Our content is, and has always been, free. RenewableEnergyAccess.com will certainly stay that way. And yes, you are correct -- PennWell is an excellent company.
To everyone, from of all of us at REA, our greatest thanks
to all of you for all of your support and kind encouagement!
Jefe's comment above, asks: "Why is Renewable Energy Access trying to force feed us this proposal?". Far from force feeding, at RenewableEnergyAccess.com we are objectively offering information from as close to the source as we can of what's going on in the world of renewable energy. Lest we bury our heads in the sand, we hope to give our readers the opportunity to be informed -- pro or con -- so that they can make decisions for themselves in the often hardball world of energy.
Tim, please be quiet and listen for awhile. When a good dialogue is started and then someone trys to dominate on the web ... People stop. Give some others room for a while. You can always come back later to make a point. Thanks.
Again, thanks for taking the time to respond. We value your comments here and those we receive via email.
I'll try to use keywords from your comments, and respond with our rationale for the current look. However, as with any portal of this scope, it's a work in process and we will continue to improve with your help and patience.
"Pages too long, too many ads"
We chose a larger font size and ledding between sentences simply to make it easier to read. It does result in longer pages. There are actually the same amount of ads as our previous site. Practically speaking, with advertisers we would not be offering the Free news services that we all enjoy.
"Missing Today's Headlines"
Good news! The summaries are still there. You reach them by a pull down menu below the NEWS tab. Please don't be timid. Experiment and jump around the site. Explore. The presentation and interrelationship of the news offerings has improved tremendously.
"Where's the News Archive"
Again, please go to the NEWS tab and poke around the pulldown menu. You'll be able to see recent stories and features, and more. If you are looking for a much older story, you can also go to SEARCH and type in a keyword(s) or headline if you remember, and let the site do the searching for you. There are more than 8,000 stories in the database covering all renewable energy technologies.
Again, thanks for your comments.