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Energy Efficiency Could Save Texans $11.9 Billion on Electric Bills

Article: Energy Efficiency Could Save Texans $11.9 Billion on Electric Bills

AUSTIN, Texas, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – Texas could reduce electric usage by 23 percent if utilities invest more in efficiency measures, saving Texans as much $11.9 billion on their electric bills, according to a report written by an energy consulting firm for the state Public Utilities Commission. The findings released in December support the…

California Utility Mainstreams Solar Photovoltaic Power

Article: California Utility Mainstreams Solar Photovoltaic Power

SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 15, 2008 (ENS) – Pacific Gas and Electric Company has entered into two utility-scale solar power contracts for a total of 800 megawatts of energy to be generated in California, the utility announced Thursday. The power purchase pacts bring solar photovoltaic cells out of the rooftop realm and into the mainstream.…

Scotland Leapfrogs Europe's Wind Energy Industry

Article: Scotland Leapfrogs Europe's Wind Energy Industry

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 22, 2008 (ENS) – Europe’s largest onshore windfarm, able to generate enough power for 320,000 homes, has been approved by the Scottish government. Announcing the new windfarm approval ahead of the World Renewable Energy Congress in Glasgow, First Minister Alex Salmond said the 152-turbine Clyde windfarm near Abington in South Lanarkshire is…

Oilman Pickens Promotes the Wind

Article: Oilman Pickens Promotes the Wind

NEW YORK, New York, July 8, 2008 (ENS) – Texas billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is throwing his influence and money behind a campaign to wean America from its dependency on petroleum and shift to renewable energy sources, particularly wind. “I’ve been an oil man all my life, but this is one emergency we can’t…