Tag Archive for solar power

US Energy Department Taps Great Park for 2013 Solar Decathlon

This announcement came in and we had to post because it’s great news about The Great Park and great news about the Federal Government’s committment to alternative and renewable energy and hopefully will rub the climate change deniers on the Register’s editorial pages to do some homework about climate change that isn’t based on research…

Obama Weekly Address: Solar Power & a Clean Energy Economy

In this week’s address, President Obama announced that – due to clean energy incentives launched by his administration – a company called BrightSource plans to break ground this month on a new, revolutionary type of solar power plant. This will put about 1,000 people to work building the facility. And once completed, it will power up to 140,000 homes, making it the largest such plant in the world. But for all the potential of clean energy projects like this one, the GOP recently pledged to scrap all incentives for these projects, even ones currently in progress.

Solar: Innovative Way To Save Schools Money

The OC Register’s Fermin Leal reported yesterday on the Santa Ana Unified School District’s effort to assist in the battle against global warming and rising energy costs. Santa Ana school adding solar power system Saddleback High may soon produce up to 70 percent of the electricity it needs. SANTA ANA – Saddleback High School will…

Obama Weekly Address: A Budget Equal to the Task Before Us

From the White House Blog: The President reflects on lessons from his time spent outside Washington recently, which only reinforced the core principles in his budget. The budget will be his central focus throughout this week: “These investments are not a wish list of priorities that I picked out of thin air – they are…