This guest post is written by Cindy Lowry, Executive Director of Alabama Rivers Alliance and was originally published in the Montgomery Adviser on February 18, 2014. It is reposted here with permission. If the recent chemical spill in West Virginia made you wonder about the safety of your drinking water supply, I don’t blame you. Over half [...]
This blog and its unique perspective comes courtesy of Nancy Argenziano. She served on the Florida Public Service Commissioner from 2007 – 2010 and in the Florida Legislature as a senator and representative from 1997 – 2007. The Florida Public Service Commission may be one the most important state agencies that you’ve never heard of. [...]
This guest blog comes courtesy of John K. Porter, Managing Director of Clean Footprint – Solar Development and Financing There has been a lot of talk coming out of Tallahassee about eliminating burdensome taxes on individuals and businesses to encourage economic development in the state. Yet, when it comes to solar energy, a Florida tax [...]
This guest post was authored by Kennedy Maize and originally ran as a blog for PowerMag on January 21, 2014. It is being reposted with permission from the author. Find the original post here. Since his post, the Department of Energy extended the loan deadline to the end of this month for Southern Company (and [...]
It’s been one cold week, and grid operators have struggled to keep the juice flowing for consumers from New England all the way to the Lone Star State. In Texas, wind power helped keep the lights on when some traditional power plants unexpectedly shut down during peak load times.
If Southerners and Midwesterners see a bargain in wind energy, then something must be going right.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report yesterday showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in 2012, including the completion of two commercial lease auctions for federal Wind Energy Areas and a number of commercial-scale U.S. projects reaching an advanced stage of development. Further, the report highlights global trends toward building offshore turbines in deeper waters and using larger, more efficient turbines in offshore wind farms, increasing the amount of electricity delivered to consumers.
The Energy Collective blog recently carried a column, “Limitations of Unreliable Energy Sources, aka ‘Renewables,’” by Rod Adams, a longtime nuclear power advocate and critic of competing energy sources. In his column, Mr. Adams repeats a number of false statements about wind power. When corrected, his claims actually highlight a number of ways in which wind energy’s efficiency is superior to that of other energy sources.
This guest post was authored by Justin Vandenbroeck, IDEAS For Us Ambassador and Industrial Engineering student at Florida State University, who was chosen as a Southeastern Delegate for the 2013 U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference happening this week in San Diego, CA. Follow events and announcements at the conference through @IDEASTweetsUs and IDEAS For US Facebook. Are you interested in a [...]
This is a guest post by John Rogers, senior energy analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and co-manager of the Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (EW3) that looks at water demands of energy production in the context of climate change. SACE is an active partner with UCS on this critical [...]