Monthly Archives: April 2012

EPA Provides New Handbook and Decision Trees for Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land

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 … Continue reading

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A Bright Light on Big Solar

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

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Has US Biofuels Growth Been Slowed by the US Political Season?

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.  … Continue reading

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Is There A “Fresh” Wind Blowing in the Future for Renewable Energy?

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 … Continue reading

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Fruit Juice Scares Now Prompting Proposed Legislation

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, … Continue reading

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