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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, ...
Last week in my post Google Likes Wind. Shouldn't Arizona? I briefly mentioned the fact that the Wyoming legislature passed a new tax on wind producers in that state - the first move of its kind in the ...
... America's wind industry: The Treasury Department's 1603 cash grant program restarted stalled projects and saved or created 50,000 jobs in the U.S. A record-breaking 10,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind ...
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 ...
In my last post (A Long and Windy Road to Our Renewable Energy Future) I talked about how renewable energy standards like Arizona's may be harder to achieve than we think.  That doesn't mean I think they're ...
... 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 ...
I really love it when one of my blog posts generates a discussion - my aim here is, after all, to foster a dialogue about issues that are important to me, to the AIC, and to Arizonans.  So I've been happy ...
... sector. In February, HgCapital announced three new investments: two Spanish solar-power projects and one U.K. onshore wind project. Investors tend to favor growth equity and expansion funds that invest ...
9. Green Dream: Meet Reality
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first published  by Kerry Lynch in Sacramento Bee, July 20, 2010 The vision of a "green" economy fueled by wind, sun, and renewable fuels is powerfully appealing. But there's a huge disconnect between ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
12. Utilities Could Shock Investors After Safety
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By LIAM DENNING;Wall Street Journal With fear rippling through the markets, utility stocks should be natural beneficiaries. Unfortunately, power providers face a few head winds of their own. The ...
13. 10 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Utility Bills
(News and Events/AIC News)
... energy audit yourself. Efficiency experts recommend feeling around baseboards, windows, doors, light switches, and electrical sockets for air leaks. Air can escape or enter anywhere that two different ...
... in other U.S. states - at least they're here, and not in Germany, Spain, or China.  So I was thrilled to read this morning that regulators had approved the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.  Of 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 ...
17. 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 ...
... such as solar and wind by 2025. Provisions included the classification of nuclear power as a renewable. Solar industry officials said the bill had the potential to gut the industry in the state. Other ...
... requires a carbon price of at least $50 a ton to make it economically feasible. Wind is the one renewable power source that could make a difference by 2020, the Journal said. DOE has devised a plan ...
... 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 ...
... natural gas prices. Two big deals worth a combined $500 million highlight the changing sentiment. Industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp., best known for its helicopters, jumped into the wind ...
... 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. ...
... investments include replacing older windows with new, more insulating ones and exchanging traditional light bulbs for less energy-intensive CFC bulbs. Rules of the road There is clearly momentum toward ...
... 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 ...
27. Operating Renewable Energy Not Simple
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Operating Renewable Energy Not Simple It is no big secret that wind velocity varies greatly from day-to-day, and on some days it even varies greatly hour to hour.  Recently, in the space of one hour, ...
28. State Regulators Grant APS Rate Increase
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... stockpiles would dwindle and cold weather in the Midwest would trigger demand for the fuel. Also, ExxonMobil announced it would acquire natural gas producer XTO Energy, a sign that the energy giant sees ...

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