Northern California Power Agency Member Uses Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce CO2 Emissions, Enhance Green Energy Usage

The City of Palo Alto recently celebrated its ranking as the number one renewable energy program in the U.S., according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). PaloAltoGreen, a voluntary green energy purchasing program, now boasts a membership of one in five ratepayers. While the national average for enrollment in similar programs is less than two percent, PaloAltoGreen saw a five percent membership increase in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »


Puget Sound Energy [the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD)] today issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) for expansion of the companys already ambitious energy-efficiency programs and new power-supply acquisitions. Read the rest of this entry »

January 10, 2008

Geothermal Systems Contribute to a Cleaner Environment and Savings on Home Energy Bills

For most homeowners, up to 70 percent of a home’s total energy bill goes toward heating, cooling and hot water. Geothermal systems like the Envision series by WaterFurnace (TSX: WFI) capitalize on the solar energy stored year-round just below the earth’s surface to provide free, geothermal energy that increases the efficiency of home heating, cooling and hot water systems and reduces energy bills. Read the rest of this entry »

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Enviromena Power Systems LLC, an Abu Dhabi-based alternative energy systems integrator. As a distributor of solar power products and consulting services, Enviromena will provide Carmanah’s solar power solutions from its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to its customers throughout the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With representation around the world, Carmanah is a global designer and manufacturer of renewable and energy-efficient technologies including solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems, and LED-illuminated edge-lit signage. Read the rest of this entry »