A federal infusion of energy efficiency and conservation funds to cities, counties and tribal governments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was a smashing success, according to a recent report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
While sky-high propane prices are causing hardships for many homeowners, they’re also helping generate interest in renewable alternatives such as wood, solar and geothermal.
A bill signed into law this spring aims to help diversify Iowa’s renewable energy sources beyond wind, offering among other things a first-ever state tax credit for geothermal projects.
A northern Minnesota start-up company wants to develop a municipal sewer heat recovery system, which would heat buildings using warmth from the city’s sewers — minus the stench.
Michigan State University will vote today on an energy plan to transition to 100 percent renewable power, which would make it part of a growing number of college campuses moving away from coal.Photo via the Sierra Club