Former President Jimmy Carter – who famously started his career as a peanut farmer – has leased a ten-acre site in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, to SolAmerica Energy for development of a 1.3-MW solar project, which will provide over 50 percent of the power needs of the city. A ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by company and city officials, as well as the Carter family, took place at the site on February 8.
Talk about muscle cars! Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Mr. Olympia and “Governator” of California from 2003-2011, has jostled his way into the electric car market – teaming up with his countrymen at Austrian firm Kreisel Electric to create the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The car is described on the Kreisel blog as an “iconic off-road vehicle.”
Commissioner Kristine Svinicki has been appointed by President Donald Trump to be chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, replacing the current chairman, Stephen Burns– effective immediately – according to a report by Platts on January 26. David Castelveter, director of NRC’s Office of Public … Read more…
The Alliance to Save Energy is calling on legislators to restore common-sense energy efficiency tax breaks for American consumers and businesses that Congress –“ like a Grinch,” the energy efficiency coalition said – allowed to expire on December 31.