Will Alternative Energy Alleviate Power Crisis?

The fuel cell industry should look upon the current power crisis as a springboard for growth, says Allied Business Intelligence (ABI), an Oyster Bay, N.Y.-based technology research firm. According to a recent ABI report, global stationary fuel cell electricity generating capacity will jump to more than 15,000MW by 2010 from just 75MW in 2001. In 2003 alone, capacity should be 225MW worldwide. For more information on the study, visit www.alliedworld.com or call (516) 624-3113.

Manufacturer Gives Motors to School

ABB, New Berlin, Wis., delivered and set up eight motor drives for the Electronics Lab at Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wis. The donation “provides students hands-on access to the latest drives technology,” says Diane Sutton of the Wisconsin Technical College Foundation.

LEED to Address Energy Savings

Recognizing the need to ease the nation's energy crunch, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently introduced LEED, a building rating system for certifying green design and construction in new buildings. By adopting LEED, USGBC hopes to reduce electrical demand in existing buildings by 45GW and save $21 billion a year in energy costs.