Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday Night Renewable Energy Reading

I'm watching "Attack of the Show" and trying to stay in the pop culture mainstream after getting a beating by coworkers today because I hadn't heard of the Ironman movie (lame, I know). Husband Joram agrees that I really need to get with it. Apparently CNN, the Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio and energy blogs aren't filling the void (go figure).

Here's what I'm reading while getting caught up on the rest of the world:
  • Lots of folks are psyched about biofuel from algae. Here's the latest technology that uses a vertical system of growing algae in long rows of rotating plastic bags. While a pond has a limited amount of surface area for algae to grow, this mechanism has a lot more surface area.
  • Ohio just passed a renewable energy standard that requires the state to get 12.5 percent of its energy from renewables by 2025. That may not sound like much, but Ohio's a major industrial state that ranks fourth in the amount of electricity it uses. The Buckeye State is the 25th state (plus the District of Columbia) to enact a mandatory renewable energy standard, meaning that a majority of the country (including DC) now has standards for clean energy!

1 comment:

Joram said...

Did you hear that a new Indiana Jones movie is coming out? ;)