electricity generation

Governors' Policy Academy Formed for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Governors' Policy Academy Formed for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2008 (ENS) – The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has selected seven states to participate in a Policy Academy designed to help states develop an action plan and implementation strategy to improve energy use in buildings. Buildings consume more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy and…

Small Solar Power Generators Need Grid Interface Help

Small Solar Power Generators Need Grid Interface Help

WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – Trying to resolve technical difficulties that still prevent greater integration of solar energy into the nation’s power grid, the U.S. Department of Energy has identified $2.9 million in private-sector solar projects it hopes to fund this fiscal year. The DOE funding, which requires Congressional approval, would pay two-thirds…

Propane Fuel-Cells Rock!

Propane Fuel-Cells Rock!

The Alaska Energy Technology Development Laboratory did work on a new type of propane fuel-cell that is designed to create electricity through a chemical reaction rather than a heat and steam driven turbine system. The research on this fuel cell was done originally to apply to off-the-grid facilities that needed a reliable power source. The…