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33 min ago | Business Times

Google offers big prize for small power box

Google teamed with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to back a "Littlebox Challenge" promising to reward whoever comes up with the best design for a device no bigger than a laptop that can efficiently convert direct current to alternating current commonly used in homes and businesses.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

4 hrs ago | Rock FM

Apple Looks To Renewables For Its Juice

Apple's data centre in North Carolina runs on entirely clean energy, supplied by a 400,000-square-metre solar array built by the iPhone maker.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, iPhone

8 hrs ago | Science Daily

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Solar Energy, Physics, Science, Purdue University

13 hrs ago |

South Dakota PUC rules against wind power producer

South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric cooperatives to buy the wind power it plans to generate.


Related Topix: South Dakota, Wind Power, Alternative Energy, Energy, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government

16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Iberdrola Profit Drops as Spain Renewable Subsidy Cuts Hit

Iberdrola SA, Spain's largest utility, said first-half profit dropped 13 percent after a reduction in renewable-energy subsidies took full effect.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Spain, World News, Stanley, Business News

20 hrs ago | Live Science

Affordable Batteries for Green Energy are Closer than We Think

Battery costs can make up a quarter of the cost of an electric car such as this Tesla Model S. This article was originally published at The Conversation.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, The Conversation, Reggae, Laptops/Notebooks, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Tama News-Herald

Creating jobs, growing Iowa's economy with clean energy

Iowa is proof that clean energy works. We lead the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production.


Related Topix: Iowa, Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power

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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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.


Related Topix: Wind Power, Alternative Energy, Energy, Science / Technology, GPS

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.


Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Alternative Energy, Energy, Solar Energy

Hatch faults Branstad for nixing $1M solar grant

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch criticized Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday for giving up a $1 million solar energy grant, saying the governor is letting powerful utility companies write his energy policy.


Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Department of Energy, Iowa Government, Iowa

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.


Related Topix: Energy, CMS Energy, Alternative Energy, Consumers Energy, Myrtle Beach, SC

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.


Related Topix: Energy, Energy Northwest, Alternative 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 The environmental groups, known as the Sunshine State Clean Energy Coalition , are hoping big public utilities save more energy and ... (more)


Related Topix: Alternative 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.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Energy

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.


Related Topix: Alternative 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.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Alternative Energy, Energy, US News

The Heartland Institute

Killing marine life with ethanol

Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is boiling the planet.

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Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Energy, Global Warming, Peak Oil, Weather, Corpus Christi, TX

EMA removes 'hard cap' on solar energy supply

This move means more solar power can be provided to the national power grid, according to the Energy Market Authority.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, Wind Power

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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