Starbucks green power purchases amount to Electrical Wire shenzhougroup.net than
573 million kilowatt-hours annually, or about 55 percent of the organization's
electricity use, EPA said. The EPA's top 50 is headed up by Intel at No. 1,
Kohl's at No. 2 and Whole Foods at No. 3.
The desire is there. What it means and the debate over where
it's going gives my colleague Sanford Nax and I something to contemplate. We
don't really have much of an idea, but work to keep our outlook positive as we
discuss the future of green energy.
Pike predicts the domestic power transmission market will grow
by 3.5 percent over the next five years and by a compound annual growth rate of
1.5 percent internationally over the next decade. Renewables and capacity and
reliability enhancements are among the drivers of the move, researchers
As evidenced by the deal by Europe, much depends on government
involvement. The United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden and signed a memorandum of
understanding for the new offshore grid that would connect a 140 gigawatt
offshore wind farm planned for the North Sea to grids on land.
In this country, the U.S. Department of Energy has launched a
big push to help jump start the effort of offshore power. I wrote this fall that
DOE's embrace is a big step for a neglected resource many believe has the
potential to supply a serious percentage of this nation's electricity
Perhaps the role of government is to ease the regulatory process
somewhat and let the private sector see what floats, or doesn't. At the SJVCEO,
we believe the San Joaquin Valley perfectly positioned to capitalize on clean
energy in its many guises, and we'd certainly love to see rapid development in
Winding Wire green sectors.