brown power

brown power

1. Energy that is derived from traditional, non-renewable resources, such as coal, oil, and gas, which are seen by many as environmentally unfriendly. If we're going to keep our planet clean, we need to move away from brown power and invest in renewable resources, such as wind and solar.
2. (usually capitalized) A political movement emphasizing the rights, empowerment, and equality of Latin-American citizens. Likely a derivative of Black Power, a similar political movement for empowering African Americans. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Many see the upsurge of the Brown Power movement as a contributing factor in the president's re-election.
See also: brown, power
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Its innovative model allows public power authorities to procure solar electricity and its associated renewable attributes at prices that are competitive with brown power alternatives.
Google Director of Global Infrastructure, Gary Demasi, said : 'The wonderful thing about power purchase agreements for clean energy is that they re at a fixed price, unlike brown power costs which are going up.
Moreover, subsidies for green power cannot be justified as a good "second best" policy alternative to Pigouvian taxes on brown power because the green subsidies reduce the price of electricity below its marginal cost and they do not take into account whether the renewable source displaces coal or a cleaner fuel like natural gas.
Sydney, Australia, June 23, 2010 - (ABN Newswire) - Alinta Energy Group (ASX:AEJ), formerly known as Babcock & Brown Power, said it has received a number of indicative, non-binding, confidential bids while the power generator is in the process of the restructure of its finance facilities.
Regarding the dispute over the name "La Raza," it is unfortunate that this name for the Mexican people became associated with the Brown Power movement of the seventies, an important component of the "identity politics" that emerged in that era.
Arcapita wants to conclude two acquisitions in the Asian infrastructure or real estate sectors by June and is also still in the running for buying up the assets of troubled Australian power investment firm Babcock & Brown Power, he said.
Renewable energy will be a critical aspect in connecting the next two billion subscribers in off-grid and brown power areas.
Babcock and Brown Power (previously Alinta Energy) in Australia has ordered a
on Thursday said it has been awarded its largest-ever contract in connection with wind power generation projects, which is to supply 443 large wind turbines to Babcock & Brown Power Operating Partners LLC.
Babcock & Brown Power Operating Partners, together with other Babcock & Brown affiliates, is one of the largest developers, investors, and operators of wind power projects in the U.
The film, airing next year, aims to capture the frustration, the anger and, ultimately, the burst of brown power that gave rise to and followed the 1968 Chicano student walkouts.
Lucha Corpi packs this tale with a history of the Chicano movement in the United States and the struggles of the Chicano brown power group in Denver and the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico that took place in conjunction with the Civil Rights movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Coast Guard reduced greenhouse gases (GHG) by replacing brown power with PV-generated green power.
WARNING Blair called Brown POWER PM wanted to stay at No10 SMILE Mr Brown PLAYERS Mandy right, and Clegg