renewable energy industry

Feds Fund Energy Generation from Ocean Waves, Tides

Article: 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…

12 New Solar America Cities Earn $200,000 Grants

Article: 12 New Solar America Cities Earn $200,000 Grants

DENVER, Colorado, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – Twelve cities have been selected to become Solar America Cities that will receive federal grant funding and technical help to install solar technologies. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman announced Friday that the federal government will make available up to $2.4 million to the 12 cities, which he says were…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Energizes Green Economy

Article: Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Energizes Green Economy

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 14, 2008 (ENS) – With continued job losses in America’s manufacturing industry and the warning signs of a national economic slowdown, Governor Edward Rendell today cited Pennsylvania’s track record of investing in green technologies and renewable energy to help revitalize the economy and create new jobs. “America’s economy is facing pressure today…

Renewable Energy Industry Hot in Latest Global Status Report

Article: Renewable Energy Industry Hot in Latest Global Status Report

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – The renewable energy industry is rising from obscurity into the mainstream of the energy sector, the latest global assessment reveals, although public perception of the industry has not kept pace with the reality. The renewable energy sector now accounts for 2.4 million jobs globally, and has doubled electric…

U.S. Senate Approves Scaled Back Energy Bill

Article: U.S. Senate Approves Scaled Back Energy Bill

Rush hour in Denver, Colorado. Increasing traffic, air pollution and fuel consumption, are becoming major problems. (Photo by Warren Gretz courtesy NREL) WASHINGTON, DC, December 14, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate approved a landmark energy bill Thursday night that requires the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in more than 30 years. But…