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3 hrs ago | The Star Online
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.
7 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer
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.
11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
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.
12 hrs ago | South Yorkshire Times
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.
16 hrs ago | Truthdig
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Richmond -based energy company announced the agreement with EDF Renewable Energy on Monday. The deal is expected to close next year.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, water flows through the Winooski 1 hydro-electric plant in Winooski, Vt.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:28 pm
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