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4 hrs ago | Business Journal

SPI Solar sells large solar farm project in China, starts another

SPI Solar announced its China subsidiary will sell a large solar project it is now developing and has entered construction agreements to begin work on another solar farm.

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

8 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.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), The Conversation, Reggae, Laptops/Notebooks, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bangkok Post

B20 'commercially viable' after testing

A commercial launch for B20 biodiesel is anticipated after the Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department yesterday completed two years of laboratory testing and field trials.

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

Mashable

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.

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

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar 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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Energy, CMS Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Consumers Energy, Myrtle Beach, SC

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: Energy, Energy Northwest, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green 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 wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1mxlhZC The environmental groups, known as the Sunshine State Clean Energy Coalition , are hoping big public utilities save more energy and ... (more)

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

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

USA Today

Poll: 60% back carbon tax if used for renewables

Poll: 60% back carbon tax if used for renewables Americans oppose carbon tax - unless the money is returned to them or used for renewables.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), US News

Channelnewsasia.com

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.

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

Science Daily

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate

The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study.

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Related Topix: Weather, University of Arizona, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Alternative Energy, Biomass

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Juan Cole

Green Energy Robin Hood: India Doubles Tax on Coal to Fund Solar and Wind

This is just a small list of initiatives that India plans to implement in the renewable energy and the environment protection sector.

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

The Telegraph

Surgeon looks up to sun for energy

Power cuts would bug octogenarian surgeon Rudra Kumar Varma so much that few years ago he took a decision that not only solves his energy problems but also helps the environment.

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

WFAA-TV Dallas

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Global Warming, Solar Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

U.S. offers leases off Jersey Shore for wind energy projects

The Obama administration last week announced plans to sell leases for nearly 344,000 acres of seafloor off the New Jersey coastline to companies that want to build wind energy turbines, a significant step toward the development of wind farms off the Jersey Shore.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Rush Holt, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), US Senate, Senator Bob Menendez, New Jersey

Myrtle Beach Online

Feds to announce SC ocean wind tracts in North Myrtle Beach

It is also significant that the announcement will be made in North Myrtle Beach because it recognizes the work the city and the North Shore Wind Team have done to position North Myrtle Beach as the logical place for transmission lines from the farms to move into the landbound power grid.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, North-Myrtle-Beach, SC, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Georgetown, SC, Solar Energy

Pacific Daily News

Follow: More agencies should use solar energy to reduce power costs

It's important for the government of Guam to do much more to reduce its use of oil-powered electricity by incorporating alternative energy sources for its facilities, and more government of Guam agencies should follow in the footsteps of the University of Guam and Guam Community College in using solar energy to control power costs.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), University of Guam, Opinion

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