The business case for it is stronger than ever, said Dow's vice president of sustainability and EH&S, Neil C. Hawkins.
- By Jerry Laws
- Dec 31, 2012
The Maine DEP will be holding a public hearing within the next few months, regarding the proposal on a wind project by Champlain Wind. The department will also be accepting petitions for the intervener’s status in that hearing process through Jan. 7, 2013.
The state's Department of Conservation says the draft does not begin a formal rulemaking process. It would require "rigorous" testing before, during, and after fracking operations that exceed what other states have implemented.
The ACC has announced the release of the IHS Global Insight study, which has found that state economies across the nation will have access to ample and affordable supplies of shale gas and unconventional oil.
First Wind and Avista have begun commercial operations at the Palouse Wind Project in Eastern Washington. First Wind will also complete $50 million tax equity financing with Cook Inlet Region, Inc. for the 105 MW wind project.
The housing authority in Columbia, South Carolina has entered into an energy performance contract with Ameresco. The contract will help upgrade CHA housing units, which is expected to save over $6.5 million in energy costs and improve the quality of life for its residents.
After an eight-year study of radioactive waste cleanup in Washington, the Department of Energy faces complaints that an incomplete disposal solution has been offered.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be partnering with global specialty chemicals company, Johnson Matthey, in order to develop new ways to lower the costs of biofuel production.
With GE’s Chemical Treatment Technologies, Lakeland Electric is expected to save 15 to 20 percent on annual coal purchases.
A new API report also says 35 percent of the environmental spend, or $4.5 billion, in 2011 went toward air pollution abatement.
The USDA will be providing $10 million in research grants as an effort to expand the production of bioenergy and bio-based products.
More than 100 medical and scientific exports have signed a petition, asking to stop expanded shale gas fracking for export purposes because of the potential harm it could cause Americans.
Waterkeepers attend a public hearing about a proposed coal export terminal in Seattle, which would be constructed in an area next to an aquatic reserve.
Lorain County Joint Vocational School will save over $4.5 million during a 15-year contract that includes energy conservation measures and infrastructure upgrades.
The Ovation system will play a key supervisory role in controlling the output of Catalina Solar and Pacific Wind renewable energy projects as directed by the regional ISO.
EIA has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2013 (AEO2013) Reference case today. The report predicts that the growth in total energy production will exceed the growth of total energy consumption in the U.S. through the year 2040.
According to a new analysis by NREL and Berkeley lad, downward pricing for solar energy is expected to continue with soft costs making 40 to 50 percent of residential and commercial PV prices.
The EPA has awards $15,000 grants to 45 college teams, a total of $675,000, in phase I of its People, Prosperity and the Planet annual student design competition, which is geared toward sustainable technology.
Alaska Waste’s biodiesel plant in Anchorage transforms cooking oil into transportation fuel; the company also uses that fuel to operate their own vehicles.
Researchers at Royal Holloway have identified a tobacco tree that could produce biofuels, and have been awarded a grant for further research from the European Union.