Sunday, March 17, 2013

Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 17 March 2013

NYT Praises Solar One Schools’ Creative Education Methods
March 14, 2013 - Why use textbooks when you can use your school structure to learn about energy conservation? Many remarkable public and private schools in New York have transformed their campuses into living laboratories for environmental education!

Two of the referenced schools, which are now New York Times famous, have worked with Solar One to achieve their goal of educating their students using their very own school buildings. read more>>>

From Black Gold To Green Economy: Long-Time Entrepreneur Talks New Markets
March 13, 2013 - It’s been three years since the Green Launching Pad initiative was started at the University of New Hampshire with $1.5 million in federal stimulus money. The goal of the project was to fund and support the state’s most promising, eco-friendly start-ups, and enhance New Hampshire’s green economy in the long term. Under federal rules, the GLP was required to use all of the money by last spring. While the program is raising money to privatize, it’s been a year since it has handed out any grants. Last week, we checked-in with the Green Launching Pad itself, and one of its biggest success stories, Portsmouth-based Revolution Energy. read more>>>

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Clean Technologies could cut South Asia Emissions by a Fifth by 2020 at little cost
MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- Mar. 6, 2013 -- Five countries of South Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka - could slash greenhouse gas emissions by a fifth by 2020 at little long-term cost by introducing a variety of clean technologies, according to a new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

'The livelihoods of more than 200 million people in these five countries are threatened by the rapid loss of snow cover in the Himalayas and rising sea levels,' said Mahfuz Ahmed, Principal Climate Change Specialist with ADB's South Asia Department. 'It is possible to slash greenhouse gas emissions through big and small changes that would have little or no long-term cost to the end users.' read more>>>

Report on trends for non-Domestic Energy Efficiency published
Mar. 11, 2013 - A new report called Energy Efficiency Trends has been published by EEVS, the leading UK provider of independent performance information and analysis services for energy efficiency. The report provides essential insight for consumers and suppliers of non-domestic energy efficiency and includes a special feature on Energy Performance Contracting.

Energy Efficiency Trends is collated survey feedback from energy efficiency consumers and suppliers, providing a balanced snapshot of the state of the non-domestic energy efficiency market today, as well as the outlook for the future. read more>>>

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Breaking down barriers to advanced energy
March 14, 2013 - Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is calling on Congress for a new approach to energy innovation -- one that includes better utilizing federal funds for advanced energy technology, products and services.

Malcolm Woolf, AEE senior vice president for policy and government affairs, testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy Science, Space and Technology.

"New energy technologies face a series of structural market barriers to entry. As such, the federal government needs to continue to play a vital role in supporting new energy technologies, products and services," Woolf told the subcommittee. "Just as the Internet economy transformed society in ways we did not expect, the advanced energy economy is creating dramatic new opportunities for economic growth in the United States and around the world." read more>>>

Utility-Scale Solar, Wind Farms Approved in California, Nevada
March 13, 2013 - Three renewable energy projects have been approved for public lands in California and Nevada that will deliver enough energy to power more than 340,000 homes, federal and state officials announced today.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar made the announcement in San Francisco with California Governor Jerry Brown as part of their work together in support of state and federal clean energy goals.

The 750-megawatt McCoy Solar Energy Project and 150-megawatt Desert Harvest Solar Farm are both located in California’s Riverside East Solar Energy Zone, an area established through the Western Solar Energy Plan as most suitable for solar development. read more>>>

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