Europe’s alternative energy industry feeling the heat

June 9th, 2009

Across Germany’s Solar Valley and beyond, the story is the same, despite the subsidies and the continuing rhetoric from Berlin about the threat from global warming. Workers are struggling with lower pay and are being hit not just by a global recession but by a crisis in an industry whose potential was once considered almost limitless.

http://spie.org/x35406.xml?highlight=x2358&ArticleID=x35406

Editorial: The green jobs revolution

June 8th, 2009

Wind and waste.

That’s what will lead the way for Muskegon into the green jobs industry. But it’s going to take a conscious effort to join the revolution.

http://www.mlive.com/opinion/muskegon/index.ssf/2009/06/editorial_the_green_jobs_revol.html

Alternative energy blowing in the wind

June 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON — Louisiana’s third-oldest settlement could become the state’s first to have a wind turbine, bringing it closer to energy independence and ahead of a nationwide call for increased use of renewable resources.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/47170797.html

Solar, Minnesota energy

June 7th, 2009

Imagine gliding along University Avenue in a light-rail car powered by solar-generated electricity and spotting solar energy panels on nearly every rooftop you pass. Better still, imagine that one of the buildings outside your window is a manufacturing site for solar panels, employing hundreds of workers.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentary/47070762.html?elr=KArksc8P:Pc:U0ckkD:aEyKUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Renewable Alternatives

June 7th, 2009

China, second only to the United States in terms of power consumption, announced this week that it will spend about 100 billion yuan ($14..6 billion) to more than double its wind power capacity by 2010 over last year. More than 200 billion yuan was allocated to energy saving and carbon reducing projects under China’s stimulus plans.

http://www.kciinvesting.com/articles/9971/1/Renewable-Alternatives/Page1.html



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