Ethanol Biomass – What You Need To Understand At This Time

Ethanol fuel biomass may be defined as vegetable substances or plants currently in use to generate gasoline or sustaining energy. More particularly this is a biological origin that is extracted from the living matter. Ethanol has derived its alternative energy coming from plants like corn, switchgrasses, hemp, willow and sugar cane along with additional vegetation which provides or hold sugar. […]

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Suniva planning to build a $250M, 400 megawatt solar cell factory in Michigan

Suniva, a solar cell manufacturer of high efficiency silicon based monocrystalline photovoltaic solar cells, has just announced that they will be building their second solar cell manufacturing plant.  Suniva’s  new plant, to be based in Thomas Township in Michigan will ultimately produce about 400 megawatts of their ARTisun solar cells per year, and is expected to create hundreds of jobs.   […]

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Wind Power Forecasting in the US

As the prevalance of wind power increases, so does the importance of being able to answer the question, “Is the wind going to blow?” As this article on wind power forecasting points out: An unexpected lack of wind in the US can cause blackouts. This is one problem that many regions in the United States of America may face on […]

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The Latest on the Cape Wind Nantucket Sound project

It’s been in the works for seven plus years, but in one of the Bush Administration’s last official acts, the Cape Wind offshore wind turbine project was given the go-ahead.     The project, consisting of 130 wind turbines, could generate up to 75% of the region’s electricity needs.    But there’s been furious behind the scenes political opposition, even […]

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Wind Power Capacity Growth Strong in 2006

Wind power grew by leaps and bounds last year, according to the Worldwatch Institute: The 15,200 megawatts of new wind turbines installed worldwide last year will generate enough clean electricity annually to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of 23 average-sized U.S. coal-fired power plants, according to a new Vital Signs Update from the Worldwatch Institute. The 43 million tons of […]

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Positive Predictions for Hydrogen Vehicles

Yesterday I posted about the prediction in India that hydrogen energy will be a viable alternative to fossil fuels for its transportation sector by 2020. In a story about efforts to develop hydrogen options, there are more glowing predictions for hydrogen fuel’s potential… Honda, BMW and General Motors Corp. report they are developing vehicles that will run on hydrogen, the simplest, […]

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