Renewable Energy http://www.kplu.org en Biodiesel Industry Puzzled By Loosening Of Alternative Fuel Standard http://www.kplu.org/post/biodiesel-industry-puzzled-loosening-alternative-fuel-standard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the biodiesel industry convenes for a national conference in San Diego today, one of the topics of discussions will be the loosening of the renewable fuel standard.</span></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12676 at http://www.kplu.org Biodiesel Industry Puzzled By Loosening Of Alternative Fuel Standard Renewable Natural Gas from Landfill Fueling Local Buses http://www.kplu.org/post/renewable-natural-gas-landfill-fueling-local-buses <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Natural gas </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from organic waste is gaining momentum as a renewable energy source, and a local transit agency is already on board.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9646 at http://www.kplu.org Renewable Natural Gas from Landfill Fueling Local Buses Funding for an untapped renewable resource: woody biomass on public lands http://www.kplu.org/post/funding-untapped-renewable-resource-woody-biomass-public-lands <p>You could call it power that&rsquo;s growing on trees, but doesn&rsquo;t get put to good use.</p><p>The US Forest service recently announced <a href="http://blogs.usda.gov/2012/07/26/forest-service-announces-4-million-for-alternative-energy-projects/#more-41371">$4-million in grants</a> to support projects that convert wood to energy. It&#39;s part of a <a href="http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/units/tmu/tmugrants.shtml">program</a> that&#39;s meant to support small businesses that create jobs while encouraging alternatives to fossil fuels.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 12:06:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5905 at http://www.kplu.org Snohomish PUD drilling for geothermal energy in Cascades http://www.kplu.org/post/snohomish-pud-drilling-geothermal-energy-cascades <p>The same forces of nature that create natural hot springs and volcanoes may soon become a source of electricity in Snohomish County. The county&rsquo;s Public Utility District <a href="http://www.snopud.com/PowerSupply/Geothermal.ashx?p=1156">has broken ground on a deep geothermic well</a>, just north of the town of Skykomish.</p><p>The exploratory well is the first of its kind in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:23:19 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2565 at http://www.kplu.org Snohomish PUD drilling for geothermal energy in Cascades Community Solar program has benefits, needs more supporters http://www.kplu.org/post/community-solar-program-has-benefits-needs-more-supporters <p>As interest in solar power gains momentum, Seattle City Light is marketing a new program to make it more widely available.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.seattle.gov/light/Solar/community.asp">Community Solar</a> gives people who can&rsquo;t install solar panels on their own homes the chance to reap the rewards of a cash investment in solar power.</p><p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:45:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2260 at http://www.kplu.org Community Solar program has benefits, needs more supporters Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/solar-power-gaining-momentum-seattle <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980832.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980832.mp3</a></p><p>From carousels to picnic shelters and libraries, solar power is becoming more commonplace in Seattle.</p><p>City Light says it has seen big growth in customer demand for alternative energy over the past decade &ndash; and small solar is one of the biggest draws.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2255 at http://www.kplu.org Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle Wind power headed for great expansion in Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/wind-power-headed-great-expansion-northwest <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-968185.mp3</p><p>The amount of wind power in the Northwest is likely to double &ndash; and perhaps triple&ndash; over the next 15 years. That&#39;s according to a new estimate delivered Tuesday. Wed, 11 May 2011 17:44:28 +0000 Rob Manning 1575 at http://www.kplu.org Wind power headed for great expansion in Northwest Clash over changes to renewable energy law http://www.kplu.org/post/clash-over-changes-renewable-energy-law <p>An effort in Olympia to <u>broaden</u> Washington&rsquo;s renewable energy law is running into opposition.</p><p>Green energy groups say the proposed change would weaken the voter-approved Initiative 937.</p><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:59:59 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1070 at http://www.kplu.org Clash over changes to renewable energy law Puget Sound waters test wave energy prototype buoy http://www.kplu.org/post/puget-sound-waters-test-wave-energy-prototype-buoy <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958630.mp3</p><p>An Oregon-based alternative energy company is one step closer to generating electricity from the ocean&#39;s waves. The company has launched a prototype wave energy buoy. For testing, the startup chose the gentler waters of Puget Sound.</p><p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:57:04 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1035 at http://www.kplu.org Puget Sound waters test wave energy prototype buoy Ocean energy ideas proliferate http://www.kplu.org/post/ocean-energy-ideas-proliferate <p>Ideas for harnessing the power of the Pacific Ocean to create clean energy are proliferating.&nbsp; The rush of creativity is creating a flood of visits by electric engineers to coastal communities.<br> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:53:25 +0000 Tom Banse 183 at http://www.kplu.org Ocean energy ideas proliferate