renewable energy development

U.S. Lawmakers Reject Plan to Tax Back Oil Company Profits

Article: U.S. Lawmakers Reject Plan to Tax Back Oil Company Profits

By J.R. Pegg WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2008 (ENS) – Senate Republicans today derailed a Democratic plan to revoke tax breaks for big oil companies and impose a tax on excessive profits, arguing the proposal would do little to help Americans suffering from record-high gasoline prices. Debate over the measure reflected deep and long-standing partisan…

First Galapagos Wind Turbines to Halve Diesel Imports

Article: First Galapagos Wind Turbines to Halve Diesel Imports

QUITO, Ecuador, February 20, 2008 (ENS) – To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Galapagos’ Islands discovery, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa Monday launched a program to end the use of fossil fuels on the Galapagos by 2015. The initiative is led by the San Cristobal Wind Project, which erected three wind turbines near the town…

TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

Article: TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

The thought of using renewable energy is pretty exciting for most of us, and the benefits of using green power are familiar to even a casual TreeHugger reader. Produced by wind, sun, landfill gas, biomass, and other renewable sources, it’s becoming available to more and more people across the US. More than half of retail…