In biofuels circles, especially within the walls of the U.S. ethanol industry, Brazil has long been seen as a competitor for America's corn-based fuel. Industry representatives have gone so far as to label Brazil's ethanol industry as a threat to domestic production and U.S. energy independence. In 2011, however, this couldn't be further from the case: data from the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) shows Brazil actually propelled the United States to record ethanol exports last year.
For the second time in as many months, a solar manufacturer is announcing record conversion efficiencies for its solar energy-harvesting products.
In a ruling issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the power purchase agreement between Cape Wind and National Grid has been upheld.
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced legislation aimed at extending the Production Tax Credit, or PTC.