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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not Better Than Gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

How the Koch brothers' greenback influences green jobs, clean energy debate

Just last month, the Maine Heritage Policy Center and the Beacon Hill Institute, housed at Suffolk University in Boston, released a new study attacking Maine's efforts to promote public health and mitigate climate change through its membership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - a highly successful, regional cap-and-trade program that has ... (more)


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Suffolk University, Environment, Science, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Advocates and critics examine field of biomass energy

Michael Buckman points to the white stream rushing out of the 180-foot-tall tower of Pinetree Power Fichburg power plant off Route 31, just outside of the Leominster State Forest.


Related Topix: Biomass, Energy, Leominster, MA, Westminster, MA

12 hrs ago | Beverley Today

Leconfield farmer shares secrets of his success at wind power open day

Leconfield farmer Chris Lount is to host an open day aimed at helping others in the industry find out how they can cut costs and increase income by diversifying into green energy.


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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Network World

Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com

Star Trek fans know that Capt. James T. Kirk will eventually be born in Iowa . So, in one respect, this state already has a notable tech reputation.


Related Topix: Iowa, Star Trek, West Des Moines, IA, Social Software, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

This is Wiltshire

Wind power project rules must change

Green energy campaigners are celebrating after the Government inspector ordered Wiltshire Council to delete its wind farms policy from the Core Strategy.


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

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

CAMP Teams To Showcase Projects Saturday

Teams from the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production will showcase their projects Saturday at an Earth Day celebration at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.


Related Topix: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Energy

The Miami Herald

Pork producer subsidiary to use compressed gas

A subsidiary of Oklahoma pork producer Seaboard Foods has begun using trucks fueled by compressed natural gas to deliver biodiesel.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Energy

The Times-Tribune

McGinty has chops, but so does rest of field

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who uses his legal degree promoting environmental protection issues, speaks to students at Scranton High School Thursday as he appeared there to support Katie McGinty's campaign for Pennsylvania governor.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, Bill Clinton, US News, History in the News, Al Gore, Ed Rendell

Saturday: Information session on Senate Bill 310 and Ohio's clean energy future

Van Jones thinks "green collar" jobs could clean the United State's energy-dependent economy.


Related Topix: Ohio, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Grandview Heights, OH

Sunday Herald

Island windfall from gathering of renewable energy experts

Around 220 people from around the world will go to Stornoway, on Lewis, to take part in the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables international conference.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

NOAA proposes major expansion of marine sanctuaries off Marin coast

Federal officials are once again floating a plan to protect additional waters off Marin and Sonoma counties with a large-scale expansion of marine sanctuary boundaries.


Related Topix: Marin County, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Press & Sun-Bulletin

64 businesses using NY clean energy training funds

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a state program designed to boost New York's green energy industry has helped 64 businesses.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), US Governors, Energy

Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

Sunlight streams onto the 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

A 4m for green energy loans announced

Scottish households will benefit from a further four million pound fund designed to help people make their homes greener.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Eilean Siar County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Romania to exempt heavy industry from green energy costs

Romania plans to exempt large industrial energy users from paying up to 85% of their renewable energy costs for 10 years, the economy ministry said on Thursday , hoping to avoid the threat of job cuts in an election year.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Portland Tribune

OMSI hosts a wind energy challenge for kids and teachers

Wind turbines are one of the fastest-growing clean energy sources, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is nurturing a new generation of young engineers to explore the science behind them.


Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Oregon, Environment, Science

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.


Related Topix: US News, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Energy

The Press Democrat

Sonoma Clean Power opposes 'opt-in' bill

Officials with Sonoma County's startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Sacramento, CA, Energy

Green Car Congress

DOE issues draft loan solicitation for up to $4B for renewable energy ...

The US Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the US that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.


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