Monday, April 19, 2010

Renewable Energy News, April 19, 2010

Local couple shows off energy-efficient home - Brattleboro Reformer
After the time and money they invested into their 1906 cape-style house, John and Barbara Evans opened their home on Kipling Road to the public Saturday. The couple wasn't showing off a new addition or a renovated kitchen; instead, they proudly displayed their energy-efficient home.
Sanders hosts geothermal roundtable in Burlington |
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hosted a roundtable on Saturday to discuss geothermal energy’s role in moving Vermont to a cleaner, more sustainable and more energy-independent future.
Edison blankets warehouse roofs with solar panels -
The view from a warehouse roof here is consistent. In every direction, there are blocks and blocks of warehouse roofs baking in the Southern California sun. Rather than letting them sit bare, a California utility hopes to blanket roofs like these with solar panels to produce enough electricity to power 162,000 homes. Southern California Edison has installed solar on two warehouse roofs and is working on another in the Los Angeles region. The utility expects to do 100 to 125 more, totaling about 1.5 square miles of roof space in the next five years.
Obama Administration Courts the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Support Kerry-Graham-Lieberman
As the April 26th release date of the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman "American Power Act" nears, the Obama Administration has been increasingly vocal about its support and intention to work with all sides to get the bill passed this year. It will be a heavy lift, and the Administration has been moving forward to secure support
Are utility companies ready for full smart grids?| Energy Collective
Tom Raftery, from Redmonk, asks: what does the smart grid "mean in practice and is this something utility companies have given enough thought to?"
Cleantech Blog: Thoughts on a Clean Energy Development Authority
Richard T. Stuebi, from NorTech Energy Enterprise, comments on the concept of a clean energy development authority.
Using Tax Incentives to Drive the Clean Energy Economy | Center for American Progress
Joseph Romm's testimony on clean energy tax incentives before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee

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