When planning a cruise, make sure to set sail with an environmentally friendly cruise ship. Since the ships are like floating cities, make sure the cruise you take is not damaging the water that it floats in.
other big solar project got a needed a ray of hope today from the U.S. Department of Energy, which announced conditional loan guarantees of nearly $1 billion for the Agua Caliente Solar LLC project in Yuma County, Arizona.
The 290 megawatt project will be the largest photovoltaic generation facility in the world, according to its owner, NRG Solar of Carlsbad, Calif.
The California Public Utilities Commission today approved a Pacific Gas and Electric Company plan for a new solar photovoltaic program. Once complete, the utility company said the initiative will generate up to 500 megawatts of clean energy, enough to meet the needs of about 150,000 homes in PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area.
SACRAMENTO, CA (KGO) — Most people probably have not thought much about what it takes to get the power to your house when the lights are turned on, but the nation’s electrical grid is a complex network of switches and cables that span the nation. As California turns up the power on green energy, getting that power to consumers is presenting some unique problems.
High above the ground, on the border of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, PG&E crews routinely fly helicopters within inches of high-voltage power lines to keep them clean.
“It does take a lot of resources. We are devoting almost half of our capital budgets for just replacing and maintain and taking care of the equipment that we have,” says Kevin Dasso with PG&E.
West Coast Green, a gathering that‘s part expo, part trade show and part thought conference, will be showcasing leading edge green projects when it opens at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco this coming weekend.
One of the largest conferences devoted to the “built environment,” the event attracts speakers with architectural, design and construction expertise from around the nation.
Visitors to the 2009 conference, Oct. 1-3, will be able to see demos of hundreds of products, as well as examples of green design, such as a large hanging garden constructed on a bamboo framework that will be suspended over the bay. The installation aims to show how green can be beautiful and useful, using vegetation to mitigate heat, sequester carbon and improve water and air quality.