A new, major initiative has been announced by the US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, which will speed up the process of sanctioning offshore wind power projects. The US has seen years of delay caused by red tape holding up such projects, which is holding up the progress of renewable energy generation.
Two companies that provide solar power systems have decided to expand the availability of solar leases with no down payments. The company Sungevity has just launched a new 10-year residential solar lease, which has no upfront costs.
Sweden is set to build 2000 new wind turbines during the next ten years, as a part of its project aimed at dramatically increasing the country's production of renewable energy - this was all revealed in a statement by Enterprise and Energy Minister Maud Olofsson on Tuesday.
The idea of generating power from the sun with solar panels directly in space is certainly nothing new - in fact, it's over thirty years old, and perhaps that's why it doesn't really sparkle any interest when it's suggested anymore. However, Europe's biggest space company seems to be looking for partners to launch an actual demonstration solar power mission.
Though alternative energy can provide jobs across many sectors in the United States economy, formulation of a policy in this regard may take many years to develop. State laws on “green” power and regional cap-and-trade schemes on greenhouse-gas have been instrumental in impelling local economies to start converting from plants based on fossil fuel to green jobs, US governors told Senate’s ...