– American Chemical Society Study: Wind Power Electricity: The Bigger the Turbine, The Greener the Electricity? Manufacturers now can build big wind turbines with great efficiency. Advanced materials and designs permit the construction of large turbine blades without proportional increases mass of the tower and the nacelle.
– American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy: A Defining Framework for Intelligent Efficiency. About a quarter (22 percent) of current U.S. energy consumption could be replaced by what experts are calling “intelligent efficiency.” System efficiency opportunities produce energy savings that dwarf component-based efficiency improvements by an order of magnitude.
– Center for American Progress: The Networked Energy Web: The Convergence of Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid, and Distributed Power Generation as the Next Frontier of the ICT Revolution. The report recommends steps to upgrade and modernize American energy infrastructure through the lens of technology deployment and innovation. Upgrading the energy grid will make the United States less dependent on foreign oil, further integrate renewable energies into mainstream energy production, and create tens of thousands of jobs in industries like manufacturing and information technology.
– Green Mountain Energy Company: 2010-2011 Sustainability Report. As the nation’s longest serving green power retailer, Green Mountain’s sustainability report reinforces the company mission to change the way power is made by providing added transparency into its business. This is the company’s 10th sustainability report and the first time it’s been offered via a consumer-friendly online portal.
– Lighting the Clean Revolution: The Rise of LED Street Lighting and What it Means for Cities. LED City Street Lighting Trial Shows Up to 85 Percent Energy Savings.
– Mortenson Construction: Solar Energy Industry and Construction Trends. Professionals at the 2011 Fall Solar International Conference share their views on the current state of the U.S. Solar Industry and the outlook for the future.
– Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Delivering On Renewable Energy Around the World. How Do Key Countries Stack Up. U.S. production of renewable energy has increased by more than 300 percent in the past decade, but the United States still lags far behind Europe and Indonesia and is only slightly ahead of Mexico in the percentage of electricity it gets from renewable sources.
– World Economic Forum: New Energy Architecture, Enabling an Effective Transition. The energy systems of 124 countries are currently not ready for a transition to a sustainable and secure energy architecture required to harness economic growth.
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