Ecology, Energy, Economy

$1.4 Billion in Loan Guarantees to BrightSource Energy

DOE announced on February 22 its conditional commitments for more than $1.37 billion in loan guarantees to BrightSource Energy, Inc. in support of the construction and start-up of three utility-scale concentrated solar power plants (CSP) in the Mojave Desert of southeastern California. The loan guarantee is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and [...]

Whole Foods Announces Alternative Energy Investment

AUSTIN, Texas (April 21, 2009) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) today announces a comprehensive energy commitment that more than triples the number of stores with solar panels, extending its commitment to offset 100 percent of its use of non-renewable electricity with wind energy, and investing in energy reduction opportunities while retrofitting existing stores with [...]

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