Viewing Posts from February, 2011
NRG Systems, building exterior from Riggs Road. Photo credit: Carolyn BatesAt our company, sustainability is engrained in our culture and a part of the values that drive our business decisions. We think it not only makes good business sense, but it’s the right thing to do.
Image via WikipediaI first wrote in early 2010 to offer one possible road map to replacement of the generating capacity of Vermont’s aging Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont. In the intervening year, Yankee has proven even more unreliable and rickety than it appeared then, the Vermont State Legislature...
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Competition or cooperation with China will seem like an odd question to many in the U.S. wind industry. Since my last blog post on China, you may have noted the Global Wind Energy Council announcement that China passed the USA for installed wind capacity:
Africa has been known as “the dark continent.” A night satellite photo reveals that most of the continent is indeed dark at night. The book points out that most of Africa’s 1 billion people go to bed when it gets dark or make do with fuel based lighting, fires or moonlight.
Add to this, the potential health risks, some of which have been catalogued by the NRDC, and the societal costs begin to rise.In a study prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy (pdf), researchers found that the natural gas industry would pay close to $10 billion...