renewable energy http://apr.org en 'Carbon Capture' One Key to Combating Global Warming http://apr.org/post/carbon-capture-one-key-combating-global-warming <p>The question of how to reduce the pollution that causes global warming is now a hot topic since new carbon limits were announced by the EPA earlier this month.&nbsp; Those proposed rules aim to reduce national carbon emissions from existing power plants 30 percent by the year 2030.&nbsp; In Alabama, the goal is 27 percent.&nbsp; The boom in natural gas could help, as could investments in renewable energy like wind and solar.&nbsp; Another method is what’s called “carbon capture.”&nbsp; Dr. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:40:23 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 53327 at http://apr.org 'Carbon Capture' One Key to Combating Global Warming Wind Legislation Faces Public Hearing http://apr.org/post/wind-legislation-faces-public-hearing <p>The first ever state regulations on wind energy could become law soon.&nbsp; The legislation has already passed in the Senate and a public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow in the House.&nbsp; Texas-based Pioneer Green Energy is charging the <a href="http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACTIONViewFrameMac.asp?TYPE=Instrument&amp;INST=SB12%20&amp;DOCPATH=searchableinstruments/2014RS/Printfiles/&amp;PHYDOCPATH=//alisondb/acas/searchableinstruments/2014RS/PrintFiles/&amp;DOCNAMES=SB12-int.pdf,SB12-eng.pdf," target="_blank">legislation</a> is intended to stop two of their wind farms fro Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:42:19 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 48569 at http://apr.org Wind Legislation Faces Public Hearing Updated: Future of Wind Power in Alabama at a Defining Moment http://apr.org/post/updated-future-wind-power-alabama-defining-moment <p>A bill now before the Alabama House would set the state’s first regulations on wind farms.&nbsp; The plan would mean building large wind mills to generate electricity. The plan to regulate wind power in Alabama passed the Senate last week by a vote of 24-to-6.&nbsp; Bill sponsor Republican Phil Williams represents Etowah and Cherokee Counties. He says he started looking into wind farms when he learned of two projects planned for his district.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:41:41 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 47523 at http://apr.org Updated: Future of Wind Power in Alabama at a Defining Moment