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How Net Metering Works

We’ve all heard about how wonderful renewable energies can be for global warming and our planet’s energy future, but how does your pocket book feel about it? Odds are, it’s a little skeptical and that’s pretty understandable. After all, investing in a solar or wind power system for your home could potentially cost thousands of dollars. […]

September 5th

Nuclear Power: The Facts & The Fiction

There are few issues in the environmental movement as polarizing as nuclear power. On one hand, nuclear provides a huge, baseload energy source that has no real carbon footprint. On the other hand, it’s easy to see why people are against it: just this week a senior nuclear expert advised that California’s nuclear power plant […]

September 4th

America’s Energy Mix: How Much Renewable Energy Do We Have?

Great stories are everywhere about the solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass revolution. Our sister site, CleanTechnica, regularly covers the booming business of renewable energy and clean technology, with its vast potential to offset dangerous emissions and help defray the effects of climate change. With all the good news (and what media company would want to […]

May 15th

Geothermal Energy Potential in California!

This press release from Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) shares the great news that the potential for geothermal energy is largely untapped in the largest state in the United States. That’s good news for renewable energy sectors and bad news for the fossil fuel industries. And according to Planetsave there is still a lot of potential […]

February 21st

Exercise to Create Renewable Energy

If you walked into an energy generating gym, you might not notice at first. You’d see your regular sweaty, toned bodies on sleek workout machines, but there’s a special icing on the cake here – these machines are hooked up to batteries that generate electricity. Essentially, kinetic energy from your workout is converted into DC, then converted into AC, the form of electricity used by most homes and appliances today. So your workout could potentially power the whole building, or even sell it back to the grid. You can exercise to create renewable energy, what a novel concept.

May 17th

The Future of US Wind Power

It’s amazing to think that wind power could actually be on the decline when the alternative energy sector seems to be just taking off in the United States.  Wind power generation broke records in 2009 with 9.8 GW of new installation; however, this expansion of growth is slowing down dramatically as favorable sites are already […]

June 4th

Kenya’s Biggest Geothermal Project Planned: 280 MW

For a country which can only supply electricity to about 10 percent of its citizens, Kenya has been able to do rather well as far as using renewable energy for its power. Some 90 percent of Kenya’s electricity is produced with hydroelectric dams, which are susceptible to droughts, and its current geothermal plants only produce […]

March 2nd

US Biodiesel Production Reaches Commercial Scale Thanks to Tax Incentives

Enacted in 2004, the current biodiesel tax incentive program helps make the fuel competitive with petroleum based diesel. Unfortunately, the current incentive program will expire on December 31, 2009 at a time when “U.S. biodiesel production has reached commercial scale, and the nation has realized the job creation, environmental and energy security benefits that come […]

November 25th