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Environmental Bailout?

Environmental Bailout?

The environment needs a bailout. However, there is an inherent quirk in the way the American economy works that makes environmental bailout an unlikely prospect for America. The way free markets work depends on the use of capital. There are two types of capital this article is concerned with; human capital, which are workers, and…

United States Takes Wind Power Gold

United States Takes Wind Power Gold

For the year of 2008, the United States has surpassed Germany as the nation generating the most electricity from wind power. The addition of new windmills has obviously become a commonplace occurrence in America. Part of the reason for this surge in new windmills is likely correlated to the way in which wind farm businesses…

Mirrors Up at New California Solar Thermal Power Plant

Mirrors Up at New California Solar Thermal Power Plant

BAKERSFIELD, California, October 23, 2008 (ENS) – Turning a long line of mirrors to catch the California sunshine, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today fired up the first solar thermal power plant built in California in nearly 20 years. The new Kimberlina concentrating solar thermal power plant in Bakersfield was built by Ausra Inc., a large-scale solar…

Solar Power Troughs to Cover Three Square Miles of Arizona

Solar Power Troughs to Cover Three Square Miles of Arizona

PHOENIX, Arizona, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – If it were operating today, the Solana Generating Station would be the largest solar power plant in the world, but the solar installation planned for Gila Bend, Arizona is not scheduled to start generating power until 2011. Abengoa Solar, a subsidiary of a multi-billion-dollar international technology company based…

Nevada Solar One Dedicated to Power Las Vegas Homes

Nevada Solar One Dedicated to Power Las Vegas Homes

BOULDER CITY, Nevada, February 24, 2008 (ENS) – Nevada Solar One, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant to be built in 17 years, was dedicated Friday at Boulder City, about 32 miles southeast of Las Vegas in the Eldorado Valley. Spread over 400 desert acres, the Nevada Solar One plant uses a parabolic trough…

Air Force Switches on Largest Solar Power Plant

Air Force Switches on Largest Solar Power Plant

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada, December 26, 2007 (ENS) – North America’s largest solar photovoltaic system is now up and generating power at Nellis Air Force Base in the sunny desert of southern Nevada. The $100 million solar power plant at Nellis will supply about 25 percent of the total power used at the base,…