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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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Chevron's Search for Plant-Based Alternative Fuels Flounders

The second-largest U.S. oil company by market value spent "significant sums" and assigned some of its best scientists to evaluate more than 100 kinds of feedstock and 50 techniques for converting them into fuels without success, Chevron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Watson said during an address to the Economic Club of Minnesota in Minneapolis today. "The smartest minds in my company and others haven't yet cracked the code on pairing the right feedstock conversion technology and logistics in an economic and scalable package," Watson said.


Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Exxon Mobil, Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology

12 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Green Mountain Power, Johnson, VT, Lowell, VT

16 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

The governor of the state of Louisiana, a possible Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. Gov. Bobby Jindal, an Indian -American, 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, Barack Obama, US Governors, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

17 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), Energy

19 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Clean energy: How the world is cleaning up its act

The clean-energy world of the future is still a long way off, but it is arriving faster than ever before. Last year, new global capacity of hydroelectricity, wind, solar, and other renewable power grew by more than in any year before, according to a new report by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, continuing a run of record-breaking additions that stretches back to the beginning of this century.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

23 hrs ago | 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hydroelectric Power, Environment, Science, Geothermal Power

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Times Leader

Students learn about alternative energy

Penny Elliot took advantage of the clearing skies Friday afternoon to teach her fourth - grade class a lesson in solar energy. The students made ovens from cereal boxes, aluminum foil and plastic wrap, took them outside to see if the sun would heat graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.


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

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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, NASA, Opinion

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), 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: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Colebrook, CT

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), Energy, New Bedford, MA, Bedford, MA

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. The company will acquire and construct three solar facilities - totaling 128 megawatts of capacity - including the largest solar photovoltaic facility east of the Mississippi River.


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

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Deal To Build And Operate Ghana's First Utility-Scale Wind Farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of USD525 million, is expected to reach financial close next year and start generating power early in 2016.


Related Topix: World News, Ghana, Africa, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power, Solar Energy

Camco Clean Energy Plc (CCE) - Alternative Energy - Deals and Alliances Profile - New Study Released

The company carries out project development, technical delivery and policy development, in collaboration with multinational companies, local industry, governments and regulatory bodies. The company, together with equipment providers, project developers and investor groups undertakes projects, which enhances the sustainable energy production across a broad range of sectors, which include renewable energy, energy efficiency, land use and biogas.


Related Topix: Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

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), 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), 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, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass, Winooski, VT