This review is based on the Clean Technology Fund Investment Plans that have been publicly disclosed on the Climate Investment Fund website as of 25 October 2009.
p>Wind energy systems generate electricity by using turbines to capture the wind’s energy. Many locations in the United States have good wind resources.
In the Southwest United States, an enormous solar energy resource remains largely untapped. There is already more than 500 MW of concentrating solar thermal power in the United States and Spain primarily, but there is significant scope to scale up development. As Congress oversees the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy, a homegrown renewable energy technology---concentrating solar thermal power---can help cut emissions and enhance energy security with American resources.
The state will receive $75.9 M to promote efficiency and renewable power as it looks to lead the Southeast in green job creation.
Australia and other nations rich in solar resources should invest in concentrating solar thermal (CST), a key low-carbon technology.
Globally, solar resources are abundant. Solar resources in Australia, Mexico, the Middle East, and southern and northern Africa are especially promising.
Reducing Emissions with Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
This report examines Concentrating Solar Thermal power (CST), a renewable energy resource that presents policy-makers and investors with a significant potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.
As of 2006, the Southeast relied on fossil fuel sources for approximately 80 percent of its total energy consumption (see chart), a total that is similar to, but slightly below, the national average o
This chart shows near-term energy efficiency potential in the Southeast, compared to DOE projections for electricity consumption through 2015.