EERE Network News
January 17, 2007
News and Events
BP is currently building a 300-megawatt (MW) wind power plant in Colorado and has plans to build a 100-MW wind plant in west Texas, a 60-MW wind plant in central Texas, a 65-MW wind plant in North Dakota, and a 20-MW repowering project in California.
The Long Island Power Authority has issued a request for proposals for a 5-megawatt fuel cell power plant to be located near the southwest shore of the island. The fuel cell will draw its fuel from an adjacent natural gas distribution hub while providing heat to help operate the distribution hub.
Five recent reports prepared for the California Energy Commission indicate that anaerobic digesters work well and can provide several benefits to dairy farms, but the farm owners may want to use the systems to meet on-farm power needs rather than trying to earn benefits from their utility.
The idea of Energy Star lights may call to mind compact fluorescent lamps, but a new DOE effort will lead to Energy Star labeling for a newer class of energy efficienct lights: light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.
Appliances in standby mode in New Zealand homes consume 57 watts per household. That's just one conclusion of an in-depth energy study conducted in New Zealand. When the homes powered down, but still left refrigerators and other appliances running, they consumed 112 watts on average.
Depending on your scientific bent, 2006 was either the fifth warmest year on record or its difference in temperature from other record-warm years is statistically insignificant. U.K. meteorologists expect the message to be clearer next year, as higher global temperatures set an unquestionable record.