilities. With over 60 participants from small utilities across the country that want to use infrared camera technology to lower energy loss on their … Continue reading

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The Few, the Proud, the Green

As the daughter of a Vietnam-era Marine, I probably learned “Halls of Montezuma” before I learned the national anthem. Pride in the Marine Corps was fundamental to my dad and he worked hard to pass it on to his kids. … Continue reading

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