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1 hr ago | 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.


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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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,

15 hrs ago | 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)

19 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