In the News: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

In the News: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

The Great Lakes huge potential for wind energy development drives industry interest
Offshore wind has not yet developed in the United States like it had in Europe and the first U.S. commercial offshore wind turbines are expected to be on the East Coast, but the Great Lakes is a player.

Majority in UK accept wind turbines on landscape-poll
A majority of British people accept the look of wind turbines on the landscape and around two thirds favour wind power as an energy source, a sample of over 1,000 adults surveyed across the United Kingdom showed.

NASA Boasts “Greenest” Federal Building in the United States
Daily Tech
NASA, which has installed solar panels, a small wind turbine and a Bloom Energy Box fuel cell, was awarded a LEED Platinum rating this week for its NASA Sustainability Base.

Push for alternative energy in E. Africa gets fresh boost
The Citizen
Plans are in the pipeline to establish a regional renewable energy association that would pioneer and promote the use of relevant technologies, it has been learned. The plan, spearheaded by independent energy associations, and non-government organizations, seeks to mobilize a common voice and platform, from which to pressure governments in the region to facilitate more investments in the renewable energy development.

Iowa renewable energy program off to a slow start
Chet Culver’s signature program for renewable energy research and development is off to a slower and rockier start than the former Iowa governor predicted, with a fraction of the money spent five years after its creation, according to a review by the Associated Press.

Good “Green” Job Opportunities in Fast-Growing “Green” Energy Industry
Job creation—good quality job creation more specifically—has been a bugaboo for a U.S. economy still struggling to turn the corner on one of the deepest financial-driven recessions in U.S. history. While many business leaders, economists and U.S. government representatives, including President Obama, view the fast-growing U.S. renewable energy and clean technology sectors as economic engines that can go a very long way toward assuring healthy job creation for decades to come, others have staunchly opposed public sector support for their development.

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