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17 min ago | The Press Democrat

Sonoma Clean Power opposes 'opt-in' bill

Officials with Sonoma County's startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Sacramento, CA, Alternative Energy

4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

White House honors East Bay solar energy champion

An East-Bay man is set to receive honors from the White House today for co-founding the country's largest nonprofit solar installation company.

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

8 hrs ago | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Pine Ridge Man Honored For Solar Energy Projects

The man behind a renewable energy company on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will be one of ten White House honorees this week.

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

11 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Racist abuse claim is denied

A REPORT has been produced outlining the feasibility of several solar projects which will help Swindon take a step towards its renewable energy goals.

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

11 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

We'll appeal against refusal of 80-hectare Melksham solar farm, say developers

Members of different groups including Clean Energy Alliance at County Hall, Trowbridge, to support plans for a solar farm near Melksham The developers behind plans for a major solar farm near Melksham say they will appeal against Wiltshire Council's decision to reject planning permission.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Gloucestershire County, England

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

SC could buy some alternative-fuel school buses

A state budget proposal approved Wednesday would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to foot some of the bill, as part of efforts to get decades-old, polluting school buses off the road.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Education Etc., South Carolina

Wall Street Journal

Sony's Latest Bet: Lithium-ion Batteries For Energy Storage

Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai emphasized in early February that the company sees its battery business as essential to growth of smartphones and other mobile devices.

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

Sun Journal

Maine Senate sustains veto, pulls blinds on solar energy rebate bill

State Sen. John Cleveland, D-Auburn, gestures Wednesday as he asks his colleagues to overturn a veto of a bill by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

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Related Topix: Maine, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, US Governors, Paul LePage

The Montreal Gazette

Hydro-Quebec and Sony team up

Hydro-Quebec and Sony Corp. say they will set up a new company in June to research and develop large-scale energy storage systems for power grids to ensure a stable supply of electricity.

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

Reuters

U.S. Energy Dept offers $4 bln loan aid plan for renewable energy

The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan to offer up to $4 billion in loan aid to renewable energy projects, opening up another round of funding for a program that faced harsh political attacks over past government-backed failures.

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

Somerset County Gazette

Tidal Power summit in West Somerset

The conference comes at a time when a tidal power lagoon is being considered in Swansea Bay to exploit the natural power potential of the Bristol Channel.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Tidal Power, Somerset County, England, United Kingdom, Global Warming

Science Daily

Scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare

The glare from solar farms could be a thing of the past, thanks to new research.

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Queen Anne & Magnolia News

EMP Admin Building earns LEED Platinum

The EMP Administrative Office Building for the EMP Museum received a LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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South Yorkshire Times

Anti-fracking demonstrator chains himself to drilling rig

An anti-fracking protestor has scaled a drilling rig and chained himself to it at a Doncaster area gas plant this morning.

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

Triple Pundit

Electricity Prices Fall In Europe As German Renewable Energy Output Increases

For the fifth consecutive month, electricity prices in countries neighboring Germany have decreased, recently released Platts data reveals, due in large part to increased solar and wind generation in Germany.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Wind Power, Solar Energy

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Solar plane set to circle globe

Their CVs combined look like the envy of all bona fide air adventurers. Pioneering ultralight aircraft? Been there.

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Related Topix: Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy

Science Daily

Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass

The Advertiser

Biofuel bosses call for EU support

BOSSES at a A 250m North-East refinery have called on EU bosses to increase their focus on biofuels and ease a difficult period for the industry.

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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

ECNmag

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca , Italy.

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Related Topix: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Chemistry, Science

KSWO

Wind project donates $50,000 to children's museum

The Chisholm View Wind Project in Garfield and Grant counties has donated $50,000 to the Leonardo's Children's Museum in Enid.

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

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