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U.S. Energy Chair Dismisses New Coal, Nukes – Reuters
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. …
Duke Univ. Economist: Modest Increases in Efficiency, Renewables in NC Will Allow Closure of Coal-Fired Plants
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.
30% Savings if More States Help – Rocky Mountain Institute
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.
San Antonio Chooses Efficiency Over Nukes – San Antonio Current
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.
Green Jobs Soar in Germany – RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Renewable Energy Jobs Soar in Germany By Jane Burgermeister RenewableEnergyWorld.com Tuesday 08 April 2008 Vienna, Austria – Renewable energy jobs in Germany shot up to 249,300 in 2007, almost double the 160,500 green jobs in Germany in 2004. According to revised government figures, as many as 400,000 people could be …
Sun & Ice: Solar, climate news – appeal to CEO Rogers – An Announcement from NC WARN
Urge Mr. Rogers to walk his talk The two recent news stories below point to the tremendous need for good decisions. One is very encouraging, the other very disturbing. Please read both, circulate them, and contact Duke CEO Jim Rogers as shown at the end. 1) SOLAR RISING: Some power companies …
NC Coalition Maps Out Shift to Clean Energy – An Announcement from NC WARN
Thirteen North Carolina organizations today issued recommendations that would help clean energy play a bigger role in meeting the state’s growing demand for electricity.