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4 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

California evades massive giveaway to Tesla: Thomas Elias

There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.

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Related Topix: California, Tesla Motors, Startups, Science / Technology, Space, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), NASA, Opinion

7 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states. Cape Wind announced Friday it had signed a lease agreement with Massachusetts.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Politics, US Governors, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, New Bedford, MA, Bedford, MA

10 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif.

The Richmond -based energy company announced the agreement with EDF Renewable Energy on Monday. The deal is expected to close next year.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, California Government, California, Solar Energy

10 hrs ago | WTNH

Conn. Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation

The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project. In a decision announced Monday, the court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents to the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Colebrook, CT

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

Duke Energy commits $500 million to N.C. solar power expansion

The solar commitments are the result of Charlotte-based Duke's request for proposals issued in February for new solar capacity. Duke Energy Corp. is making a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Duke Energy, Energy, North Carolina

18 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

Power firms should explore garbage, solar, as alternative sources of energy: Committee

In the report to be submitted to the state government, state energy secretary Ajoy Mehta has recommended reducing dependency on non-renewable sources of energy and exploring options like solar energy and solid waste and garbage to generate electricity After the massive power outage on September 2, the one-man committee of state energy secretary, Ajoy Mehta is looking to explore alternate sources of power generation by power companies, making use of solar energy and solid waste and garbage. The report will also recommend measures to prevent blackouts such as the one that took place on September 2, after a technical snag at Tata Power's Trombay Power Station.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), World News, India,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Wind energy beating expectations, Honda says

The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it's available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day.


Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Russells Point, OH

The New Zealand Herald

Labour supports financing wealth fund to tune of $100m a year

Labour has given a nod to the Greens and New Zealand First with a plan to set up a $100 million-a-year sovereign wealth fund that would invest in "strategic'' assets, including clean energy, and may even buy back power company shares. Leader David Cunliffe has ruled out using the fund as a vehicle to nationalise the Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter in Southland, which NZ First leader Winston Peters yesterday said his party would consider.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)


Police: Accused shooter intended to kill rival

Four-year-old Nikki Fitzmayer is a typical girl, playing with her sister and singing along to "Frozen" songs. But her quizzical expressions at some sounds are small signals of a big problem.


Related Topix: University of Georgia Kennewsaw State, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Carrollton, GA, Carroll County, GA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, water flows through the Winooski 1 hydro-electric plant in Winooski, Vt.


Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Winooski, VT, Burlington, VT, Biomass

Daily Journal

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.


Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Biomass, Winooski, VT

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Coalition to push for solar energy in Florida

Solar proponents say a new coalition that will push for increased use of renewable energy in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reports the coalition includes three major renewable and clean energy organizations: the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association and the Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy, as well as the nonprofit Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy

The Fresno Bee

Massive renewable energy project alters German landscape

And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Global Warming, Activism, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: Marin Clean Energy solar plan fulfills promise

Marin Clean Energy was founded with an overriding environmental goal of reducing Marin's greenhouse gases by increasing market demand for renewable energy. The agency's new agreement with Chevron is another step in that direction.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Opinion

George Schultz: A dozen 'affordable, clean, and secure energy policies'

Salman Khan at the Hoover Institution's symposium on Blended Learning -- the integration of classroom teaching with online lectures, exercises, and tutorials that can viewed either at home or in the classroom at the student's own pace. Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Schultz and other analysts at Stanford University's Hoover Institution Energy Policy Task Force, in collaboration with Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and with former US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Jeff Bingaman, to take a comprehensive look at what policies are actually working in the United States in the efficient use of renewable energy.


Related Topix: Salman Khan, Stanford University, US News, US Senate, Jeff Bingaman, Democrat, US Politics, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Recipes

Swindon Advertiser

Solar failure could harm energy plans

A view of the rolling hills around Barbury Castle which critics say will be spoiled if a solar farm at Wroughton Airfield is approved SWINDON'S long-term renewable energy plans could be scuppered if proposals for a solar farm at Wroughton Airfield aren't approved, a planning inquiry has heard. Swindon Council's technical services manager, David Dewart, made the claim while giving evidence at a planning inquiry accessing the suitability of the scheme, yesterday.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy


Patrick jetting off to Denmark on trade mission

Patrick is departing Massachusetts for Copenhagen on Saturday. On Sunday he plans to tour the Lilligrund Wind Farm off the Denmark coast with business leaders in the offshore wind industry.


Related Topix: Copenhagen, NY, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Green Left Weekly

Who killed the Renewable Energy Target?

With news that the unlikely climate conscience of the Palmer United Party is holding firm, it appears that the Renewable Energy Target and associated programs will not be scrapped just yet. But the uncertainty of what will happen in the long term may be enough to bring large-scale wind and solar projects to a standstill.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy


Merger in the works forf St. John's-based energy companies

Kirby Mercer, chief executive officer of Beothuk Energy Inc., says his has entered into a letter of intent to merge with Canadian Imperial Venture Corp. During the last two years, Beothuk Energy Inc. has been developing an offshore wind power project in St. George's Bay. The company plans include building facilities for the manufacturing of wind turbine gravity based structures at the Port of Corner Brook and a wind farm service port at Port Harmon in Stephenville.


Related Topix: Canada, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy),

Science Daily

Ahoy, offshore wind: Advanced buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

Two large buoys that are decked out with advanced scientific instruments will help more accurately predict offshore wind's power-producing potential. Research on the High Seas: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory staff conduct tests in Sequim Bay, Washington, while aboard one of two new research buoys being commissioned to more accurately predict offshore wind's power-producing potential.


Related Topix: Department of Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Wind Power