In the lower 48 states, the potential from wind power is 16 times more than total electricity demand in the United States, the researchers suggest.
Global wind energy potential is considerably higher than previous estimates by both wind industry groups and government agencies, according to a Harvard University study published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.
The new research surfaced just weeks after T. Boone Pickens, citing rising financing costs, scaled back his plans for the world’s largest wind farm in west Texas.more»
Gov. Ted Kulongoski will attend Oregon Business magazine's celebration of its first annual 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon. The event will be June 1 at the Gerding Theater in Portland. "We are honored to have the governor help us recognize the importance of green ethics in the workplace," says Oregon Business Editor Robin Doussard. "And grateful for his enduring commitment to making Oregon one of the greenest states in the country."more»
Your website navigation is a critical structural component of your website. A well-designed site navigation can create a comfortable and effortless user experience, while a poorly-design navigation can frustrate and chase away your website visitors.
One trend that I dislike is the philosophy of asking me to define "who I am" with website navigation. University websites do this all the time.more»
The 100 Best Green Companies were selected based on sustainable
practices sections from the 100 Best survey process, completed by 372
employers last fall. Participation in the 100 Best survey is voluntary
and free of charge. Companies had to employ at least 15 Oregon workers
at the time of taking the survey.
Employee survey For the 2009 survey nearly 30,000 Oregon workers rated satisfaction and importance in five statements related to sustainable practices.
The Rocky Mountain chapter of the Clean Tech Open (www.cleantechopen.com), the nation's leading clean tech business competition, announced that it has received strong support from the region’s business community, but is seeking additional sponsors for the competition.
The law firm of Faegre & Benson is the Rocky Mountain region's lead Gold sponsor. EKS&H, Hein & Associates, Van Gilder Insurance, and KPMG have also pledged support. Additional local sponsors include:
Currently the United States Congress, under the leadership of Chairman Henry Waxman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Edward Markey of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee, is working on the details of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES). ACES is promoted as a comprehensive approach to America's energy policy. It charts a course towards a clean energy economy. The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) commends the committees' work. Unfortunately, the bill as rewritten misses the mark.more»