Energy efficiency Features for July 2009

Energy efficiency Features Archive

US sets the standard with Federal renewable electricity Bill

For the first time in history, a US Congressional committee has approved legislation that would establish a federal renewable electricity standard as well as a price for carbon emissions. Don C. Smith examines the Bill's most important provisions and assesses the reactions of the American renewables and energy efficiency communities towards the Bill.

Solar mapping: demystifying solar potential

Talk to anyone and they'll tell you in principle they think solar energy is a good idea. But we haven't harnessed it for conversion to electricity utnil fairly recently and even today barriers still exist that -prevent solar energy entering the mainstream. But could solar mapping help bring the technology further into the public domain?