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Archive for March, 2012

Geothermal Energy | Marshall To Host Geothermal Energy Conference

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University says it is hosting West Virginia’s first conference on geothermal energy. The May 22 conference in Flatwoods will cater to energy researchers, geologists, environmentalists, policymakers and others.Geothermal energy is generated and stored deep within the Earth.Officials say the conference will lay out the steps involved in evaluating and developing    .. more …

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Photovoltaic | Lighting Your Deck For Barbecues

What is more synonymous with decks and patios than a barbecue? Setting up your deck or patio with the perfect outdoor space starts with a good barbecue grill and ends with a good time. But without the right lighting fixtures your barbecue party is only going to last until the sun sets. Use these tips and techniques for lighting your deck and you’ll be sure you can keep the barbecue going well into    .. more …

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Geothermal Energy | What Are The Various Types Of Sustainable Energy?

Renewable energy is fast becoming a viable option for powering our houses and enterprises. Even so there are pros and down sides to these assorted kinds of sustainable energy.

Probably the most well known renewable power source is solar energy. Installation involves mounting solar energy panels either on the rooftop of a premises, or on an appropriate structure close by. If surplus electricity    .. more …

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Heat Pump | Heat Pump For Electric Car Would Make It Cheaper

WASHINGTON – As part of his plan to get 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015, President Obama wants Congress to give buyers a tax credit of up to $10,000 next year, but the battery-operated vehicles have one major disadvantage: They can be costly to heat.

Currently, the maximum tax credit is $7,500, and some Republicans scoff at it, calling it a subsidy for the wealthy and noting that    .. more …

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Geothermal Energy | What Is Renewable Energy

With the depletion in resources of fossil fuel there seems to be a growing demand for solutions that can generate the same output but will not die out at the same time. Using renewable energy resources also is environmentally friendly as we are only taking what nature has to offer, and generating energy from it. Almost 18 % of energy consumption globally was from renewable energy sources in the    .. more …

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Alternative Energy | Jobs In Alternative Energy Fields

Positions in the alternative energy research and development industry often offer just such an opportunity.

The alternative energy field is in need of a vast array of different positions. Many people who get into this are the kind who would keep the power plants up and running (these include plant operators or mechanics), others are the developers of new alternative energies (engineers,    .. more …

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Geothermal Energy | EnergySource Completes $400 Million California Geothermal Plant

EnergySource LLC, a closely heldgeothermal energy developer, said its first project will begindelivering electricity to an Arizona utility this month. The 49.9-megawatt Hudson Ranch I project is the first newgeothermal power plant completed in California’s Salton Searesource area in Imperial County in more than 20 years,EnergySource said today in an e-mailed statement. The company, based in El    .. more …

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Alternative Energy | HFCC Hosting Fifth Annual Alternative Energy Summit, ‘Renewing Michigan,’ March 30

DEARBORN – The Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) 5th Annual Alternative Energy Summit titled “Renewing Michigan” will take place Friday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services Conference Center on the main campus at 5101 Evergreen in Dearborn.Representatives from the Clean Energy Coalition, the United States Green Building Council, the City of Dearborn,    .. more …

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Wind Energy | Finavera Wind Energy's Tumbler Ridge Environmental Review Completed And Referred To Ministers For Decision

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VANCOUVER , March 1, 2012 /CNW/ – Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (“Finavera” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: FVR.V – News ) is pleased to announce the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (” EAO “) has completed its review of the 47 megawatt Tumbler Ridge Wind Energy Project . The Application has now been referred to the Minister of Environment and Minister of Energy and Mines for a decision on    .. more …

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Solar Power | Soaring Sustainability: Eagles Sign With Solar-power Giant At Phila. Stadium

Not that there’s a competition, but team officials said it would be the biggest solar array in the NFL.”It was important for us to be as green as we could be,” said Eagles chief operating officer Don Smolenski. “We’re trying to be leaders in this area, and if that inspires others to try to catch us . . . it’s one of those things where everybody wins.”The installation is due to be completed by    .. more …

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