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Website: http://www.localenergysolutions.org
Location: Woodhaven, NY
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2010

Featured VIdeo: Solar Shellfish Nursery

At Point Lookout, Long Island, an innovative project is using solar and wind energy to nurture juvenile shellfish. The FLUPSY (Floating Upweller System) is a floating solar and wind powered clam nursery with an entirely self-sustaining design that is accelerating the restoration of shellfish populations in Hempstead Bay. What makes this FLUPSY unique is that it's entirely solar and wind powered. When the baby clams grow big enough to leave the nursery, they are deposited in local beds to support both recreational and commercial shell fishing. As an added benefit, as they feed, the clams act as environmental filters, playing a critical role in maintaining water quality and the ecological health of the Bay. The first of its kind in Long Island’s waters, the renewable-powered FLUPSY is also a demonstration project that will serve as an important example for other communities in the region. If you are interested in the FLUPSY project you can contact the Town of Hempstead Conservation and Waterways Department at 516.431.9200.

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Can alternate energy power Europe by 2050?

Started by CarlRouze Jan 20, 2010.

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Comment by Judy Harper on November 28, 2009 at 4:01pm
5-Step Guide to Financing Rooftop Solar
from Environmental Leader

Most businesses acknowledge the inherent benefits of using the sun to generate clean energy while, at the same time, saving on utility bills. However, there remains great uncertainty on how best to finance the initial capital required for the installation, operation and maintenance of integrated photovoltaic, hot water or thermal solar systems. Read More: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/11/25/5-step-guide-to-finan...
Comment by Judy Harper on July 14, 2009 at 7:20pm
Debate on Clean Energy Leads to Regional Divide
New York Times By MATTHEW L. WALD July 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — While most lawmakers accept that more renewable energy is needed on the nation’s grid, the debate over the giant climate-change and energy bill now before Congress is exposing a fundamental rift. For many players, the energy not only has to be clean and free of carbon-dioxide emissions, it also has to be generated nearby.

The division has set off a fight between Eastern and Midwestern politicians and grid officials over parts of the bill dealing with transmission lines and solar and wind energy. Many officials, including President Obama, say that the grid is antiquated and that thousands of miles of new power lines are needed to allow construction of wind farms and solar fields in the most promising spots. Many of the best wind sites are in the Midwest, far from the electric load in populous East Coast cities. (Read More)
 

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