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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

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.

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Science Daily

Environmental costs, health risks, and benefits of fracking examined

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.

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Related Topix: Environment, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

DNA India

Chhattisgarh to give 10,000 solar lamps for Jammu and Kashmir flood victims

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.

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

NewsOK.com

Buoys to help gauge offshore wind power potential

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.

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

WHAS11

New party sweeps Montserrat's general election

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.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy

WHJJ-AM Providence

New Bedford to be Cape Wind Staging Area

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.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Financial Times

Green energy sector fears Yes vote

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.

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Related Topix: Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Europe Travel, Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom, Liverpool, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Merseyside County, England, Wind Power

Science Daily

The biomethane market needs clear frame conditions for further growth, experts urge

Biomethane as a substitute for the fossil energy carrier natural gas offers a variety of options and applications for a sustainable energy supply. Nevertheless, a consequent market penetration is still pending because of a lack of standardized and transnational frame conditions.

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Related Topix: Energy, Biomass

Thu Sep 11, 2014

SiliconValley.com

Review: San Francisco Symphony's Beethoven and Bates

Back in January, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony presented a two-week Beethoven and Bates Festival. Beyond the catchy alliteration, it intriguingly -- and somewhat schizophrenically -- slammed together Beethoven's 19th-century world with Mason Bates' 21st-century trip-hop world .

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, San Francisco Symphony, Classical, Pop/Rock, Energy, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

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