Western Wind Brings Solar Power to Cali and Canada

John Davis

Western Wind Energy has partnered with Solon America Corporation to develop solar power for California and Ontario, Canada. Western Wind’s subsidiary Solargenics Inc. will work with Solon American Corporation, a subsidiary of Solon A.G. in Germany. Western and Solon will cooperate and combine their respective capabilities to enable the development of 5 to 40 megawatts of photovoltaic – solar energy …

Energy, International, Solar, Wind

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Energy & Biodiesel Bills

John Davis

Pennsylvania’s State Senate has passed several bills in the last couple of days that will help renewable energy efforts in the Keystone State. The Houston (TX) Chronicle reports a $650 million omnibus energy bill and two biodiesel measures received passage on the last day of business for Senate for the year: “This is a wonderful start and is a great …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Government, Legislation, News, Solar, Wind

Energy Bill Passes with Expanded RFS

John Davis

The U.S. House has passed the Energy Independence and Security Act (H.R. 6) by a vote of 235 to 181. The measure expands the Renewable Fuel Standard by seven times to 36 billion gallons a year by 2022… with 21 billion gallons of ethanol coming from cellulosic feedstocks, such as wood scraps… and requiring that 500 million gallons of biodiesel …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Government, Legislation, News, Solar, Wind

GreenHunter Energy Powers Up with Biodiesel

John Davis

GreenHunter Energy is acquiring more than 7 MW of biodiesel-powered electrical generators. The energy company, based in Grapevine, Texas, says the generators will come form a third party company in Panama City, Panama. The power plant is skid mounted and has a Tier I EPA certification and will operate under the TCEQ and all other local and state regulatory requirements. …

Biodiesel, Energy, Facilities, News, Production, Solar, Wind

Google Makes Renewable Energy Commitment

John Davis

To many of us Google is synonymous with Internet searching. Well, Google the company also wants to be known for its green ways. According to a Google press release, the company has launched a new initiative to develop cheap electricity from renewable sources: The newly created initiative will focus initially on advanced solar thermal power, wind power technologies, enhanced geothermal …

Miscellaneous, Solar, Wind

Google Tops in Solar; Working on Other Renewables

John Davis

Internet search giant Google is the largest corporate installer of solar power, and company officials say they want to use more renewables in the future. According to this article on C|Net.com, Robyn Beavers, the director of environmental programs at Google, says they intend to use renewable energy sources for 50 megawatts of electricity for its operations by 2012: Beavers spoke …


Duke Energy Seeks Multiple Energy Platforms for Indiana

John Davis

The famed ‘Crossroads of America’ could become the ‘Crossroads for American Energy’ if Duke Energy Corp. gets what it wants for Indiana. Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO Jim Rogers outlined a plan to equip Indiana with a combination of solar, wind, water and organic energy solutions to the Economic Club of Indiana earlier today in Indianapolis. To ensure a …

Energy, News, Solar, Wind

Green Vision Goes Online

John Davis

Alternative energy enthusiasts looking to see some renewable fuels in action can now access a vast array of demonstrations online. GreenEnergyTV.com describes itself as an Online Television Channel that allows millions of viewers worldwide to get plugged in to what’s going on with alternative energy. Though having been launched only in January 2007, Green Energy TV now has viewers from …

Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Energy, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Hydrogen, Propane, Solar, Wind

Morgan Stanley Finds Alternatives Attractive

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite falling ethanol prices and some plant cutbacks, Morgan Stanley thinks ethanol makers, as well as solar energy companies, have a lot of long-term potential. According to an AP report, analyst David Edwards initiated coverage of the clean energy industry with an “Attractive” view. “The global risks posed by climate change are driving spending and investment in clean energy solutions, …

Ethanol, News, Solar