Power for the Big Apple from the East River

January 6, 2011 by  
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In-stream power is getting another shot at commercial viability with a proposed installation in New York City. Verdant Power has applied for regulatory approval for an installation in New York’s East River. Research installations have been tried here , as well as in Detroit and Minnesota.

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Massachusetts Sets Emissions Goal of 25% Below 1990 Levels by 2020

January 5, 2011 by  
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The secretary of the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ian Bowles, has announced that the state will take on the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent compared to 1990 levels by 2020.  The plan, called the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan , goes on to target an 80 percent reduction by 2050. The state has outlined how it will achieve the reductions by setting emissions goals in four different areas:  buildings (9.8 percent reduction), electricity supply (7.7 percent reduction), transportation (7.6 percent reduction) and non-energy emissions (2 percent reduction). Many state programs are already in place that will start making improvements in those areas, like an energy rating system for buildings and investments for retrofits, clean energy standards for utility companies requiring them to favor renewable energy, fuel efficiency standards and incentives for hybrid and electric cars, and in the non-energy area, programs for combating things like leaking refrigerants

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Oriental Hornet Produces Solar Power In Its Stripes

January 4, 2011 by  
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Scientists have made a major discovery about the oriental hornet — it’s the first known species in the animal kingdom that generates electricity from sunlight.

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