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... championed by Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) has pushed for a standard focused on renewable sources favored by environmental groups, including wind, solar and geothermal, ...
... 10 percent - while the overall market has grown by nearly a factor of one hundred. An American company recently opened the world's largest private solar R&D facility . . . in Xian, China. Japan ...
... that it will invest in the Atlantic Wind Connection - a massive new project off the East Coast (see the map here). In Arizona, though, solar power gets all the attention (not a big surprise, given ...
... about it in her first term.  A year and a half ago, Arizona-based Solar Bullet LLC proposed a 220mph solar-powered bullet train.  (In its first phase, the train would connect Tucson and Phoenix at an estimated ...
... see as viable and feasible and why? Gary Pierce: The cost of renewable energy, particularly solar, has gone down.  With R&D we'll see more and more in the renewable world.  We'll see more nuclear.  ...
By admin - Grant Martin, Cronkite News Service/Az Capital Times  New guidelines from the Arizona Game and Fish Department may help developers planning wind farms and solar facilities like the Dry Lake ...
7. ACC Launches Arizona-Goes-Solar Website
(News and Events/ACC News)
Commission Launches Arizona Goes Solar Website PHOENIX—The Arizona Corporation Commission today launched Arizona Goes Solar, a website created to be a one-stop shop for homeowners and business owners ...
... useless - I do believe we should diversify our energy sources - but I think that perhaps there are other ways to accomplish that goal than by transitioning to solar and wind technologies as they're currently ...
... now comes from renewable like wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, biogas, hydroelectric.  But perhaps Gore's goal was more to push forward the movement toward "green" energy rather than actually achieve ...
... success in alternative energy may be driven primarily by the state's status as "the sunniest state in the country. Arizona's vast desert areas offer the highest solar power potential in the nation." ecn101 ...
In an earlier blog post, Follow-the-Leader: Why Isn't Arizona First in Solar Technology? I wrote about the importance of Arizona being a technology leader - and the opportunity we have in green energy, ...
... substantial infrastructure commitment to support renewable energy projects through a joint venture totaling up to $1.5 billion, with solar developer SunEdison, a division of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. ...
13. Green Dream: Meet Reality
(News and Events/AIC News)
... continues its push for a moratorium on deepwater drilling and earmarks an additional $2 billion in stimulus funds for solar energy companies, Americans need to recognize that developing cleaner energy ...
... car battery if you had an electric car -- or your rooftop solar panel or your windmill in your backyard -- and you'd be able to essentially be a producer as well as consumer of electricity. And you'd have ...
15. Is Water Too Cheap?
(Blog/Blog)
... be built on that same acre of land.  Overall, agriculture uses 74% of Arizona's total water. There's been some back-and-forth recently about the water use associated with solar power generating facilities.  ...
... solar power competitive with fossil fuels.  SFAz gave Angel a $1 million grant, which was then matched by the Department of Energy and some private funding. Or Tucson's Critical Path Institute, formed ...
The Arizona Corporation Commission rejected a move to regulate solar companies selling power to schools and nonprofits.  (Phx Business Journal; Patrick O'Grady). Wednesday’s decision could spur growth ...
... than that, I don't see any national-in-scale, economically viable energy sources to fully replace fossil fuels.  APS, SRP and TEP are doing some exciting wind and solar projects, and ACC-regulated power ...
... other Arizona policymakers when she said she wants Arizona to become the "Solar Capitol of the World."  In the two weeks since then, Yingli, the second largest solar-panel manufacturer in China and the ...
... Q4 2009, as government incentives spurred spending on the part of companies. In the U.S., wind and solar photovoltaics remained the most attractive energy sources for utilities due to extended tax credits, ...
... wind, or solar - is converted into electrons that travel over these wires. Any attempt at energy reform must begin here." -- Wired Magazine, "Power to the People: 7 Ways to Fix the Grid, Now" "Think ...
22. China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.S.
(News and Events/AIC News)
... prominent firms. It supplied equipment used to perfect the first computer chips. Today, it is the world’s biggest supplier of the equipment used to make semiconductors, solar panels and flat-panel displays.   ...
... one thing, the Bloom Box fuel cell system is a much better, or at least more reliable, alternative to solar power as a green energy source. "The sun doesn't shine on your rooftop 24 hours a day," Sridhar ...
24. Is Nuclear Our Energy Future?
(News and Events/AIC News)
by Ryan Randazzo-The Arizona Republic   Despite all the attention electric utilities in the U.S. have been giving renewable-power sources such as solar and wind, their faith is in nuclear power to ...
... example, would surpass $8.5 billion, they said. Interim DWP Chief S. David Freeman said his utility’s $1 billion tab to comply is about what they planned to spend on switching from coal to wind and solar ...
Phoenix Business Journal - by Patrick O'Grady  A bill that would have put the legislature in charge of the state's renewable energy standard was pulled Thursday following a blitz by solar industry officials ...
... might be required to meet the 2030 goal. Solar generation was said to be off to a slow start. Currently it has a market share of only 0.1 percent of electricity production. Installation costs are expected ...
... report back to the utility, send signals to appliances in the home and keep track of energy use by the hour, are key to managing peak loads and better using wind and solar power," said Paul Moreno, a PG&E ...
... business. Another deal brought chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. into solar. In the third quarter of 2009, clean energy received 19% of venture capital investment in the U.S., ...
... despite their other drawbacks, nuclear reactors make electricity without emitting greenhouse gases that cause global warming, and unlike solar and wind power, reactors can run 24 hours a day all year long. ...
It used to only be watching the nightly news. Now it's the newspaper on my doorstep, and online. And the radio, too. They give me heartburn. Last week, the story opener was, "Solar firm picks Goodyear ...
33. Arizona can lead in solar if Washington acts
(News and Events/AIC News)
... benefits of solar energy. Currently Arizona Public Service and Abengoa Solar are building Solana - a 280-megawatt solar power plant near Gila Bend, which is estimated to create $1 billion of new investment ...
... our landscape with miles and miles of giant wind turbines and solar concentrating plants and still not come close to meeting all our power needs into the future. We will need more nuclear power.  I ...
... company is involved in building a 280-megawatt concentrated solar plant in Gila Bend).  To build additional nuclear capacity, APS must  first improve its financial health. • Whether by regulation or the ...
36. State Regulators Grant APS Rate Increase
(News and Events/AIC News)
... renewable energy sources, including a solar energy plant, rooftop solar panels on schools and a wind farm in Arizona.  ...
37. HERE COMES THE SUN!
(President's Messages/Message Archive)
Here Comes The Sun... The Beatles couldn’t have said it any better.  Arizona Public Service Company CEO, Don Brandt, was named the Solar Electric Power Association’s “Utility CEO of the Year.”  The ...

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