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Keystone XL: Refuting the Approval Rationale

Keystone XL: Refuting the Approval Rationale

Despite all of the efforts being made to resist the construction of the Keystone XL, it will likely gain the approval of U.S. President Barack Obama. Supporting evidence for the notion that we will move ahead with the Keystone XL comes from the corporate sector. Powerful corporate interests have considerable resources that often enable them to


Keystone XL vs. Renewable Energy

A head-to-head comparison demonstrates the superiority of renewable energy over the Keystone XL. If approved, the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline will carry 830,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta to the Gulf Coast in Texas. In addition to risks from spills and potential water impacts, the pipeline will facilitate


Solar Pipeline is 43 Gigawatts Strong!

There are enough solar photovoltaic installations in the pipeline to power 6 million households. NPD Solarbuzz, an industry research and analytics firm, found that U.S. solar developers have more than 43 gigawatts of projects in varying stages of planning and construction on the board. While many of the projects won’t be completed, many will and


Smart Pipeline Technology Testing by SINTEF

As oil production moves into increasingly deeper waters and more environmentally-sensitive areas, the need for reliable pipeline monitoring increases. The SmartPipe project that has been going on since 2006 aims to develop smart pipeline technology for real-time pipeline monitoring. SINTEF researchers have developed an entirely new concept for transmitting data via a belt containing a


Smart Building Industry: Ready to Launch

With the introduction of “smart grid” technology, much of the attention has been focused on how new products will help households become more energy efficient. And while consumer-based smart technologies are great tools to help the everyday person reduce their carbon footprint, it is even more impactful when used by industries on a large scale.


Louisiana’s Solar Boom: Just Getting Started

Louisiana’s solar market presents a baffling study of what happens when market forces come face-to-face with ideology, geography and demographics.  Like most of the country, Louisiana has benefited from the more than 40% drop in average PV panel prices last year.  By most accounts, this trend will continue despite the US Commerce Department’s proposed tariffs


40% of U.S Pipeline is “Small Solar”

Favorable incentives and financing models continue to fuel interest in small solar projects, with installations at schools, municipal buildings, hospitals and retail stores now accounting for 40% of the US pipeline, reports NPD Solarbuzz. More than 1,300 projects under way are between 50 kilowatts (kW) and 500 kW in capacity with a cumulative PV generation


Business is Booming at Martifer Solar

Who says the solar industry is slowing down? Not Martifer Solar USA. The California-based subsidiary of the international Martifer Group has seen a sharp rise in its project pipeline for 2012 growing to more than 100 megawatts (MWs) of anticipated solar installations. That’s a significant jump from it’s work in previous years. For instance, “Our


Obama Rejects Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline

This afternoon, the Obama administration announced its rejection of Canada’s proposed Keystone tar sands pipeline … but TransCanada will be allowed to submit a new application for an alternate route (which they undoubtedly will). The pipeline would deliver 700,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest crude oil down the spine of the US to the Gulf. Obama didn’t make

Solar Semiconductor Partners With Conex On 300 MW Project Pipeline

Solar Semiconductor Inc. and ConexEnergy Inc. have signed an agreement to develop over 300 MWof solar projects at various locations in California and Ontario,Canada. The projects will make use of Solar Semiconductor’sphotovoltaic solar panels and related equipment in both ground-mountedand rooftop applications. In addition, under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work

First Solar (FSLR) Acquires Edison Mission Solar Project Pipeline

First Solar just announced that they have acquired some of Edison Mission Group’s planned solar power projects. According to Reuters,the projects, which are located in the Southwest and California, rangefrom 20MW to 150MW, and are located on private land.The companies arekeeping the financial details of the acquisition private, and utilitieshave not yet signed agreements to