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
Despite being in one of the worst regions in the country for geothermal power, two Michigan cities are nevertheless finding ways to save on energy costs by tapping the earth’s natural heat.Photo courtesy Wyandotte Municipal Services
University of Minnesota researches have developed a way to use sequestered carbon dioxide to produce geothermal energy.