The market for renewable energy in Sweden has expanded as a result of the country's decision to close a nuclear reactor in 1999, according to a report prepared for the Canadian government.
River conservation groups in the United States are concerned that a federal agency may change the way in which government regulates hydroelectric dams on public rivers.
A supplier of electricity from renewable energy facilities now is operating in Connecticut.
The Public Service Commission of New York has approved increased funding for wind, solar and biomass energy sources, as well as energy conservation.
The use of renewable energy is one of the reasons for a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in 1999.
A number of suppliers of renewable energy power in California have announced they will suspend deliveries to South California Edison as a result of the utility's default payments.
An alliance has been formed in the United States to market all the ethanol produced by three companies.
A Canadian company says it will introduce an alkaline fuel cell unit later this year.
A U.S. company that manufactures ground-coupled heat pumps has formed a joint venture to market a new system that uses municipal water as a source of energy.
Demand for electricity in the United States will grow by 1.7 percent this year, compared with 5.3 percent last year, according to government forecasts.