BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Gavin Conibeer, an internationally-known professor at the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales, has joined the science advisory board of Natcore Technology Inc. Dr. Conibeer has a worldwide reputation in photovoltaics. He has lectured at Stanford University and the University of Tokyo and has been a partner in the European Union‑funded …

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Poll: Americans Want More Wind Power

Joanna Schroeder

A recent national poll commissioned by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) finds that the majority of Republicans, Democrats and Independents want more American-produced wind power; they also back an extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). The poll found 73 percent of registered voters support continuing the PTC, including 63 percent of registered Republicans, 74 percent of Independents, and …

Electricity, Legislation, Renewable Energy, Wind

E2 Launches Military Clean Energy Site

Joanna Schroeder

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has launched a new web page dedicated to highlighting the U.S. military’s support and deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency projects. The organization says that investments made on military installations have broad reaching effects on saving tax payers money, improving their operational readiness and creating private-sector jobs. The website includes an interactive map showing details of …

Clean Energy, energy efficiency, military

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Renewable Energy Stats

Joanna Schroeder

For the first time the U.S. Census Bureau is now publishing economic census statistics for wind, geothermal, biomass and solar electric power generation. Between 2007 and 2012 revenues rose 49 percent from $6.6 billion to $9.8 billion. The electric power generation industry saw an overall decline of 1.2 percent in revenues from $121.0 billion to $119.5 billion between 2007 and …

bioenergy, biomass, Geothermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind

Global Investment for Climate Change Falls Again

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report from Climate Policy Initiative, global investment in activities that reduce the threat of climate change fell for the second year in a row from USD $359 billion in 2012 to USD $331 billion in 2013. The report, “Global Landscape of Climate Finance,” found while public sources and intermediaries contributed $137 billion, private investment dropped by …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Solar

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Auction Announced

Joanna Schroeder

The Department of Interior’s Secretary Sally Jewell along with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank have announced that more than 742,000 acres of offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development. The auction will take place on January 29, 2015. “Thanks to the leadership of Governor Patrick and the …

Electricity, offshore wind, Renewable Energy

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

EcoEngineers is hosting a Business Breakfast in Des Moines, Iowa on December 12, 2041 from 7:30 to 9:30 am CST. Grant Menke of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and Jeff Hove of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Owners of Iowa will be the featured speakers. They will speak about creating effective policy and frameworks for growth in the renewable …

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Equal Earth Aquires 3 Solar Projects

Joanna Schroeder

Equal Earth, a diversified renewable company, has acquired three separate solar projects. The combined projects generate 1.6 MW of power and the off-takers include two established Ohio colleges and a local government organization. Similar to recent Equal Earth acquisitions, this portfolio of projects has long-term PPA’s with the off-takers. The deal is part of the firm’s broader growth strategy to …

Electricity, Renewable Energy, Solar

Sydney Int’l Airport Testing EV Passenger Bus

Joanna Schroeder

Carbridge Pty. Ltd., Australia’s leading airport ground transportation provider, has begun a six-month testing program with an Electric Bus at Sydney International Airport. BYD Company built the bus that was selected for the pilot program. The EV bus has been touted for its industry leading operational range and will be used as an airport passenger shuttle. During a launch ceremony …

Alternative energy, Electric Vehicles