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1 hr ago | Business Journal

State agency commits $2.5M to UMass Amherst for research on renewable energy

The state's energy and environmental affairs department has committed $2.5 million to UMass Amherst in an endowment that will pay for a professor who will focus on renewable energy.

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Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Energy

6 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Green energy opponents complain of 'wind turbine...

To wind farm opponents, wind turbine syndrome is a manifold malady triggered by acoustic pulses and other unfortunate side effects of large wind turbines.

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

10 hrs ago | Cheraw Chronicle

Educators learn about energy sources

This summer, Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in energy-industry fields to three Chesterfield County educators, as part of the 29th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center.

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Related Topix: Santee, SC, Chesterfield County, SC, McBee, SC, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Canberra Times

ACT government puts off green energy increase until 2018-19

Green energy purchases by the ACT government will remain at just 5 per cent of total power use until at least 2018-19, according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

WHAS11

TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility, marking another step by the nation's largest utility to reduce its reliance on coal.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Valley Authority, Energy, 9, Tennessee, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Sierra Club Compass

Big Clean Air Victory in Indianapolis

After a two-year campaign by 50 organizations in the Power Indy Forward Coalition , Indianapolis Power & Light has announced its intention to stop burning coal at its downtown Harding Street power plant in 2016 and close the unlined coal ash lagoons at the plant, located on the city's south side.

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

ThinkProgress

Africa Will Add More Renewable Energy In 2014 Than In The Last 14 Years Combined

Sub-Saharan Africa will add more renewable energy projects in 2014 than it has in the last 14 years, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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

East Anglian Daily Times

Suffolk: SABRE renewable energy project among the winners in the Green Apple Awards

A project to help businesses in Suffolk become more sustainable, and save money in the process, is among the winners in the 2014 Green Apple Awards which aim to recognise Britain's greenest companies, councils and communities.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Suffolk County, VA, World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England,

Washington Times

ISTOOK: Ivanpah solar energy project a glaring danger to airplane passengers

Thanks to a $1.6 billion green energy loan from the feds, pilots are being blinded by glare as they fly over the Mojave Desert.

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

Science Daily

Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Biomass, Energy, Department of Energy

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Retford Today

Notts: Solar farm plans presented to community

Initial plans for the site on land north of Netherfield Lane would generate locally sourced energy for around 4,600 homes.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

ComputerWorld

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Tesla Motors, Startups, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy

Science Daily

A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis

Cooperation between chemists and biologists has resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Energy, Biomass, Weird

Inhabitat

Nokero Launches Prima N202 Solar-Powered Light Bulb at American Renewable Energy Day

Nokero International, Ltd. recently launched the Prima N202, its ninth solar-powered light bulb, at Aspen's American Renewable Energy Day Conference early this month.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

KMIZ

Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal that offered specific emission targets for each state, the first of which would kick in by 2020.

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

Science Daily

Solar energy that doesn't block the view

Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Michigan State University, Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Science, Environment, Chemistry

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Monterey clipper to replace old salmon boat at Pittsburg Marina

For years, the yellow wooden boat that pays homage to Pittsburg's commercial fishing industry past has marked the entrance to the marina.

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Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Marina, CA, Pittsburg, CA, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

West Australian

AGL to cut power prices

Chief executive Michael Fraser said the company would cut prices by between eight and nine per cent on average and by more than 12 per cent for Victorian customers of its Powerdirect subsidiary as it passes on savings from the removal of the tax.

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

Business Journal

RGS Energy replaces CEO, posts 2nd-quarter loss

RGS Energy, a solar power installation company, said Tuesday that it's appointed Dennis Lacey as its new CEO, succeeding Kam Mofid, who the company said has "departed to pursue other interests."

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

WBOC-TV Salisbury

80,000 Acres off Maryland Coast Leased for Wind Energy

The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has auctioned some 80,000 acres off Maryland for wind energy development.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

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