Perhaps more than any other sitting U.S. President, Barack Obama has been Commander in Chief through some of the most obvious examples of what climate change will do to America. The last few weeks alone have given us severe droughts in some areas of the country while others have seen unprecedented flooding; The state of Colorado is battling some of the worst wildfires in their history; and massive heat waves are engulfing large swaths of America. And let’s not forget the massive snowstorms in the winter of 2010 – 2011.
The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's.
Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc. (RES Americas) has completed the construction of a wind farm in Oklahoma.
Located in Dewey County, the Crossroads Wind Farm is comprised of 98 Siemens wind turbines that when combined can generate up to 227.5 MW of renewable energy. Crossroads, which took 12 months to construct, is RES Americas' first wind development in Oklahoma.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Installations and the Environment, the agency’s enormous landholdings in the Mojave and Colorado deserts of California, across four military installations, hold enough suitable space to generate 7,000 megawatts (MW) of solar energy.
SunPower Corporation stocks were up over 5% Wednesday afternoon following the company's announcement that it had begun construction on a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project in California.
BP plc and Sempra Energy have announced plans to make a combined investment of $1 billion dollars to develop two wind farms.