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Oil Spill Underscores the Need for Renewable Resources

Oil Spill Underscores the Need for Renewable Resources

President Obama emphasizes conservation  Pushing all politics aside, the devastating BP oil spill in the Gulf is hard evidence that the United States is relying far too heavily on fossil fuels; fuels that are being rapidly depleted. More than 37 percent of our nation’s energy use comes from oil and Americans consume even more energy (mostly from natural gas and […]
Top 5 Gulf Oil Spill Commentaries You Really Must See

Top 5 Gulf Oil Spill Commentaries You Really Must See

Here are 5 industry reactions to the gulf oil spill that will make you laugh, cry and hopefully take some action. I had been expecting it to happen ever since the oil started to gush at the bottom of the gulf.  We all knew that the renewable energy industry would pounce on this disaster and make all kinds of claims […]
A Look Inside Four Solar Labs Offers a Glimpse of What’s New in PV R&D

A Look Inside Four Solar Labs Offers a Glimpse of What’s New in PV R&D

Research in solar photovoltaics is alive and well, as many government and university labs around the country are investing resources and pushing the envelope. A sampling of labs shows they’re working on both thin-film and crystalline, with nanotechnology playing a big part, as expected. But some labs are exploring angles you wouldn’t normally think about.
How We Use and Save Energy

How We Use and Save Energy

When I picked up a gallon of milk at the store today, I looked at it in a new way. I was buying energy. This insight came courtesy of the US Energy Information Administration‘s recent  ‘Today in Energy’ article about industrial energy consumption. It turns out that we use about 30 percent of our energy for industrial processes, according to the […]