Indian tribes control more than 55 million acres of land across the nation, and those lands are capable of producing solar power equivalent to more than four times the amount of electricity generated annually in the US.
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A massive solar project to benefit both Europe and North Africa — from The Guardian
For the second month in a row, renewable sources accounted for more domestic energy production than did nuclear power
New Study Sheds Light on the Growing U.S. Wind Power Market
California, the longtime national leader in solar energy, has a capacity of more than 500 megawatts of solar power at peak periods in the early afternoon — the same as a major power plant.
Instead of risking $35 billion on new plants, there is a better, cheaper and more secure way to handle North Carolina’s energy needs.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUKTRE5447HI20090505 UK U.S. utilities, regulator disagree on generation Wed May 6, 2009 12:59am BST By Eileen O’Grady HOUSTON (Reuters) – The nation’s top power industry regulator on Tuesday suggested that U.S. utilities don’t need to build big nuclear or coal-fired power plants to fill the nation’s future power supply needs. …
The Duke University economics chairman emeritus argues that modest increases in efficiency and renewable power can allow North Carolina to retire coal-fired power plants instead of building new plants. See his study for NC WARN.
Rocky Mountain Institute’s Energy and Resources Team has just published a report that shows the opportunity for 30 percent energy savings in the United States. Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the U.S. Efficiency Opportunity analyzed electric productivity state by state, and found a significant gap between the highest and lowest performing states.
Stockings filled with coal come by the Wyoming trainload to feed the furnaces powering CPS Energy’s plants. But impending federal regulation of carbon emissions is causing utilities nationwide to wrestle with alternatives.