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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

How to power California with wind, water and sun

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

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Related Topix: California, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environment, Science, Global Warming

7 hrs ago | Basingstoke Gazette

Solar farm is step closer

A GERMAN green energy giant has won the first round of its battle to build Britain's biggest solar farm in the Test Valley countryside.

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

12 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Iowa Governor Accused Of Passing Up $1 Million For New Solar

Iowa recently missed out on a $1 million federal grant to beef up its use of solar power - and State Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, took Gov. Terry Branstad to task over the loss on Monday.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Iowa Government, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Department of Energy, US News, Liberal Political News

16 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Brownback urges compromise on Kansas energy rule

Gov. Sam Brownback is urging wind-energy advocates and critics of a renewable-energy requirement for Kansas utilities to work on a compromise for the policy's future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

20 hrs ago | Business Journal

College campus could serve as test site for General Electric's new fuel cells

Hudson Valley Community College's satellite campus in Malta, New York could serve as a test site for General Electric's new fuel cell technology, according to college president Andrew Matonak .

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Related Topix: Niskayuna, NY, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Troy, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Moray Firth Radio

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Energy, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Physics, Science, Purdue University

R & D

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.

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Related Topix: Energy, Physics, Science, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

Investopedia

Why You Should Invest In Green Energy Right Now

It's no secret that the global energy demand continues to rise. Driven by emerging economies and non- OECD nations, total worldwide energy usage is expected to grow by nearly 40% over the next 20 years.

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

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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

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