How Much Money Goes to Fossil Energy?

Posted on February 17, 2011, by All Energy

At a recent Board Meeting for MRES the guest speaker, Lynn Hinkle, the Director of Policy Development for Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association, discussed the potential for more jobs in green energy in the State of Minnesota. It was a very impressive presentation and something we felt was very important and worth discussing.

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200 Mile Journey in a Solar Powered Wheelchair

Posted on February 15, 2011, by All Energy

Where will solar energy take you? Haidar Taleb, a 47 year old man from United Arab Emirates, is determined to make a 200 mile journey with solar power. However, he is not using typical transportation methods. Haidar has built himself a solar powered wheelchair and plans to travel 200 miles, breaking a world record he previously had for travelling 80 miles from Abu Dahbi to Sharjah, UAE.

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Will wind or solar power your next car?

Posted on February 08, 2011, by All Energy

We read this article on Fresh Energy's website and thought it was great in relaying the potential solar energy has in reducing oil and coal use by implementing more efficient and solar powered vehicles. Fresh Energy is a nonprofit organization that is working towards a smooth transition into a clean, efficient, and fair energy system.

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Gabrielle Gifford's Solar Advocacy

Posted on February 03, 2011, by All Energy

Gabrielle Gifford's Solar Advocacy

After the tragedy in Arizona we have been glued to our TV's and radios listening for any update on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords status as well as the others injured during that horrific event. In doing so, we at All Energy Solar have been looking into her life as a Congresswoman, and some of the policies and initiatives she supported. It turns out that Gabrielle Gifford was a huge supporter of Solar Energy and energy independence. Thanks to "Solar Fred" and one of his recent posts,  "5 Things You Can Do to Continue Gabrielle Giffords' Solar Advocacy" we can see what types of policies and initiatives she was involved in.

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Electric Vehicles

Posted on February 03, 2011, by All Energy

Electric Vehicles

We've talked about electric and hybrid vehicles in past articles. It makes sense. We as a nation want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Transportation is the heaviest user of that oil. So if we change how we transport, we can make a big difference. So whats the hold up?

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Researchers Aim to Harvest Solar Energy from Pavement to Melt Ice, Power Streetlights

Posted on December 16, 2010, by All Energy

ScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2010) — The heat radiating off roadways has long been a factor in explaining why city temperatures are often considerably warmer than nearby suburban or rural areas. Now a team of engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island is examining methods of harvesting that solar energy to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and potentially use it for many other purposes.

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Renewable Energy Outlook: 2011

Posted on December 15, 2010, by All Energy

As political rivalries and battles over control play out on capitol hill we in the Renewable Energy (RE) industry stand poised for action, hoping that our government will stand behind us in our industry goals. Tremendous support of the RE industry has helped propel this revolutionary technology. Homes, businesses, governments, and non-profits can now invest in reliable energy and feel confident the effects on our environment are positive. So what does the shift in control mean for the coming years?

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Solar Maps Help Foster Sustainable Cities By Stephen Graff

Posted on November 29, 2010, by All Energy

Cities across the U.S. are creating solar maps to help residents learn more about installing solar.

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Xcel Energy Requests Electric Rate Increase

Posted on November 12, 2010, by All Energy

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Northern States Power Company- Minnesota, an Xcel Energy company, today asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve a base Electric rate increase for 2011 and 2012. The company provides electric service to 1.2 million cusomers in Minnesota.

"This case is needed to fund important infrastructure improvements, ensure compliance with increasing regulatory requirements, and respond to changes in the economy," said Judy Poferl, president and CEO of NSP-Minnesota. "While we have worked to manage costs and increase our efficiency, we are not able to avoid this rate request. The increase will support our ability to provide our customers high quality, reliable electric service at a good value, both now and over the long term."

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Big Green Conference

Posted on November 11, 2010, by All Energy

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