May 2009

More solar power to California

May 25, 2009

Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced earlier this month that it has entered into a series of contracts with BrightSource Energy for a record total of 1,310 megawatts (MW) of solar thermal power. These power purchase agreements, covering seven projects, supersede the agreements PG&E executed with BrightSource in April 2008 for up to 900 MW […]

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MIT: Earth temperature may rise higher than previously projected

May 20, 2009

The big story this week is the piece of news that came out of of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The organization carried out the most comprehensive modeling yet carried out on the likelihood of how much hotter the Earth’s climate will get in this century. It showed that without rapid and massive action, […]

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Clean coal propaganda sounds like dirty business

May 14, 2009

(Via Solveclimate.com and EarthFirst.com): Be careful with what you read these days. Solve Climate has written denouncing The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), which Solve Climate says “has been running an online advertisement at the Washington Post, The Hill and other web sites which makes the following claim: 72% of opinion leaders support […]

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Biomass fuels new hope from Los Alamos

May 11, 2009

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have discovered a potential chink in the armor of fibers that make the cell walls of certain inedible plant materials so tough. The insight ultimately could lead to a cost-effective and energy-efficient strategy for turning biomass into alternative fuels. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Radar system to save birds from clashing against wind mills

May 5, 2009

Alternative Energy News has a great article about a company called Peñascal, a 202 MW wind farm in Texas, who wants “to become a model for responsible development by installing new radar technology to protect migratory birds and wildlife”. You see, wind farms kill about 7,000 birds a year and I’m inclined to agree with […]

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