Good solar potential, relative proximity to existing or potential energy transmission corridors, and the perception of the fewest conflicts with existing land uses and the natural environment were factors in site selection.
Energy & Fuel
"President Obama's energy team is mandating up-front standards for smart grid technology to ensure that what is built by the disparate forces involved works and is efficient."
Summertime and the grilling is easy... but how environmentally friendly is it? Which type of grill is greener: gas or charcoal?
Tough new efficiency standards haven't killed the incandescent light bulb -- but instead are spurring inventors to make better ones.
"Los Angeles will eliminate the use of electricity made from coal by 2020, replacing it with power from cleaner renewable energy sources, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said."
The offshore wind farms that were to replace Germany's nuclear and coal-fired power plants aren’t coming online quickly enough.
Proposed legislation would repeal a provision allowing secrecy over chemicals injected underground during high-tech gas drilling — such as benzene and toluene, which are known to be toxic.
A cooperative effort of federal and state agencies, coal companies, and environmental groups, the database lists coal-waste impoundments in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
FOIA requests and Congressional pressure got the Obama administration to reverse its decision to withhold key information about dangers to communities from coal-ash ponds operated by electric utilities.
"The US, China, and dozens of other countries are meeting [this week] in Egypt to chart the course of a new international agency aimed at promoting renewable energy."