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Michaud calls for Maine to cut heating oil usage

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Tuesday called for Maine to cut its dependency on heating oil in half by implementing mandatory energy efficiency ratings for new homes and boosting the state's use of renewable energy such as, wind and solar.

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Related Topix: Maine, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Yarmouth, ME

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Washington Examiner

Connecticut OKs wind power rules, ends moratorium

Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse over energy policy on Tuesday, approving wind power regulations that end a moratorium on new turbines producing clean energy.

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

Science Daily

Higher solar-cell efficiency achieved with zinc-oxide coating

Researchers have achieved 14-percent efficiency in a 9-millimeter-square solar cell made of gallium arsenide.

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Electrical Engineering, Science, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Fayetteville, AR

The News

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 per cent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ohio.com

Foes of Ohio clean energy bill criticize senator

COLUMBUS: Opponents of a bill turning back Ohio's alternative energy targets say the Senate utilities chairman has disrespected and intimidated witnesses during hearings on the measure, allegations he denies.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Alternative Energy

BBC News

Will the wind in Spain blow slower?

Since Cervantes' Don Quixote went tilting at windmills in La Mancha, wind has played a big part in Spain's economy This is because sunny Spain has established itself as a European superpower in wind energy as well as in solar.

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

Detroit News

How Mich. can fuel U.S. military with clean energy

Throughout the 20th century, Michigan was at the forefront of innovation, pioneering the rise of the automobile and creating a modern transportation sector.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Michigan, Michigan Government, US Military, US Army, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Electric Energy Online

Renewable Energy Group Achieves One Billion Gallon Milestone

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. , announced it has reached a new milestone, having sold a cumulative one billion gallons of advanced biofuel during its 17 year history.

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

News Herald

Earth Day: New books on climate, energy

Steadily rising temperatures could mean the extinction of all its glaciers by 2020, according to climate scientist Dan Fagre whose research is chronicled in The Melting World: A Journey Across America's Vanishing Glaciers .

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, Environment, Science, Meteorology, Alternative Energy, Texas

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Environment, Science, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

National Public Radio

Apple Offering Free Recycling Of All Used Products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Cupertino, CA, Wind Power

Al Bawaba

Salutation to the sun: Saudi solar investment to provide third of country's energy

Saudi Arabia plans to invest $109 billion to produce 41 gigawatts of solar energy by 2032, which is almost 30 percent of its total energy requirement by that time.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Saudi Arabia, World News, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy

KSWO

5,000 students to gather for ScienceFest Oklahoma

About 5,000 fourth and fifth graders from across Oklahoma are expected to converge on Oklahoma City for ScienceFest Oklahoma.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Al Bawaba

Pistachio power: Turkey turning 'nuts' for energy in new eco-city

According to Agence France Presse, Turkey is now in the process of figuring out a new way to use pistachios in its new eco-city project in the Gaziantep province ...and it is not for the latest rendition of baklava.

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Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, World News, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy

HeraldNet

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.

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

Bangor Daily News

How the Koch brothers' greenback influences green jobs, clean energy debate

Just last month, the Maine Heritage Policy Center and the Beacon Hill Institute, housed at Suffolk University in Boston, released a new study attacking Maine's efforts to promote public health and mitigate climate change through its membership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - a highly successful, regional cap-and-trade program that has ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Suffolk University, Environment, Science, Opinion

Merced Sun-Star

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows equipment inside a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., that turns corn cob into cellulosic ethanol, a precursor to a commercial-scale biorefinery planned for Emmetsburg, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Daily Times

Govt plans huge solar park to fight energy crisis : April 20, 2014,

BADAIWANI WALA For years, Pakistanis have sweated and cursed through summer power cuts, but now the government plans to harness the sun's ferocious heat to help tackle the energy crisis in the country.

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

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Advocates and critics examine field of biomass energy

Michael Buckman points to the white stream rushing out of the 180-foot-tall tower of Pinetree Power Fichburg power plant off Route 31, just outside of the Leominster State Forest.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Leominster, MA, Westminster, MA

The Straits Times

Pakistan plans huge desert solar park to fight energy crisis

For years Pakistanis have sweated and cursed through summer power cuts, but now the government plans to harness the sun's ferocious heat to help tackle the country's chronic energy crisis.

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

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