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4 hrs ago | Science Daily

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

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Related Topix: Energy, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Physics, Science, Purdue University

4 hrs ago | R & D

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

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

8 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

South Dakota PUC Rules Against Wind Power Producer

South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric cooperatives to buy the wind power it plans to generate.

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

9 hrs ago | Tama News-Herald

Creating jobs, growing Iowa's economy with clean energy

Iowa is proof that clean energy works. We lead the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production.

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

13 hrs ago | Investopedia

Why You Should Invest In Green Energy Right Now

It's no secret that the global energy demand continues to rise. Driven by emerging economies and non- OECD nations, total worldwide energy usage is expected to grow by nearly 40% over the next 20 years.

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

17 hrs ago | Live Science

Affordable Batteries for Green Energy are Closer than We Think

Battery costs can make up a quarter of the cost of an electric car such as this Tesla Model S. This article was originally published at The Conversation.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, The Conversation, Reggae, Laptops/Notebooks, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Business Journal

Hawaii has no clear vision in push towards renewable energy, state official says

Warren Bollmeier, director and president of the Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance, was one of the speakers at the 6th Annual Hawaii Clean Energy Day held Tuesday at the YWCA of Oahu in Downtown Honolulu.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Mashable

Seals Use Offshore Wind Farms as Hunting Grounds

As the number of offshore wind farms continues to grow, the farms may affect both seals and their prey, the finding suggests.

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science / Technology, GPS

Wireless Design & Development

Self-Cooling Solar Cells Boost Power, Last Longer

Washington, July 22, 2014-Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells-keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy

Globe and Mail

The hidden risk of green energy 'yieldcos'

The green high-yield craze in the United States is too hot and full of wind. The latest antidote to meagre interest rates is the so-called "yieldco" - collections of wind farms and solar plants.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Myrtle Beach Online

4 farms selected to produce energy for utility

Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. announced the plans Tuesday, saying it's a part of an effort to diversify the use of renewable energy by Consumers Energy.

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Related Topix: Energy, CMS Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Consumers Energy, Myrtle Beach, SC

Tri-cityherald.com

Energy Northwest to operate Tieton Dam electric project

The agency will be able to do the maintenance work with current staff at its Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, which is about 35 miles away in Lewis County.

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Related Topix: Energy, Energy Northwest, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Hydroelectric Power, Lewis County, WA, Packwood, WA, Burbank, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Energy coalition rallies against public utilities

Energy coalition rallies against public utilities The Sunshine State Clean Energy Coalition is against new power plants and wants energy saving programs Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1mxlhZC The environmental groups, known as the Sunshine State Clean Energy Coalition , are hoping big public utilities save more energy and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Daily Kos

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Sen. Mark Udall tours the Siemens Test Wind Turbine at the National Wind Technology Center just south of Boulder, Colorado, in 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Marion Star

Poll: 60% back carbon tax if used for renewables

A polar bear is shown in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska in this undated photo.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News

Domestic Fuel

Renewable Energy Provides 56% of Electrical Generation

In this Ethanol Report, Advanced Ethanol Council executive director Brooke Coleman discusses a new CBO report on the Renewable Fuel Standard and EPA's delay issuing a final rule for 2014 RFS volume obligations.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Bellingham Herald

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers.

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

Science Daily

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate

The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study.

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Related Topix: Weather, University of Arizona, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Biomass, Energy

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Juan Cole

Green Energy Robin Hood: India Doubles Tax on Coal to Fund Solar and Wind

This is just a small list of initiatives that India plans to implement in the renewable energy and the environment protection sector.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, US News, Liberal Political News

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Clean Energy is adding new members, but proposed bill could stunt growth

Richmond City Councilmember Tom Butt, pictured in 2013, said the main reason his city joined Marin Clean Energy was not cost savings, but to give residents an opportunity to buy greener power.

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Related Topix: Richmond (San Francisco, CA), Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, IGN Entertainment, California, Marin County, CA

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