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2 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed.


Related Topix: BrightSource Energy, Startups, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Las Vegas, NV, Entomology, Science

6 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Nicaraguaa s latest revolution: Becoming a green energy powerhouse

So fast, in fact, that Nicaragua is drawing a parade of distinguished admirers coming to examine how the nation is radically changing its energy footprint with an aggressive goal of becoming a green energy powerhouse.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Banking, InterAmerican Development Bank, Financial Services, Daniel Ortega

10 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Performance poet puts renewable energy in the spotlight

Matt Harvey, the poet-in-residence at sustainable energy champions Regen SW will premier his new energy inspired collection, "The Element in the Room" on 23 September at the Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Arts, Poetry

Fri Aug 22, 2014

ABC News

Jobs at risk from renewable energy target changes

ELIZABETH JACKSON: A green energy analyst says any changes to the Renewable Energy Target, which is currently under Federal Government review, will affect far more than the environmental sector in Australia.


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

The Brad Blog

'Oops': Rick Perry Falsely Claims One of Two Felony Charges Against Him Relates to 'Bribery'

Too much rain in AZ desert; Another toxic spill in Ohio River; New solar breakthrough; Wind energy prices hit all-time low; PLUS: Auto-magically cleaning up Baltimore Harbor... Rightwingers decry effort 'to register Democratic voters' following the killing of Michael Brown.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

Colorado solar player expanding to Twin Cities

David Amster-Olszewski is founder and president of SunShare, one of the big players in the new, rapidly growing "community solar power" market.


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

Business Journal

State agency commits $2.5M to UMass Amherst for research on renewable energy

The state's energy and environmental affairs department has committed $2.5 million to UMass Amherst in an endowment that will pay for a professor who will focus on renewable energy.


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Energy

The Raw Story

Green energy opponents complain of 'wind turbine...

To wind farm opponents, wind turbine syndrome is a manifold malady triggered by acoustic pulses and other unfortunate side effects of large wind turbines.


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

Cheraw Chronicle

Educators learn about energy sources

This summer, Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in energy-industry fields to three Chesterfield County educators, as part of the 29th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center.


Related Topix: Santee, SC, Chesterfield County, SC, McBee, SC, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Canberra Times

ACT government puts off green energy increase until 2018-19

Green energy purchases by the ACT government will remain at just 5 per cent of total power use until at least 2018-19, according to a new report.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility, marking another step by the nation's largest utility to reduce its reliance on coal.


Related Topix: Tennessee Valley Authority, Energy, 9, Tennessee, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Sierra Club Compass

Big Clean Air Victory in Indianapolis

After a two-year campaign by 50 organizations in the Power Indy Forward Coalition , Indianapolis Power & Light has announced its intention to stop burning coal at its downtown Harding Street power plant in 2016 and close the unlined coal ash lagoons at the plant, located on the city's south side.


Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years Combined

Sub-Saharan Africa will add more renewable energy projects in 2014 than it has in the last 14 years, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.


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

East Anglian Daily Times

Suffolk: SABRE renewable energy project among the winners in the Green Apple Awards

A project to help businesses in Suffolk become more sustainable, and save money in the process, is among the winners in the 2014 Green Apple Awards which aim to recognise Britain's greenest companies, councils and communities.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Suffolk County, VA, World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England,

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.


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

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.


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.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy