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- Celebrating Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s 40th Anniversary (06/14/2013)
- Renewable Choice Honored as a ‘Best for the Environment’ B Corp (05/29/2013)
- Ceres Conference Offers Something for Everyone (05/13/2013)
- A Little Energy to Save a Lot: Why Your Company Should Become Energy Star Certified (04/03/2013)
- Sustainability in Supply Chain Remains Top Priority for Major Brands (03/13/2013)
LEED Green Building
- 7th annual Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Sustainability Summit (04/29/2013)
- Greening the Green Building Industry (03/26/2013)
- Earth Rangers Journey to LEED® Platinum (02/21/2013)
- Energy Boost: How RECs Support LEED® Certification and Renewable Energy Development (02/14/2013)
- Making the Most of LEED® (01/31/2013)
- Colorado “Head of Class” for Electric Vehicle Policies (06/10/2013)
- AWEA 2013: Production Tax Credit, State RPS, and Direct Corporate PPA Interest Hot Topics (06/04/2013)
- Good News from Duke Energy (05/29/2013)
- The High Price of Natural Gas (05/24/2013)
- Understanding the Greenhouse Effect (05/23/2013)
- The Relationship between Organic Food and Ecosystem Health (06/18/2013)
- A Letter from the Arctic (05/09/2013)
- Eliminating Toxins from the Air We Breathe (05/07/2013)
- Our Silent Partners in the Fight Against Climate Change (04/26/2013)
- The Power of RECs to Improve Human Health (04/25/2013)
Report Shows Greater U.S. Wind Resources
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/09/2010
A new study by NREL shows the U.S. has greater wind resources than previously estimated.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and AWS Truewind, a renewable energy consulting firm, have collaborated on a project to update information about wind energy resources and potential in... [more]
Study: National RES would add 274,000 jobs
by Kevin Maddaford on 02/11/2010
A strong national renewable electricity standard would add 274,000 U.S. jobs by 2025.
According to a new study released by the RES Alliance for Jobs, a national renewable electricity standard (RES) requiring 25% of electricity to be generated by renewable sources by 2025 would... [more]
How to Support Renewable Energy in the U.S.
by Kevin Maddaford on 07/31/2009
Renewable Choice and our customers supported clean energy projects across the country in 2008.
Renewable energy credits (RECs) provide one of the best mechanisms for individuals, companies and governments to support the development of renewable energy projects in the United States. RECs... [more]
Wind Energy Empowers Indiana Farmers
by Kevin Maddaford on 07/14/2009
Wind turbines on farmland can provide important income for rural families.
Rural farmers in Indiana can earn money from harvesting something other than just their crops: the wind. Leasing a portion of their land to wind energy developers can provide... [more]
Support for Renewable Energy in Western U.S.
by Kevin Maddaford on 06/23/2009
The Obama Administration has announced plans to develop western states’ clean energy potential.
The Western Governors' Association (WGA) held its annual meeting in Park City, Utah, where officials from the Obama Administration signaled strong support for... [more]
Wind Turbines to be Tested on Museum Roof
by Kevin Maddaford on 06/04/2009
Renewable energy for buildings could come in the form of small, rooftop wind turbines.
This summer, wind turbines from five manufacturers will be installed on the rooftop of the Boston Museum of Science. The Wind Turbine Lab, a project of... [more]
Geothermal Resources Mapped for Transmission Lines
by Kevin Maddaford on 04/03/2009
Projects map geothermal resources to maximize impact of new transmission development.
The Obama administration is intent on developing new transmission lines in order to improve the integration of renewable energy into the power grid, and California, Nevada... [more]
Carbon Dioxide May Be Regulated By Clean Air Act
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/27/2009
The EPA is considering classifying carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
In a move that reverses policy from the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that greenhouse gases have negative impacts on... [more]
Federal Agencies to Cooperate on Renewable Energy
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/20/2009
Agreement will expedite development of renewable energy projects on federal land and offshore.
The U.S Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) have announced that they will cooperate to help spur development of renewable... [more]
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Proposed by EPA
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/16/2009
A national reporting system would aid in regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a comprehensive system for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the United States. This... [more]
Renewables Could Supply 40% of Global Electricity
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/13/2009
By 2050 renewable energy might provide 40% of the world’s electricity supply.
Renewable technologies such as wind turbines, solar photovoltaics and biomass currently produce a small portion of the world's electricity, but with proper... [more]
Wind Riding the Rails
by Kevin Maddaford on 03/06/2009
Siemens sent out its first US shipment of wind turbine blades to be transported by train.
Wind turbine components are generally transported from the factory to the project site via trucks, a process rife with logistical challenges. Moving... [more]
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