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Renewables & efficiency Feb 6

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Dark Days for Green Energy

Kate Galbraith, New York Times
Wind and solar power have been growing at a blistering pace in recent years, and that growth seemed likely to accelerate under the green-minded Obama administration. But because of the credit crisis and the broader economic downturn, the opposite is happening: installation of wind and solar power is plummeting.

Factories building parts for these industries have announced a wave of layoffs in recent weeks, and trade groups are projecting 30 to 50 percent declines this year in installation of new equipment, barring more help from the government.
(3 February 2009)

Wyoming wind power
Marc Strassman, Etopia News
Jonathan Naughton at UW’s Wind Energy Research Center on Wyoming wind power

Jonathan Naughton, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming and Director of UW’s Wind Energy Research Center, talks about WERC’s role in the development of wind power in Wyoming, recorded remotely
(5 February 2009)

Mark Rodgers talks about the Cape wind off-shore wind project
Marc Strassman, Etopia News
Mark Rodgers, Communications Director for Cape Wind, talks about the 130 megawatt off-shore wind project, recorded remotely from Massachusetts.
(4 February 2009)

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