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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago | 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.


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

14 hrs ago |

Coalition to push for solar energy in Florida

Solar proponents say a new coalition that will push for increased use of renewable energy in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reports the coalition includes three major renewable and clean energy organizations: the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association and the Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy, as well as the nonprofit Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

18 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Massive renewable energy project alters German landscape

And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million apiece.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Global Warming, Activism, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Google's $145 Million Clean Energy Investment Puts Solar Atop Old Oil Field

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Related Topix: WebMD, Alternative Energy, Energy, Arts, Literature, Journalism, Canada,

Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: Marin Clean Energy solar plan fulfills promise

Marin Clean Energy was founded with an overriding environmental goal of reducing Marin's greenhouse gases by increasing market demand for renewable energy. The agency's new agreement with Chevron is another step in that direction.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Opinion

The Motley Fool

China Could Upend Elon Musk's Renewable Energy Dreams

Elon Musk has as much as $10 billion , not to mention his own personal fortune, riding on the growth of Tesla Motors solar and energy storage system growth. It's one of the biggest bets ever made on renewable energy and it's made him a household name across the country.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Tesla Motors, Startups, Solar Energy


Patrick jetting off to Denmark on trade mission

Patrick is departing Massachusetts for Copenhagen on Saturday. On Sunday he plans to tour the Lilligrund Wind Farm off the Denmark coast with business leaders in the offshore wind industry.


Related Topix: Copenhagen, NY, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Energy

American Thinker

German Green Energy Policies Making Electricity a Luxury Good

The German weekly magazine Der Spiegel is not exactly known as a conservative outfit. But Germany's green energy policies have proven so disastrous that the magazine is writing that electricity is becoming a luxury good, owing to the vast expense and inefficiency of the wind, solar, and other green follies embraced by the government there: Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Solar Energy

DNA India

Chhattisgarh to give 10,000 solar lamps for Jammu and Kashmir flood victims

Chhattisgarh government will send 10,000 solar lamps, electric transformers and other equipments to help flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. "Today in the meeting of Chhattisgarh State Renewal Energy Development Agency, State government has decided to send 10,000 solar lamps for flood relief operations in J-K," Chief Minister Raman Singh said.


Related Topix: World News, India, Alternative Energy, Energy

Science Daily

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

Two large buoys that are decked out with advanced scientific instruments will help more accurately predict offshore wind's power-producing potential. Research on the High Seas: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory staff conduct tests in Sequim Bay, Washington, while aboard one of two new research buoys being commissioned to more accurately predict offshore wind's power-producing potential.


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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Who killed the Renewable Energy Target?

With news that the unlikely climate conscience of the Palmer United Party is holding firm, it appears that the Renewable Energy Target and associated programs will not be scrapped just yet. But the uncertainty of what will happen in the long term may be enough to bring large-scale wind and solar projects to a standstill.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Science Daily

Environmental costs, health risks, and benefits of fracking examined

Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.


Related Topix: Environment, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power

Business Journal

Bill Seitz on his opposition to energy mandates, and his work with ALEC

State Sen. Bill Seitz helped lead the Statehouse's two-year freeze of Ohio's renewable and energy efficiency standards. He's one of the most vocal critics who helped lead the Statehouse's two-year freeze of Ohio's renewable and energy efficiency standards, and his blunt talk has raised the ire of solar and wind proponents.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Buoys to help gauge offshore wind power potential

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is equipping two 10-ton buoys at its Marine Science Lab in Sequim to help research offshore wind power. The bright yellow buoys are each worth $1.3 million.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Energy


New party sweeps Montserrat's general election

The People's Democratic Movement won seven of nine seats in the Legislative Assembly. Artist and former journalist Donaldson Romeo was being sworn in as the new premier on Friday.


Related Topix: Geothermal Power, Alternative Energy, Energy

WHJJ-AM Providence

New Bedford to be Cape Wind Staging Area

The developers of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod have signed a lease agreement with the state to use New Bedford for staging and construction of the 130 turbine project. Cape Wind is expected to officially announce the news at 11 a.m. Friday with Gov. Deval Patrick at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts, Alternative Energy, Energy

The York Daily Record

Xcell Automation owner Brian Miccichi talks about the future of solar energy

Senior machine builder Dale Parks works with the Xcell X3, a machine that strings together single solar cells, at Xcell Automation on Wednesday. The company's president, Brian Miccichi, says the solar industry is beginning to recovery from a slow period in 2012-2013.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, York, PA


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