State Energy Program - Clean Energy Property Rebate Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 10/05/2011 Location(s): Kennesaw, Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
The rare, powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the east coast United States on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, caused minimal damage but surprised and unnerved millions of people. The quake occurred near Mineral, Virginia, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and was recorded all along the Appalachians, from Georgia to New England.
After hearing the stories about the work that leaders from the gulf coast and their organizations have done, it’s clear to me that they are changing the paradigm of gulf coast recovery -- changing the way buildings are developed in the gulf and creating a generation of green builders in New Orleans who work closely with low-income communities.
Tidal energy -- a renewable, predictable resource available up and down America’s coastlines -- holds great promise for clean energy generation. And now, a first of its kind database gives researchers deeper insight into the potential of this energy resource for the United States.