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2 hrs ago | The Star Online

Shelby Council denies use of land for solar farm

After almost two hours of listening to debate Monday for and against the instillation of a solar farm on land near Beaver Dam Church Road and Crest Middle School, the city council denied the resolution for the rezoning of land.

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Related Topix: Shelby, NC, Cleveland County, NC, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

6 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Clean energy: How the world is cleaning up its act

The clean-energy world of the future is still a long way off, but it is arriving faster than ever before. Last year, new global capacity of hydroelectricity, wind, solar, and other renewable power grew by more than in any year before, according to a new report by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, continuing a run of record-breaking additions that stretches back to the beginning of this century.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

10 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. Jindal, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Obama's policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal lands, stalled approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushed regulations on power plants.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Energy

11 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

FTC asked to consider GMP's renewable claims

A group of four environmentalists on Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to determine if Vermont's largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about some of the renewable energy it produces. In their petition, the environmentalists say Green Mountain Power claims its customers are getting some of their electricity from renewable sources such as ridgeline wind turbines, but then sells the rights to the renewable energy claim to other utilities while still telling Vermont customers they are using renewable power.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Energy, Green Mountain Power, Johnson, VT, Lowell, VT

11 hrs ago | South Yorkshire Times

Council welcomes German delegation to showcase what North Lincolnshire has to offer

North Lincolnshire Council will tomorrow welcome a delegation of 13 German delegates to North Lincolnshire to mark the start of a three day event to showcase what North Lincolnshire and the wider Humber area has to offer in terms of business opportunities - in the hope that they will relocate or expand to this region. Senior figures from the German offshore wind and renewables sector are visiting the Humber region this week, with North Lincolnshire first on the list.

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Related Topix: Lincolnshire County, England, United Kingdom, Energy, Alternative Energy

14 hrs ago | Truthdig

Why We March: Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril

On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Alternative Energy, Energy, US News, Liberal Political News

18 hrs ago | ECNmag

Ahoy, offshore wind: Research buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys -- each worth $1.3 million -- are being commissioned by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state's Sequim Bay.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Inter Press Service

A Flood of Energy Projects Clash with Mexican Communities

Trees on the bank of the Blanco river that have been felled to make way for a power plant. Hydroelectric projects are threatening biodiversity and the way of life of communities in the state of Veracruz, in southeast Mexico.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Natural Disasters, Flood, Alternative Energy, Energy, Hydroelectric Power, Environment, Science, Geothermal Power

San Bernardino County Sun

California evades massive giveaway to Tesla: Thomas Elias

There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.

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Related Topix: California, Tesla Motors, Startups, Science / Technology, Space, Alternative Energy, Energy, NASA, Opinion

Washington Examiner

Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif.

The Richmond -based energy company announced the agreement with EDF Renewable Energy on Monday. The deal is expected to close next year.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, California Government, California, Solar Energy

WTNH

Conn. Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation

The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project. In a decision announced Monday, the court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents to the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Energy, Colebrook, CT

WLNE-TV Providence

Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states. Cape Wind announced Friday it had signed a lease agreement with Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Politics, US Governors, Wind Power, Energy, Alternative Energy, New Bedford, MA, Bedford, MA

Business Journal

Duke Energy commits $500 million to N.C. solar power expansion

The solar commitments are the result of Charlotte-based Duke's request for proposals issued in February for new solar capacity. The company will acquire and construct three solar facilities - totaling 128 megawatts of capacity - including the largest solar photovoltaic facility east of the Mississippi River.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Duke Energy, North Carolina

Ghanamma.com

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Deal To Build And Operate Ghana's First Utility-Scale Wind Farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of USD525 million, is expected to reach financial close next year and start generating power early in 2016.

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Related Topix: World News, Ghana, Africa, Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power, Solar Energy

Midulster Today

Fears expressed over wind farms in Mid Ulster and Sperrins

Sinn Fein Councillor for Mid-Ulster Gavin Bell is calling on local councils and the Executive to oppose plans for wind turbines in the Sperrins and instead invest in the tourism in these areas. Cllr Bell said: "Over recent years, we all seen, heard and debated hard, the subject of renewable energy sources and the benefits such schemes will have for our lives in years to come.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Wind energy beating expectations, Honda says

The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it's available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day.

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Alternative Energy, Energy, Russells Point, OH

The New Zealand Herald

Labour supports financing wealth fund to tune of $100m a year

Labour has given a nod to the Greens and New Zealand First with a plan to set up a $100 million-a-year sovereign wealth fund that would invest in "strategic'' assets, including clean energy, and may even buy back power company shares. Leader David Cunliffe has ruled out using the fund as a vehicle to nationalise the Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter in Southland, which NZ First leader Winston Peters yesterday said his party would consider.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Alternative Energy, Energy

MyFoxAtlanta

Police: Accused shooter intended to kill rival

Four-year-old Nikki Fitzmayer is a typical girl, playing with her sister and singing along to "Frozen" songs. But her quizzical expressions at some sounds are small signals of a big problem.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Kennewsaw State, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Carrollton, GA, Carroll County, GA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, water flows through the Winooski 1 hydro-electric plant in Winooski, Vt.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Energy, Winooski, VT, Burlington, VT, Biomass

Daily Journal

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Alternative Energy, Energy, Biomass, Winooski, VT

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