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3 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.


Related Topix: Shelby, NC, Cleveland County, NC, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

7 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.


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

11 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.


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

12 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.


Related Topix: Lincolnshire County, England, United Kingdom, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy

16 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.


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

20 hrs ago | JD Supra

Renewable Thermal Energy Technologies Gain Eligibility for Incentives ...

With the passage of HB 4385/SB 2214 early last month, Massachusetts has joined New Hampshire and Wisconsin as the only states to provide incentives for the use of clean, renewable fuels to heat and cool buildings. Signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick in early August, the landmark energy legislation extends eligibility for the state's 'alternative energy credits' to biomass, biogas, liquid biofuels, and other renewable thermal technologies.


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

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.


Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Natural Disasters, Flood, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), NASA, Opinion

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, California Government, California, Solar Energy


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.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Colebrook, CT

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. Duke Energy Corp. is making a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Duke Energy, Energy, North Carolina

Mid-Day Mumbai

Power firms should explore garbage, solar, as alternative sources of energy: Committee

In the report to be submitted to the state government, state energy secretary Ajoy Mehta has recommended reducing dependency on non-renewable sources of energy and exploring options like solar energy and solid waste and garbage to generate electricity After the massive power outage on September 2, the one-man committee of state energy secretary, Ajoy Mehta is looking to explore alternate sources of power generation by power companies, making use of solar energy and solid waste and garbage. The report will also recommend measures to prevent blackouts such as the one that took place on September 2, after a technical snag at Tata Power's Trombay Power Station.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), World News, India,

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.


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


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)


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, Renewable Energy (Green 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.


Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green 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.


Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Biomass, Winooski, VT

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Global Warming, Activism, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft