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3 hrs ago | Daily Times Leader

Students learn about alternative energy

Penny Elliot took advantage of the clearing skies Friday afternoon to teach her fourth - grade class a lesson in solar energy. The students made ovens from cereal boxes, aluminum foil and plastic wrap, took them outside to see if the sun would heat graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.

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

7 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, NASA, Opinion

11 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.

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

11 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.

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

11 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.

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

15 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. The company will acquire and construct three solar facilities - totaling 128 megawatts of capacity - including the largest solar photovoltaic facility east of the Mississippi River.

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

19 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Deal To Build And Operate Ghana's First Utility-Scale Wind Farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of USD525 million, is expected to reach financial close next year and start generating power early in 2016.

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Related Topix: World News, Ghana, Africa, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power, Solar Energy

23 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

Camco Clean Energy Plc (CCE) - Alternative Energy - Deals and Alliances Profile - New Study Released

The company carries out project development, technical delivery and policy development, in collaboration with multinational companies, local industry, governments and regulatory bodies. The company, together with equipment providers, project developers and investor groups undertakes projects, which enhances the sustainable energy production across a broad range of sectors, which include renewable energy, energy efficiency, land use and biogas.

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Related Topix: Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

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.

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

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

MyFoxAtlanta

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.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Kennewsaw State, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), 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.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), 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.

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

NewsOK.com

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, 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.

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

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Forbes.com

Google's $145 Million Clean Energy Investment Puts Solar Atop Old Oil Field

I'm a literature geek fascinated by the transformative role that technology plays in business. I started covering cleantech in 2007, with a particular focus on practical solutions that help companies, cities and communities get closer to their sustainability goals.As a Senior Writer with GreenBiz.com , I chronicle how tech helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, conserve water and shrink waste.

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Related Topix: WebMD, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Arts, Literature, Journalism, Canada,

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.

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

American Thinker

German Green Energy Policies Making Electricity a Luxury Good

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.

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

FOX23

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.

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

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

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