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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

US fund inks $480M energy deal in Myanmar that is largest US investment since sanctions lifted

A U.S investment fund has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

3 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

Water heater project helps W.Va. church go solar

A community-funded project involving water heaters will pay the $55,000 cost of a 60-panel solar energy system installed on the roof of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.


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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

ABC News

Renewable energy forum rallies support in solar-friendly Eden-Monaro

The Australian Solar Council says the far South Coast is leading the way on solar energy take-up, and they're coming to the Eden-Monaro electorate to rally support against changes to the federal government's Renewable Energy Target.


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

Science Daily

Breaking benzene selectively, at relatively mild temperatures

Scientists have demonstrated a way to use a metallic complex, trinuclear titanium hydride, to accomplish the task of activating benzene by breaking the aromatic carbon-carbon bonds at relatively mild temperatures and in a highly selective way.


Related Topix: Energy, Biomass

Hawaiian Electric submits renewable energy plan

Hawaiian Electric Co. has filed an ambitious plan to have 65 percent of its power come from renewable energy within 16 years.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Solar Energy

Cape Wind opponents file federal appeal in lawsuit

A Cape Cod town and other local opponents of the Cape Wind energy project are appealing a federal judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit.


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

Mother Jones

The Dirty Secret Behind Europe's Renewable Energy Industry

If you're driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy rules.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Biomass, Global Warming, Asheville, NC

Warrnambool Standard

Greens turn up heat on Napthine government and Labor opposition over renewable energy and fracking

Greens South West Coast candidate Thomas Campbell and lead upper house candidate for Western Victoria Lloyd Davies at last night's campaign launch.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Business Journal

Kauai utility seeks regulatory approval for major renewable energy project

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative has submitted its application to Hawaii regulators seeking approval for a power purchase agreement with landowner Gay & Robinson Inc. for a planned 6-megawatt hydroelectric facility on the west side of Kauai, according to public documents.


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

Scientific American

Recycled Biofuel Byproducts Could Make Biofuels Even Greener

Ionic liquids salts that are liquid at room temperature could potentially be made more cheaply and greenly by recycling by-products from biofuel production processes , according to US researchers.


Related Topix: Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, University of Wisconsin Madison

Hampshire Chronicle

Historic abbey set for multi-million pound makeover

Work will start next month on a 2.2m project to expand the visitor facilities at Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey as more and more people visit the site.


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

Large solar project to be built at Camp Ripley

The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power are joining forces to build a major solar energy project at Camp Ripley.


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

Sunderland Echo

Anger over plans for food-powered renewable energy plant

Planning officers are being asked to consider an application for an anaerobic digestion facility at Wardley Disposal Point in Follingsby Lane, West Boldon.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Don't shut out black residents from clean energy revolution

I'm very troubled by the obvious slight the renewable energy industry – in particular solar – is giving African Americans in Southern California and around the state.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, African-American, California, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Crossbench battle over renewable energy

CROSSBENCH senators are at odds over the future of the renewable energy target, ahead of the government releasing a report on the climate policy.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, Al Gore, US News


California Jobs Rise with Green Energy

Battery costs can make up a quarter of the cost of an electric car such as this Tesla Model S. California recently re-ascended to the rank of 8th largest economy in the world, passing Italy and Russia.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tesla Model S, Sedan, Solar Energy, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sowing Even More Confusion About Renewable Energy

I'm an American physicist and honorary architect, Swedish engineering academician, former Oxford don, and Harvard and Oxford dropout.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Naval Postgraduate School


UPDATE 1-Blackstone-backed Vivint Solar files for IPO

Blackstone Group LP-backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock.


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

Fort Morgan Times

"Pedal Power" Gaining Momentum

Volunteer Angie Gutierrez sorts and welds bicycle parts for Fort MorganA s Pedal the Plains A oeCommunity CanvasA art project, coordinated by local artist Ann Iungerich.


Related Topix: Fort Morgan, CO, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power

The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited law to bolster the geothermal energy industry and tap the power of the vast archipelago's scores of volcanoes.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono