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19 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

Marina's presidential proposals

Marina Silva unveiled her campaign platform for Brazil's October 5 presidential election yesterday, boosted by government data that showed the economy had fallen into a recession in the first half of this year.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Progressive Farmer

Biodiesel D4 RINs Range-bound as Market Awaits Final RVO

D4 biomass-based diesel RIN prices, the credits used to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's annual Renewable Volume Obligation remain range-bound this week.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangkok Post

Waste of energy

It didn't help the energy debate that the junta invited a fools' gallery of participants to speak and neglected to bring in experts.

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

Business Journal

Hawaii's only coal-fired power plant being asked to add biomass to mix

The only coal-fired power plant in Hawaii, which is the single largest generating plant on Oahu, is under financial stress because there is no financial reserve, according to the Hawaiian Electric Co.'

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Daily Kos

Solar voltaic energy production nearly doubles in U.S. in 2014

Here's some good news that may brighten up your day: US electrical generation from renewables hits 14.3%.

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

Inhabitat

One Planet Communities: The Earth's Greenest Neighborhoods

Green living is the hottest thing on the real estate market these days, and BioRegional , an entrepreneurial charity based in London, is making sure it stays that way.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Truthdig

Politicians Ignore People's Power Pleas

Public support for renewable energies across the world continues to grow, particularly in more advanced economies - with solar power being especially popular.

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

Domestic Fuel

Kentucky Gets NSF, State Grants for Biomass

In this Ethanol Report, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association talks about making some real headway in getting the true story about ethanol to motorcycle riders at the Sturgis Rally A total of $24 million in National Science Foundation and state grants will fund research efforts on biomass in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Alternative Energy, Energy, Western Kentucky University, University of Kentucky

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hispanic Business

New Data from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute...

Butanol, one of the substitutes, is still produced via petrochemical means but the confluence of global issues like declining oil reserves and upsurge in oil prices has compelled to identify renewable biomass resources for butanol production and commercialize the process."

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Biofuel

Science Daily

Breaking benzene selectively, at relatively mild temperatures

Scientists have demonstrated a way to use a metallic complex, trinuclear titanium hydride, to accomplish the task of activating benzene by breaking the aromatic carbon-carbon bonds at relatively mild temperatures and in a highly selective way.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Basingstoke Gazette

Kingsclere villagers express disappointment over biomass consultation

KINGSCLERE Parish Council has expressed disappointment that it was not consulted at an earlier stage about plans for a biomass processing plant at Greenham Common.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Hampshire County, England, Berkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

EurekAlert!

Breaking benzene

Aromatic compounds are found widely in natural resources such as petroleum and biomass, and breaking the carbon?carbon bonds in these compounds plays an important role in the production of fuels and valuable chemicals from natural resources.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Scientific Blogging

Carbon And Biomass: Earth Can Sustain More Plant Growth Than Estimates Showed

A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass - the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts - than previous estimates showed.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Science / Technology, NASA

Hispanic Business

Forestry geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal lands

Populus, a genus of fast-growing trees commonly known as cottonwoods and aspens, is being grown for bioenergy because it produces a significant amount of biomass in two years and will re-grow robustly when cut at just above ground level.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Energy, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Medicine, Nutrition, Genetics, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Medical News Today

Wood smoke pollutants linked to cardiovascular disease

Air pollution not only leads to regional climate change in certain parts of the world, but also it is a major health risk factor.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Journal of Experimental Botany

The genetics of water-use efficiency and its relation to growth in maritime pine

To meet the increasing demand of wood biomass worldwide in the context of climate change, developing improved forest tree varieties for high productivity in water-limited conditions is becoming a major issue.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science, Alternative Energy, Energy

Science Daily

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought, analysis shows

A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass -- the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts -- than previously thought.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Canada NewsWire

More Choices Help Lower Household Carbon Emissions

With these figures it is important to find ways to support clean energy that helps sustain our planet.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, TerraPass

Scientific Blogging

Carbon And Biomass: Earth Can Sustain More Plant Growth Than Estimates Showed

A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass - the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts - than previous estimates showed.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Science / Technology, NASA

Hispanic Business

Forestry geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal lands

Populus, a genus of fast-growing trees commonly known as cottonwoods and aspens, is being grown for bioenergy because it produces a significant amount of biomass in two years and will re-grow robustly when cut at just above ground level.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Energy, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Medicine, Nutrition, Genetics, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

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