Saturday, April 4, 2009


You want to start a new alternative energy company. Install a few windmills or some solar panels or geothermal etc. So how do you which is the best place? The place that would give a good output, the place that would give you a profit. Well, just turn to the usual manager we always turn to. Google!! Now, a collaboration between Google and environmental firms has opened doors to a new mapping tool, the one that tells you where to and where not to install your renewable energy sources.  

With developments like these happening almost every other day, with almost every department putting in its effort, it is hard to believe that there is a lull in the private sector for clean energy. News states that the government stimulus meant for renewable energy has been stagnant and the funds have officially dried up. Companies that deal with energy issues haven't been spared and there has been a parade of lay offs. When you think that the sector is "apparently" booming now hasn't been spared by recession, it's pretty unsettling.

On the other hand, electricity companies like Tennessee Valley Authorities have signed contracts for purchasing 2000 megawatts of electricity from renewable energy by 2011. So, guess it’s a period of contrasts. The period when a “green” collar job is sought-after but also the one that is suppressed by economic breakdown.  



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