renewable energy projects

Idaho Power Wants to Retire, Not Sell, Its Green Tags

Article: Idaho Power Wants to Retire, Not Sell, Its Green Tags

BOISE, Idaho, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking public comments through January 8 on an Idaho Power Company proposal that would allow the company to retire its green tags rather than sell them. A green tag, or Renewable Energy Credit, is issued to each utility for every megawatt hour…

Greenspace Server Solutions

Article: Greenspace Server Solutions

Rackspace, a premier server solution for individuals and businesses seeking top-notch service, has taken measures to offset the carbon emissions from their digital activities. The environmentally-concerned initiatives of Rackspace are collectively called GreenSpace. GreenSpace is working with NativeEnergy, a leading national marketer of renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets, the IT hosting specialist will…

First Wave Energy Project Provokes Federal-State Clash

Article: First Wave Energy Project Provokes Federal-State Clash

OLYMPIA, Washington, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington state Department of Ecology has filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, for reconsideration of a decision that FERC made last month to grant five-year environmental approval for a wave energy project at Makah Bay, in far western Washington state. The license is…

Waste Management Plans to Open 60 Landfill Gas Plants

Article: Waste Management Plans to Open 60 Landfill Gas Plants

Waste Management operates a vast quantity of landfills across America, many of them sanitary landfills which are much better for the environment than traditional dumps. During September, Waste Management has announced that they will be retrofitting 60 of their landfills landfills into landfill gas to electricity plants. This initiative does prevent some pollution and is…

Big Ideas That Just Make Sense

Article: Big Ideas That Just Make Sense

A big part of ‘being green’ or engaging in a more ‘sustainable lifestyle’ is making the most efficient use of the resources and materials that are readily available. Though useful in the right situations, there’s often no need to employ new ideas or technology to up the ante and engage in green behavior; some ideas…