Marsha Johnston's Articles

- October 12, 2012

Wind Power Adds Jobs and Increases Wealth in Rural Communities

The first study to use detailed econometric methods to measure the economic development impacts of wind power installations in a 12-state region between 2000 and 2008 shows a positive...

- October 11, 2012

Aviation Biofuel: Technology-Ready, Needs Capex Infusion, RIN Reforms

By all rights, many believe aviation biofuel producers should be attracting deep-pocketed investors ambitious enough to build the infrastructure necessary to meet a clearly burgeoning...

- October 03, 2012

Solyndra Has No Impact on US Public Support for Solar

The media feeding frenzy over government support for now-bankrupt Solyndra has had no apparent impact on public impressions of solar energy or even of government support for solar,...

- October 02, 2012

US Export-Import Bank Helping To Bring Solar Power To the Caribbean

A $6.4 million Ex-Im Bank loan guarantee for the export of solar modules from West Coast-based SolarWorld Americas to Williams Industries Inc.-Williams EverGREEN Ltd. of St. Thomas,...

- September 28, 2012

Idaho Utility and Wind Power Generators Still Battling Over Wind Energy Curtailment

Idaho Power says it will appeal the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) rejection last week of its proposal to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission that would allow it to...

- September 26, 2012

"Stop RIN Fraud Act" Introduced to Congress: Is It a Viable Biofuels Solution?

Legislation was introduced Thursday in the House of Representatives that would give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to accredit third parties to certify Renewable...

- September 21, 2012

Rule 21 Enhances Renewable Energy Distribution in California

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week handed developers of mid-sized, wholesale renewable energy systems, primarily solar, an important revision to its interconnection...

- September 19, 2012

Worldwide PV Equipment Market Squeeze Continues

San Jose, Calif.-based SEMI's second quarter 2012 report issued Tuesday on worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings and bookings (new and completed orders) saw no immediate relief...

- September 18, 2012

Incremental Advances in Wave Power Technology Not Enough to Temper OPT Q1 Losses

Unlike its tidal ocean power cousin, wave power generation has yet to settle upon a universally accepted technology that delivers efficiency and enough robustness to withstand the power...

Marsha Johnston

Marsha Johnston

Marsha W. Johnston is a freelance writer based in the DC area, specializing in all areas of sustainable development, from renewable energy to agriculture and wildlife conservation.

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