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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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

Sunherald.com

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

For years, dams have been one of California's main sources of clean energy, generating power without spewing greenhouse gases into the air.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Solar Energy

13WHAM

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday that a drought stretching on for years could slash the amount of clean energy collected from the state's dams and send emissions spewing from other sources.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Wildfire, Fire

Forbes.com

Are Governments Overreaching When It Comes To Green Energy?

Germany is now the target of a PR-assault - one that is taking aim at its plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio using government's levers.

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

Pacific Daily News

Follow: More agencies should use solar energy to reduce power costs

It's important for the government of Guam to do much more to reduce its use of oil-powered electricity by incorporating alternative energy sources for its facilities, and more government of Guam agencies should follow in the footsteps of the University of Guam and Guam Community College in using solar energy to control power costs.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, University of Guam, Opinion

Juan Cole

Ignore the Smears: Germany's Green Energy is 1/3 of its Power, Price Falling, Coal Down

Germany's renewable sector is flexing its muscles, with solar production up 28% and wind up 19% during the first half of 2014.

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

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