SOLAR 2013 kicked off this morning in Baltimore with nine tracks of parallel sessions that included a forum about the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s JEDI models. JEDI, which stands for Jobs and Economic Development Impact, is a series of free online calculators for estimating employment and other impacts that result from investment in new power generation or fuel production.
A study, co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson, outlines a path to statewide renewable energy conversion, and away from natural gas and imported fuel.
Latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report says that 1,231 MW of new in-service electrical generating capacity came on line in the United States in January 2013- all from wind, solar, and biomass sources.
Japan is striving to become energy self-sufficient by 2040, with plans to build the world’s largest wind farm.
Legislature pushes for more “Green Jobs” training in Nebraska.