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17 min ago | Russia Taday

a Renewables seen as Ukraine's road to energy independence from Russia

As a way of becoming less reliant on Russian conventional energy Ukraine is talking to US investors who want to put money into alternative energy like wind and solar.

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

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Jacksonville recognized as a top city for solar power potential

The new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center recognized the top twenty cities in the U.S. for photovoltaic power and said, "The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic capacity installed today as it did in 2002."

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Neptune Beach, FL

8 hrs ago | Denver Westword

Photos: Top ten solar cities in the U.S. -- and why Denver's finish isn't good enough

"Shining Cities," a new report from Environment Colorado, compiles an incredible amount of data about solar power, including a ranking of the top ten solar cities in the United States.

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Utility Products

Oklahoma House approves solar power surcharge

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week that may add extra charges to utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Patch.com

Obama Honors Norwalker for Promoting Solar Power

Jessica Bailey of Norwalk has been named one of 10 "Champions for Change" by President Obama for her work to promote solar energy as director of Connecticut's "Green Bank."

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Norwalk, CT, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

The Las Vegas Sun

Facts that disprove conspiracy theory about Harry Reid, Cliven Bundy and solar power

The theory: The Senate majority leader masterminded the takeover of Bundy's cattle in Gold Butte to clear land for a solar facility that Chinese company ENN hoped to build in Southern Nevada.

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Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, US House of Representatives, Representative Steven Horsford, Bunkerville, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Laughlin, NV

WSOCTV

Environmentalists call for better solar energy policies

Local environmental groups are calling for Charlotte to improve their solar energy policies because Charlotte is the only city in the state that exceeds federal pollution standards.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charlotte, NC

Trend

Kazakhstan and French Total intend to cooperate in solar energy area

Kazakh Oil and Gas Ministry and French company Total signed a memorandum of understanding to develop cooperation in solar energy area, the ministry's press service said on April 17. The memorandum was signed by the representatives of the Oil and Gas Ministry, Total and SunPower .

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

Daily Kos

'Solar Summit' is Obama's latest attempt to get something done on solar energy despite Congress

The solar industry now employs 143,000 Americans like these veterans who are part of Grid Alternatives that puts solar panels on low-income people's homes.

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

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Material Offers Solar Energy - On Demand'

MIT and Harvard researchers have developed a switchable material that can absorb the sun's heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again "on demand."

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

Mashable

You Can Now Invest in Your Neighbors' Solar Energy Projects

Here's another reason to be nice to the neighbors: They might just give you a no-money-down, low-cost loan to put solar panels on your roof, and once you pay off that debt you'll get essentially free electricity as long as you own your home.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Oakland, CA

ScienceBlogs

Energy Connections: Shocking climate change vs. shocking solar power [Greg Laden's Blog]

Caption from original: "Rate of temperature change today and in the PETM . Temperature rose steadily in the PETM due to the slow release of greenhouse gas .

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

Planning

Get Free Solar Energy Technical Help in Atlanta

With spring in full swing in Atlanta, I expect many National Planning Conference attendees will have sunshine on their minds.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Department of Energy

The Heartland Institute

Solar Flares Up

It is amazing that something that seems as up-beat as "free" electricity from the sun can have such a dark side.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Arizona, Arizona Government, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, SunRun

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Pine Ridge Man Honored For Solar Energy Projects

The man behind a renewable energy company on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will be one of ten White House honorees this week.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, South Dakota

The Washington Post

Obama to challenge private companies to boost solar power use

President Obama will challenge companies Thursday to expand their use of solar power , part of his ongoing effort to leverage the power of his office to achieve goals that have been stymied by Congress.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Department of Energy, US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army, US Politics, US News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Georgia Faces

Solar Power UGA's Gary Hawkins studying solar power as way to water...

Using the sun as a power source isn't a new concept. But for some Georgia farmers, implementing solar power to deliver water to remote locations is making a huge difference.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), University of Georgia, Vegetables, Tifton, GA

Albany Times Union

Musk's SolarCity: We Are Not Trying To Kill Utilities

For the past few months, SolarCity has been warning that utilities must adapt to growing demand for renewable storage, or risk getting left behind.

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Related Topix: SolarCity, Startups, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Sun Journal

Maine Senate sustains veto, pulls blinds on solar energy rebate bill

State Sen. John Cleveland, D-Auburn, gestures Wednesday as he asks his colleagues to overturn a veto of a bill by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

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Related Topix: Maine, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, US Governors, Paul LePage

Free Republic

Molecules Can Store Solar Energy Indefinitely

Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be tapped to heat homes, water or used for cooking.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Harvard University, Chemistry, Science

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