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31 min ago | Washington Times

ISTOOK: Ivanpah solar energy project a glaring danger to airplane passengers

Thanks to a $1.6 billion green energy loan from the feds, pilots are being blinded by glare as they fly over the Mojave Desert.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

4 hrs ago | Science Daily

Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Biomass, Energy, Department of Energy

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Retford Today

Notts: Solar farm plans presented to community

Initial plans for the site on land north of Netherfield Lane would generate locally sourced energy for around 4,600 homes.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

ComputerWorld

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Tesla Motors, Startups, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy

Science Daily

A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis

Cooperation between chemists and biologists has resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Energy, Biomass, Weird

Inhabitat

Nokero Launches Prima N202 Solar-Powered Light Bulb at American Renewable Energy Day

Nokero International, Ltd. recently launched the Prima N202, its ninth solar-powered light bulb, at Aspen's American Renewable Energy Day Conference early this month.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

KMIZ

Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal that offered specific emission targets for each state, the first of which would kick in by 2020.

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Science Daily

Solar energy that doesn't block the view

Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Michigan State University, Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Science, Environment, Chemistry

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Monterey clipper to replace old salmon boat at Pittsburg Marina

For years, the yellow wooden boat that pays homage to Pittsburg's commercial fishing industry past has marked the entrance to the marina.

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Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Marina, CA, Pittsburg, CA, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

West Australian

AGL to cut power prices

Chief executive Michael Fraser said the company would cut prices by between eight and nine per cent on average and by more than 12 per cent for Victorian customers of its Powerdirect subsidiary as it passes on savings from the removal of the tax.

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

Business Journal

RGS Energy replaces CEO, posts 2nd-quarter loss

RGS Energy, a solar power installation company, said Tuesday that it's appointed Dennis Lacey as its new CEO, succeeding Kam Mofid, who the company said has "departed to pursue other interests."

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

WBOC-TV Salisbury

80,000 Acres off Maryland Coast Leased for Wind Energy

The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has auctioned some 80,000 acres off Maryland for wind energy development.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Raw Story

Scientists warn Florida Gov. Rick Scott: 'We've got to...

Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other clean power sources.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charlie Crist, Global Warming, Eckerd College

Canada.com

Solar plants causing birds to catch on fire in mid-flight

This October 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a burned MacGillivray's Warbler that was found at the Ivanpah solar plant in the California Mojave Desert.

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Related Topix: Fire, BrightSource Energy, Startups, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Entomology, Science

Suria

Green power blooms as Japan unveils...

A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good.

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

Freshnews

EV Bus Manufacturer Proterra Adds California-based VP of Sales

Proterra Inc., the leading provider of zero-emission all-electric transit buses, has recently announced the addition of Matt Horton as vice president of sales.

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Related Topix: Proterra, Energy, Sales

The Washington Post

Solar Boom Drives First Global Panel Shortage Since 2006: Energy

The solar industry is facing a looming shortage of photovoltaic panels, reversing a two-year slump triggered by a global glut.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Birds catch on fire flying over solar power plant: 28,000 birds fry, drop yearly

The opening of the world's largest solar energy plant, located in Nevada, was a thrilling moment for many, but not for the birds that fly over it.

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Related Topix: Fire, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment

The Detroit News

Editorial: Expand alternative energy with caution

Michiganians deserve as much autonomy as possible in choosing and generating their own electricity.

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

Wisbech Standard

Inspector bans domestic wind turbine and warns of "renewable energy ...

A Government inspector says his decision to ban a domestic wind turbine in the Fens will protect the view of those who already look out at 24 industrial turbines at Coldham and Stag's Holt.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire County, England

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