Verdant Power seeks license to build a plant with 30 underwater turbines in New York's East River. It would be the first of its kind in the US, expanding the nation's green energy resources.
Buried super-cooled electrical cables may replace towering transmission lines and carry solar and wind energy efficiently over long distances.
In an interview, Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, says the industry needs a renewable energy mandate from the climate conference in Copenhagen and from Congress.
The chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is committed to renewable energy.
Wave power and tidal power are still experimental, but may be little more than five years away from commercial development.
Electric cars could sell battery power back to the grid in an emerging plan called V2G – ‘vehicle to grid.’
Wind power could feed 20 percent of the US energy diet. But first, the country needs a new energy network.
Readers write about giving FERC more authority to site electrical power lines, why curbing population growth will lead to less greenhouse gas pollution, and the UN's efforts to aid in the Rwanda-Congo crisis.
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