T. Boone Pickens, once one of the brightest examples of the shift from conventional fossil fuel energy to renewableenergy, has announced his Pickens Plan no longer involves wind energy, the energycollective blog reports.
With Republicans set to take power in the U.S. House of Representatives in January, some wonder whether the lame-duck Democrat-controlled Congress will approve some $7 billion in tax credits and grants for energy from solar, wind, geothermal, and ethanol are set to expire at the end of this year.
Cape Wind, the first offshore wind farm ever approved in the U.S., passed another major milestone this week with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with the utility, National Grid, to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits, Timothy Hurst writes in the ecopolitology blog.
John Reeder says some people have a knee-jerk “no” response to solar energy for two reasons: a tendency to oppose anything proposed near them, and a lack of knowledge about solar energy plants that leaves them with an uneducated aversion to them.
Environmentalists are notching up the rhetoric against conservationists in a widening battle to win over public support for renewable energy.
The US Chamber of Commerce has drawn attention to energy projects around the country that face a kind of Green versus Green struggle over many clean and renewable energy projects.
May 8, 2009 Wind Energy Daily While a majority of Americans oppose new high-voltage transmission lines in their communities, opposition drops precipitously to 17% if those lines are delivering clean, renewable energy from wind, according to a just-released survey from the Saint Consulting Group. Support for new transmission lines leaps from just 46% to 83% when respondents are asked specifically … Read More
The Wind Energy Daily, reporting at the conclusion of the AWEA Windpower 2009 conference in Chicago, picked up the Saint Index flash poll and noted that if Americans are asked about transmission lines for renewable energy, the answer is Yes-In-My-Back-Yard. While a majority of Americans oppose new high-voltage transmission lines in their communities, opposition drops precipitously to 17% if those … Read More
Americans Willing To Say ‘Yes’ For Wind-Generated Electricity ‘No’ to Federal Authority to Site Them in Their Community CHICAGO — May 5, 2009 — A majority of Americans oppose new high-voltage transmission lines in their community, but that opposition drops precipitously to 17% if those lines are delivering clean, renewable energy from wind. Support for new transmission lines leaps from … Read More
By Jay Vincent, Senior Vice President for Energy, The Saint Consulting Group Caution to Listeners: You May Need to Adjust Your Volume You might have thought that the lively energy debate behind such campaign slogans as “Drill Baby Drill!” would have triggered more emotional turnout to the Interior Department’s first extended public comment hearing on use of the Outer Continental … Read More