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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Florida power utilities fear return of 'Green Governor' Crist

When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charlie Crist, US Governors, US News, Rick Scott

7 hrs ago |

NM utility works on 3 new solar power centers

Dirt is being leveled in three New Mexico counties as the state's largest electric provider prepares to install thousands of solar panels.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Valencia, NM, Los Lunas, NM

10 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Government urged to opt for solar energy

Dr Osei Darkwa, Presient of Ghana Technology University College has urged government to adopt Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems to ease the perpetual energy crises, mitigate against the high energy cost and avert environmental hazards linked to fossil fuel.


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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Post and Courier

Sunny outlook for solar energy in South Carolina

Don't expect a reduction on your electric bill this month, but the dream of cheap, clean, unlimited energy keeps inching closer to reality in South Carolina.


Related Topix: South Carolina, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charleston, SC, Cayce, SC, North Charleston, SC

ABC News

Renewable energy target doubt inspires New South Wales coastal town solar farm

A small coastal community on the New South Wales far south coast financing a solar farm has not been deterred by possible changes to the federal government's renewable energy target.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Australia, World News,

Windsor Beacon

Pricey VA wind turbines remain idle

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Visions of a national wind energy bonanza have been a costly mirage for the Department of Veterans Affairs , even after five years of work and more than $3.7 million spent.


Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative, Life, Veteran Affairs, Sundance Film Festival

Politics in the Zeros

Bill Gates says poor countries can't afford renewable energy

Those living in poverty need cheap energy to help them get a better life. Lectures by wealthy countries saying poor countries need renewable energy now to cut carbopn emissions is unrealistic and will keep them in poverty.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


Cavernous Swiss power plant undermined by renewable energy

Deep in a Swiss mountain, workers have blasted out a cathedral-sized hole for a power plant that will help keep Europe's lights on, but the profit outlook for the 1.9 billion Swiss franc project has darkened since its construction began in 2008.

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

The Las Vegas Sun

The people and politics behind Sen. Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit 7.0

Former President Bill Clinton, left, waits backstage with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid before giving a keynote address during the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 at the Bellagio Tuesday, August 7, 2012.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Bill Clinton, History in the News, Searchlight, NV, Las Vegas, NV

Inverurie Today

MSPs welcome new local energy fund

The introduction of a 20 million local energy challenge fund for renewable energy projects across Scotland has been welcomed by Aberdeenshire East MSP Alex Salmond and North East MSP Christian Allard.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Power Line

Why Renewable Energy Is Hopeless

At Watts Up With That? , Ed Hoskins spotlights the intractable problem with solar and wind power: much of the time, the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.

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

The Age

Rooftop solar connection numbers tipped to slide by 60 per cent in ACT

Armada director Justin Ryan with some solar panels his company installed on an Ainslie rooftop.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Business Journal

Clean Energy Collective opens two Denver community solar arrays

Boulder-based Clean Energy Collective develops "community solar" power systems. Community solar allows individuals or businesses to lease or buy solar power panels and get credit for the renewable energy the panels generate.


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

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: Obama's tan suit gets headlines, saving CDs, clean energy now at 22%

Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man, by Laurence Lewis Numerous reports indicate that George W. Bush received at least one memo stating that al-Qaeda was plotting an attack on American soil prior to the attacks.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, George Bush, World News, Mexico,

Business Journal

Council aims for 100% green Austin Energy by 2030

Austin Energy could be a greenhouse-gas-free utility eventually, as the Austin City Council passed a measure requiring the utility to make larger investments in renewable energy.


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

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's solar installers face another boom and bust

Solar energy installers are expecting a boom then sharp contraction of their businesses as the Abbott government prepares to take an axe to renewable energy support.


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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Deseret News

Solar energy users claim victory as 'sun tax' rejected

Jim French, who installed his first set of solar panels five years ago and recently added more panels, poses for a photograph at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Salt Lake City, UT, Utah

Washington Examiner

Costs of coal power plant proposal challenged

The state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico, according to a regulatory filing made Friday by advocates of renewable energy.

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

'Alternative Energy' will return to Davies with a new orchestra and conductor

Regular readers may recall that one of the high points of the Centennial Season of the San Francisco Symphony took place when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , conducted by their Music Director Ricardo Muti, visited Davies Symphony Hall and performed the West Coast premiere of Mason Bates' "Alternative Energy," which the composer described as an ... (more)


Related Topix: Energy, Symphony, Arts, San Francisco Symphony, Classical, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Renewable Energy Capacity Grew At Fastest Pace Ever In 2013

The world's collective capacity to generate renewable power grew at its fastest annual pace ever last year, the Guardian reported on Thursday.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming, Wind Power, US News, Liberal Political News