Illinois Holds On To First Place in USGBC’s Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Illinois is leading the pack once again this year on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) top 10 states for LEED green building. Now in its fifth year, the list is based on 2010 census data and includes commercial and industrial projects certified through 2014. Illinois led the way for the second year in a […]

Apple’s Massive Solar Farm Could Power Its Entire California Operations

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Apple is investing in a vast solar plant in Northern California that will generate as much electricity as the company uses to power all its operations in the state. Apple will invest $850 million in the plant through a partnership with First Solar, CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday. It will cover 1,300 acres — equal […]

NSF Grant to Spur Development of Better, Cheaper Aircraft

Posted on: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

A Florida State University researcher is leading an effort to make aircraft cheaper and more efficient by combining the resources and ingenuity of both the academic and business worlds. The National Science Foundation selected Lou Cattafesta, co-director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion, to participate in a unique grant opportunity called the Industry/University Cooperative […]

President Obama, India’s Prime Minister Modi, and the Opportunity to Cooperate on Climate Change

Posted on: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

When I was growing up in New Delhi, the annual Republic Day celebrations were always cause for great national pride. They commemorate the day this large, vibrant democracy’s constitution came into force, after India secured its independence from British colonial rule. This year President Obama will be a special guest for the Republic Day parade, […]

FPL Announces Plans to Install more than 1 Million Solar Panels at Three Additional Solar Power Plants as Part of Continued Strategy of Advancing Affordable Clean Energy in Florida

Posted on: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced details about its plans to build substantially more solar energy capacity as part of its ongoing strategy of advancing clean energy while keeping electricity affordable for customers. Before the end of 2016, FPL intends to build three new solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants that are being designed […]

United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014

Posted on: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW)[i] of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Q3 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year. The numbers come from the latest edition of GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, released today. According to the report, […]

Biomass Plant Awarded New Air Permit

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center has received its Title V air operation permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which includes regulations on air emissions that the biomass plant is already meeting. The biomass plant was given its Title V permit, which replaces its prior construction air permit, after months of air-quality monitoring, according […]

‘Climate Ribbon’ Puts Wind Behind Miami Project

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

For the past year, Swire Properties Inc. has touched the imagination of Floridians with talk of building America’s first “Climate Ribbon,” an environmental management system that uses nature to cool the outdoor air. Now that the ribbon is starting to take form at Swire’s huge $1 billion Brickell City Centre, it won’t be long before […]

Boynton Beach Company Named One of World’s Most Promising Startups

Posted on: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

A Boynton Beach startup was named one of the 50 most promising startups in the world by Global Entrepreneurship Week. Peerless Wind Systems is developing a wind turbine for the urban market, President and CEO Jay Moskowitz said. The helix-shaped turbine, designed by a kinetic artist to be visually appealing, can be mounted on a […]

‘Miracle’ Tech Turns Water into Fuel

Posted on: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

If we’re going to make a move away from fossil fuels, it’s not going to happen overnight; too much of our existing infrastructure and technology is based on coal and petroleum, which would take a lot of time and money to replace. However, synthetic fuels would be a good interim option, especially if they could […]