By Mark Trumbull | Christian Science Monitor: American incomes continued to rise in February, but not enough to offset rising prices at the gas pump and grocery stores. The unwelcome shift points to a potential danger spot in the economic recovery — the risk that inflation could chip away at consumer well-being. Overall, income from […] Read More

By Daniel S. Friedman and Doris W. Koo of Crosscut: The world’s greenest, most energy-efficient office building is taking root in Seattle. And while the project will deliver a wide array of environmental benefits, it will also increase knowledge and create positive economic impacts that are equally significant for the people of Seattle and beyond. […] Read More

From the Anchorage Daily News: The Anchorage Municipal Light and Power board met today and decided to forward a proposal to a company that wants to develop and sell power from a wind turbine farm on Fire Island. But ML&P, a city-owned power company, did not release any information about the offer, saying only that […] Read More

By Molly Dischner | Peninsula Clarion: As the liquified natural gas plant in Nikiski prepares for its final shipments, a tidal power company is preparing to begin collecting environmental data in the same area. Ocean Renewable Power Company received a permit to begin studying the area last week. Tuesday, it held a meeting at the […] Read More

From the Bristol Bay Times: Grant money garnered from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund will fund wood boilers for community buildings in Igiugig, Iliamna, Kokhanok and Port Alsworth, plus a wind turbine for Port Heiden, Lake and Peninsula Borough officials say. In the latest round of energy fund grants, the borough received $369,000 for installation […] Read More

From Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced bipartisan legislation to accelerate the deployment of hydroelectric power projects across the country. The Hydropower Improvement Act has nine original co-sponsors, including Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell (D), making hydropower a […] Read More

From the Dutch Harbor Fisherman: “This was started by people before me,” said Ernie Weiss, Aleutians East Borough community development coordinator and former mayor of King Cove. “The more I get into it, the more excited I get.” On Feb. 17, the Aleutians East Bay Borough Assembly passed a resolution supporting the city of False […] Read More

By Dana Blankenhorn, The main renewable energy industries grew 35% last year, and revenues should double again this decade, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2011 report issued today by Clean Edge Inc., the Portland-based research company. This boom has been going on for a decade and shows no signs of stopping, the report […] Read More

By Alasdair Cameron, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia – To date much of the focus on tidal power has been on the Eastern side of the Atlantic with demonstration projects in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Over on the Western side however, the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia looks set to give the old country […] Read More

By DERRICK PENNER, Vancouver Sun: Vancouver-based developer Concord Pacific has put a $70-million wind farm onto the Saskatchewan electricity grid generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 20,000 of its condominium homes, the company said Tuesday. The wind farm, named Red Lily I, consists of 16 wind turbines capable of turning out […] Read More