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3 hrs ago | 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.

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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

Business Journal

N.C. ranks 10th for jobs in proposed clean-energy projects announced in Q2

Crews for contractor Alpha Technologies install solar panels at Geenex and Et Solar's 20-megawatt solar farm at the old Halifax Airport in Roanoke Rapids.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, North Carolina, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Digital Post Production

Renewable Energy Stock: FuelCell Energy's (Nasdaq:FCEL) Cost...

August 28, 2014 FuelCell Energy, Inc. , a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced the progression into stage three of a carbon capture development project supported by a previously announced award from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil ... (more)


Related Topix: Electronics, Fuel Cell Technologies, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Department of Energy

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Solar energy plants ignite birds in mid-air; thousands killed by intense light beams

This type of solar energy plant differs from the normal solar panels that convert the sun's energy directly into electrical energy by light-sensitive semiconductors to be used immediately or stored in large batteries.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Violent Crime, panels, California, Science, Ecology

Wimmera Mail-Times

Nkandu Beltz backs Greens' commitment to renewable energy target

BACKED: Greens candidate for Lowan Nkandu Beltz believes the renewable energy target would motivate investment in renewable energy in western Victoria.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Bennington Banner

Feds to conduct environmental study of proposed underwater transmission line

The Department of Energy will prepare an environmental impact statement for a proposed power line that will pass under Lake Champlain to connect power supplies in Canada to the Coolidge substation in Ludlow.


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

Bangkok Post

US plans solar power project in Myanmar

US investors will help finance a US$480 million solar power project in Myanmar's northeastern Mandalay region, which will ultimately provide up to 12% of the country's power generation, the US Trade Representative and an investment manager said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Burma, World News,

North Denver News

What fuels the sun - proton-proton neutrino reaction

Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists including Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report in the current issue of Nature that for the first time they have directly detected neutrinos created by the "keystone" ... (more)


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

Oklahoma landowners sue over wind farm plan

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Oklahoma Wind Action Association names several companies associated with Apex Clean Energy Inc., requesting protection from the loss of use and value of land.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Okarche, OK

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

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