renewable energy technologies

Biodiesel the Fuel of Choice for Orlando Public Transit

Article: Biodiesel the Fuel of Choice for Orlando Public Transit

ORLANDO, Florida, August 4, 2008 (ENS) – A $2.5 million agreement signed at the Farm to Fuel Summit Thursday in Orlando creates a private-public partnership to help green Orlando’s public transportation. Governor Charlie Crist joined Linda Watson, chief executive officer of LYNX Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, to sign the agreement that awards $2.5 million…

Florida's Environment Agency Makes Do With Smaller Budget

Article: Florida's Environment Agency Makes Do With Smaller Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 11, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Charlie Crist Wednesday signed into law a stripped down $66 billion budget that provides just $2 billion to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, to preserve and enhance the state’s land and water resources. Florida’s environmental programs have lost roughly one billion dollars per year over…

Florida Renewables Key to 2008 Climate Summit

Article: Florida Renewables Key to 2008 Climate Summit

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, April 30, 2008 (ENS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist today announced the 2008 Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change. This is the second such summit convened by the governor, who says that since last year’s summit, Florida’s “green” economy has grown. “Florida’s businesses continue to demonstrate that there is gold…

U.S. Wind Power Generation Grows by 45 Percent in 2007

Article: U.S. Wind Power Generation Grows by 45 Percent in 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – Overturning all previous records, the U.S. wind energy industry installed 5,244 megawatts of power in 2007, expanding the nation’s total wind power generating capacity by 45 percent in a single calendar year and injecting an investment of over $9 billion into the economy, according to the American Wind…

Feds Help Hawaii Move to 70% Renewables by 2030

Article: Feds Help Hawaii Move to 70% Renewables by 2030

HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – Rich in sun and wind, Hawaii is on track to become one of the world’s first economies based on clean energy resources under a long-term agreement signed today by representatives of the state and federal governments. The agreement sets a goal of using renewable resources such as wind,…

Energy [R]evolution

Article: Energy [R]evolution

In a world where nothing seems to happen unless somebody, somewhere, gets really rich for signing papers, there is finally hope for global environmental health. A new joint report has been released by the European Renewable Energy Council and Greenpeace. This report states, among other things, that the U.S. could create electricity consistent with rising…