Renewable Energy Archives

Cool Planet Energy Systems Announces $168 Million Investment In Louisiana Bio-Refineries

The illustration above shows how plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as part of the natural carbon cycle. During plant respiration and decomposition, the CO2 is released back into the atmosphere (left image). By using plant biomass as the source of our fuel cycle, the fuel created is considered carbon neutral when it is burned, as it only releases back into the atmosphere the same CO2 that was originally captured by the biomass (right image).

New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline and create nearly 500 new direct and indirect jobs in Alexandria and Natchitoches

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.

Rising Tide


The scientists who first sounded the alarm on climate change are back, giving us 87 years to pack up our stuff and get off the beach.

Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy For Sandy-Affected Region

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works aggressively November 6, 2012 to repair a levee breach caused by Hurricane Sandy in Mantoloking, NJ.

Strategy will ensure families, small businesses and communities are stronger, more economically competitive and better able to withstand future storms and serve as a model for communities across the country

IEER Report: Small Modular Reactors a “Poor Bet” To Revive Failed Nuclear Renaissance in U.S.

Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D.

$90 billion in initial manufacturing order book needed, requiring involvement by the Chinese or taxpayer-backed federal subsidies. Major implications anticipated in FL, MO, NC, OR, PA, SC, and TN.

Linde Opens New Offices In Houston, TX


The new offices will house several groups for the company and allow expansion to support a variety of projects managed by Linde Engineering North America Inc.

FIRST WORD: Work In Progress

Jack Rogers

Pull up a comfortable chair and find out who reigns supreme among state, metro and international locations. We hope you agree that the credibility of our rankings continues to improve—and that our new look is snazzy. From the July/August 2013 issue.

China Surges In Renewable Energy, Vehicles In
BF’s Annual Rankings Of Global Leaders


China’s triumph is clouded by a WTO ruling against the PRC’s subsidies of its solar panel industry.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With
Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders


WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.