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59 min ago | The New Zealand Herald
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.
5 hrs ago | MyFoxAtlanta
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.
9 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, water flows through the Winooski 1 hydro-electric plant in Winooski, Vt.
9 hrs ago | Daily Journal
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.
13 hrs ago | NewsOK.com
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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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.
The German weekly magazine Der Spiegel is not exactly known as a conservative outfit. But Germany's green energy policies have proven so disastrous that the magazine is writing that electricity is becoming a luxury good, owing to the vast expense and inefficiency of the wind, solar, and other green follies embraced by the government there: Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor.
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.
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.
Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.
Chhattisgarh government will send 10,000 solar lamps, electric transformers and other equipments to help flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. "Today in the meeting of Chhattisgarh State Renewal Energy Development Agency, State government has decided to send 10,000 solar lamps for flood relief operations in J-K," Chief Minister Raman Singh said.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is equipping two 10-ton buoys at its Marine Science Lab in Sequim to help research offshore wind power. The bright yellow buoys are each worth $1.3 million.
The People's Democratic Movement won seven of nine seats in the Legislative Assembly. Artist and former journalist Donaldson Romeo was being sworn in as the new premier on Friday.
The developers of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod have signed a lease agreement with the state to use New Bedford for staging and construction of the 130 turbine project. Cape Wind is expected to officially announce the news at 11 a.m. Friday with Gov. Deval Patrick at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston.
One day this summer a tugboat called Thor Goliath left Norway and made its way to the blustery west coast of Scotland. It was towing a pair of black plastic pipes, each as thick as a tree trunk and 620m long - the length of more than a dozen Olympic swimming pools laid end to end.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:06 pm
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