The renewable energy sector could drive economic development in Africa

July 25, 2011, DUBAI, UAE,(Coal Geology): The renewable energy sector could drive economic development in Africa and could possibly compete internationally in future, London-based merchant bank NextEnergy Capital CEO Stefano Sommadossi told Engineering News Online. Renewable energy companies and developers in Africa are struggling to get their projects off the ground because they don’t have…

Adjustable lighting allows bright light while cooking and lower lighting at the table. It also cuts energy cost

A Dim Idea for Brighter Utility Costs

March 11, 2011, (Coal Geology/ NewsUSA) – Americans look to a dimmer future, not because worldwide destruction looms, but because dimming light bulbs helps save energy. Many people don’t consider their light bulbs a major expense. But if every American homeowner installed one energy-efficient light bulb in an existing light fixture, the nation would save…

Renewable electricity in German homes surpassed 17 percent in 2010

March 1, 2011, BERLIN and TOKYO, (Coal Geology): Germany’s homeowners choose renewable energy. The share of renewable electricity in German homes surpassed 17 percent in 2010 and solar installations doubled. This demand is drawing companies to Germany’s renewable energy industry. Germany Trade & Invest will have representatives at the International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo and…

Onshore Renewable Energy Workshop on February 9, 2011

February 8, 2011, WASHINGTON, DC (Coal Geology) On Wednesday, February 9th the Department of Interior will host an onshore renewable energy workshop. The two-day conference will bring together stakeholders from across the government, renewable energy industry, and conservation community to discuss the administration’s efforts to rapidly and responsibly stand-up renewable energy projects on our nation’s…

GreenCo to Purchase Renewable Energy Certificates from New Duke Energy Commercial Solar Project in North Carolina

MURFREESBORO, N.C., Jan. 24, 2011 /Coal Geology/ — GreenCo Solutions and North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation will purchase renewable energy certificates and electricity, respectively, from a new solar project Duke Energy is acquiring from SunPower in Hertford County. Groundbreaking at the 6.4-megawatt (DC) Murfreesboro Solar Project (equivalent to 5 MW AC) is expected this spring.…