clean renewable energy

Obama's Inaugural Address Shows Concern for the Planet

Obama's Inaugural Address Shows Concern for the Planet

WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2009 (ENS) – In his inaugural address today, before some two million people on the National Mall and the assembled living past presidents and current legislators, President Barack Obama exhorted the nation to unite to surmount the present “crisis.” The new president gave attention not only to the social and economic…

Robert Redford: Mr. President, Respect Our Choice

Robert Redford: Mr. President, Respect Our Choice

Americans Rejected ‘Drill, Baby, Drill.’ Bush Should Respect Our Choice. By Robert Redford Part of the change Americans just voted for in overwhelming numbers was to move away from the failed energy philosophy of “drill, baby, drill” to a more farsighted strategy, emphasized by Barack Obama, based on clean, renewable energy and efficiency. Yet on…

House Approves Offshore Drilling Bill

House Approves Offshore Drilling Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – Legislation to increase domestic energy supplies through expanded offshore drilling and investment in renewable energy and conservation won approval in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday by a vote of 236-189. If passed by the Senate and signed by the president, the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer…

Feds Fund Energy Generation from Ocean Waves, Tides

Feds Fund Energy Generation from Ocean Waves, Tides

WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – Ocean waves, tides, and currents are a vast, untapped source of energy that the U.S. Department of Energy wants to harness to meet Americans’ growing energy demand while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Today, the Energy Department announced up to $7.5 million in federal funding…

Solar Power Comes to Miami City Hall

Solar Power Comes to Miami City Hall

MIAMI, Florida, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – A new clean energy system is powering Miami City Hall, making Miami the first major U.S. city to power its City Hall with solar and alternative energy. The City Hall’s entire interior lighting system has been upgraded with state-of-the-art energy efficient lamps and fixtures. In addition, four state-of-the-art…

Green Jobs Campaign Aims to Create 820,000 New Jobs

Green Jobs Campaign Aims to Create 820,000 New Jobs

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 8, 2008 (ENS) – An alliance of labor and conservation groups today launched the national Green Jobs for America campaign. The United Steelworkers, the Sierra Club [www.sierraclub.org], the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Blue Green Alliance [www.bluegreenalliance.org], which is a partnership of the Steelworkers and Sierra Club, will campaign from now…

New York State Reaches for Green Power, Green Jobs

New York State Reaches for Green Power, Green Jobs

ALBANY, New York, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – Increasing the renewable energy supply across New York to meet 25 percent of the state’s electricity demand by 2013 – and fully funding the Renewable Portfolio Standard to make it happen – is just one of many recommendations offered Monday by a renewable energy task force chaired…

Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

Miami Hosts World's First Carbon Neutral Fishing Contest

MIAMI, Florida, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s first carbon neutral fishing tournament was held over the weekend at the Miami Beach Marina. Twenty-three boats competed in the event, with the winning team catching and releasing 10 fish to take top honors in the Sailfish Tournament. The tournament completed its pledge to balance its…

PG&E First in the Nation to Buy Wave Energy

PG&E First in the Nation to Buy Wave Energy

SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Pacific Gas and Electric Company has entered into a long-term, two megawatt commercial wave energy power purchasing agreement with Finavera Renewables Inc. both companies said Tuesday. Finavera has begun development plans for the two megawatt wave energy project to be constructed 2.5 miles off the coast of…