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Sunday, August 09th, 2009 | Author:

The United States House of Representatives passed legislation in early July, 2009 creating an energy standard requiring utilities to acquire at least 15% of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2020.

The Senate will debate in the fall similar legislation which would create demand for up to 100 GW of new wind capacity by the same year, 2020, if it passes, which is not at all certain.

“That would show that the U.S. has a significant dedication to renewables over the next decade,” says Vic Abate, the head of the renewable energy generation unit at General Electric.

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Sunday, August 02nd, 2009 | Author:

It is projected that the development of wind power projects in 2009 will total less than 6,500 MW, which is about 25% than last year, and that’s according to a “best case” scenario. Although wind turbine manufacturing facilities are still being constructed many suppliers have been laying off workers as demand as flattened.

The wind industry is looking to the government for its salvation. The AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) believes that the United States needs to enact a renewable energy standard forcing utilities to create a minimum amount of their electricity from green and renewable sources.

“Tax credits are good for development but not for building the manufacturing chain long term,” says Kathy Belyeu of AWEA.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 | Author:

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is optimistic that the present U.S. Congress will try harder than in past years to pass legislation which would pursue and endorse a strong national renewable energy standard, (RES) whose goal would be to require utilities to produce at least 25 percent by the year 2025 of their electricity from green, renewable energy sources, including wind, biomass, solar and geothermal energy.

An updated analysis produced by the UCS shows that this high standard would create jobs in the “green” energy sector, lower energy bills for consumers all over the U.S. and would reduce harmful emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants, which is the largest contributor to global warming pollution in the United States.

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Thursday, May 07th, 2009 | Author:

sunsetNew York State residents can choose from a large list of ESCOs, Energy Supply Companies, including IDT Energy, Green Mountain Energy, ConEdison Solutions and many others.  Among the benefits of this freedom to choose is that the consumer can decide to support the development of green power- renewable energy sources which generate electricity without damaging the environment.

These renewable energy sources include biomass, wind, solar, solid waste, with the majority supplied from hydropower.

For only a slightly higher cost in your electricity bill you will be:
1.    Protecting the environment from the stresses of fossil fuel use.
2.    Diversifying fuel supply which makes the New York’s electric system more reliable and helps stabilize energy prices.
3.    Helping insure that money spent on energy stays in New York since the need for imported fossil fuels is reduced.
4.    Helping to create jobs by encouraging investment in environmentally friendly producers.
5.    Helping to improve air quality which reduces illnesses.
6.    Leaving a cleaner world for our children.

There are many Green Power service providers to choose from in New York State. Get in touch with one of them and begin to make a difference, in our world and the world we bequeath to our children.

IDT Energy

1-877-887-6866            www.IDTenergy.com

Juice Energy Inc.

1-888-925-8423              www.juice-inc.com

Sterling Planet

1-877-457-2306             www.sterlingplanet.com

Green Mountain Energy Company

1-800-810-7300            www.greenmountain.com

ConEdison Solutions

1-888-320-8991             www.ConEdSolutions.com