Filed under: CleanTech | Tags: Brownfields, EPA, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind
In a push timed to coincide with Earth Day 2012, EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response has released several new resources to assist communities, developers, and others in reusing current and formerly contaminated land as productive sites for renewable energy. (more…)
SunPower of Richmond, California, largely owned by the French company Total, reported in February that its 4th quarter 2011 results beat analysts’ estimates. The stock rose over 8% on the news. Competitor SunTech of Jiangsu, China, had similarly good (more…)
Recently the trade press has reported that Novozymes is expanding in Europe, China and Brazil but has ceased expansion efforts in the US. It has no current US expansion plans beyond the completion of a plant in Nebraska this year. As most of our readers know, (more…)
Although the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico have seen the most activity in the area of offshore wind projects to date, offshore wind resources in the Great Lakes could produce more than 700 gigawatts of energy, which is about one fifth of the total U.S. offshore wind potential, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
As an indication of the interest in developing this resource (more…)
In the last several months, news reports have raised concerns about levels of arsenic and lead in apple and grape juices and concentrates. The widespread popularity of juice drinks – including among children – has elevated the degree of alarm, despite reassurances from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that levels of contaminants in the juices are safe. Now two members of Congress (more…)