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Creating Energy Champions

Creating Energy Champions

In late January, I had the great pleasure of joining a group of Charlotte, N.C. city employees at an “Energy Champions” training hosted by Duke Energy and Charlotte Center City Partners. The city workers were bursting with enthusiasm, inventing creative ideas on the spot about how to motivate people to reduce energy use in the

eSolar’s Award-Winning Plant Powers SoCal

Last December, eSolar’s Sierra SunTowersolar power plant won Power Engineering Magazine’s “Best Renewable andSustainable Project” award for 2009. The distinguished award is one offour the magazine gives out each year to projects in one of thefollowing categories: gas-fired, coal-fired, nuclear and renewable. Located 60 miles north of downtown Los Angeles in Lancaster,California, the 5-megawatt commercial

Who’s Winning the Cleantech Arms Race? (TSL,CSIQ,FSLR)

TheUnited States is rarely referred to as a silver-medal nation. Butthat’s exactly what we’re becoming with respect to the race for cleanenergy. There’s been progress on domestic soil to be sure. Installed windcapacity has grown over 900% since 2000. Solar installations have keptsimilar pace. But there’s an unexpected place where clean technology is beingdeployed at