Thursday, June 28, 2007

Alternative Energy Daily News - June 28, 2007

  • Hotels now are rolling out all sorts of green programs, in part because their business guests in particular are demanding it, and in part because the hotels are finding that going green saves money.

  • Technology that allows truckers to run the air conditioning inside their cabs, keep soda cold or watch TV without idling their big rigs was introduced at a Bordentown truck stop Tuesday, the third New Jersey location to install diesel pollution-reducing devices.

  • The Pennsylvania Legislature is working on legislative action that would mandate a 1,250% increase in the solar requirements provided by electric utilities over the next 15 years.

  • Despite its government's slow action on the issue of climate change, the U.S. financial community has done what it has always done so well, and that is pour money at an opportunity, i.e., the renewable energy sector.

  • The EPA has offered tighter standards for ozone pollution for the first time since 1997 but critics say the proposal is more lax than what the EPA's own experts recommended.