Zoomable and draggable like a Google map, with potentially prime locations for various clean energy technologies delineated in gradations of color, the newest offering from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) allows everyone from renewable resource enthusiasts to project developers to quickly, accurately and effectively locate the best places for particular types of clean energy development.
Valero Energy Corporation, the nation’s largest independent oil refiner and a leading ethanol producer, and New Hampshire-based biofuels company Mascoma Corporation have launched a joint venture to build a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in the town of Kinross on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced legislation aimed at extending the Production Tax Credit, or PTC.
Beasley Forest Products LLC, the largest hardwood sawmill in the U.S., and specialty contractor Land Care Services LLC, have formed a joint venture, Green Power Solutions, to construct what will be Georgia's largest biomass facility in the city of Dublin, after receiving approval from the state's Public Service Commission.
The newest report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in cooperation with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a clean tech analytics firm, shows that the combined impetus of stimulus funding, feed-in tariffs (FiTs) and renewable portfolio standards (RPS) generated a record $211 billion globally in 2010 in renewable energy investment.