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Wind, Solar Could Play Bigger Roles in Future US Energy Mix

Wind, Solar Could Play Bigger Roles in Future US Energy Mix

"U.S. climate change legislation now before Congress would mandate that by 2020, 15 to 20 percent of the nation's electricity supply would come from renewable sources like wind and solar.

Currently wind and solar contribute only about 2 percent, with hydropower providing an additional 6 percent.

The new report examines the potential of wind and solar electricity in the United States
Can these renewable sources meet the nation's energy needs?

Senior Design Team Wins $75,000 Phase II EPA Funding

The award-winning senior design project, “Cool Roof Coatings Utilizing Glass Hollow Microspheres for Improved Solar Reflectance,” increases the reflectance of cool roof coatings while cutting raw material costs.

GreenFile - Open Access Resouce for Green Information

GreenFile provides access to well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Recycling Directory from OurEarth

The OurEarth.org website began as a simple idea to make it easier for people to find environmental information.  There are outstanding environmental programs, activities, initiatives, ideas, and grassroots efforts across the country but it can be difficult to sort through all of the websites and information available.  As a result, important natural resources, energy savings, and pollutant reductions are lost each and every day, causing u

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