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16 hrs ago | Balloon Juice

Bright Lights, Small City

The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. With the purchase of the 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project earlier this month, the Burlington Electric Department now owns or contracts renewable sources - including wind, hydro, and biomass - equivalent to the city's needs.

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Related Topix: Burlington, VT, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Winooski, VT

21 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Bridgestone, Cooper Tire and Goodyear developing sustainable tires made from plants

By 2020, Bridgestone wants to sell tires made from plants, without using oil or coal. By 2050, the company wants that to be all its customers are buying.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Energy, Yuma, AZ

21 hrs ago | Daily Times

Environmental, forest experts concerned over rapid deforestation

ISLAMABAD: The environmental and forest experts on Monday expressed their concerns over rapid deforestation, which is going on at a ratio of 27,000 hectares per year across the country.According to the official data, Pakistan has a total forest cover of 4.4 million hectares, and the current rate of deforestation is 27,000 hectares per year. It says that 53,000 Pakistanis are directly employed in the forestry sector, while the country has 213 million metric tonnes of carbon stocks in living forest biomass.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Energy

22 hrs ago | JD Supra

Renewable Thermal Energy Technologies Gain Eligibility for Incentives ...

With the passage of HB 4385/SB 2214 early last month, Massachusetts has joined New Hampshire and Wisconsin as the only states to provide incentives for the use of clean, renewable fuels to heat and cool buildings. Signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick in early August, the landmark energy legislation extends eligibility for the state's 'alternative energy credits' to biomass, biogas, liquid biofuels, and other renewable thermal technologies.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Energy

Yesterday | Daily Kos

Vermont's largest city now using 100% renewable energy sources

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Winooski, VT, Environment, Science, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft

Yesterday | EurekAlert!

The biomethane market needs clear frame conditions for further growth

According to the report around 280 biogas upgrading plants in different countries with a production capacity of around 100,000 Nm3/h of biomethane are already in operation. Leipzig.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Yesterday | Pollution Online

Renewable Power When The Grid Needs It: North America's Largest...

Ontario, Canada is now home to North America's largest power plant fuelled completely by biomass. The Atikokan Generating Station conversion is complete and the station is now generating electricity and helping meet local power needs in northwestern Ontario.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Alternative Energy, Energy, Environment, Science, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

Yesterday | Journal Gazette

Only renewables power Vermont city

With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city's edge.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Winooski, VT

Yesterday | Gizmag

NASA probe will reveal 3D architecture of forests from space

An artist's impression of how the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar will reveal the 3D architecture of forests in a bid to further our understanding of the carbon cycle NASA is developing a laser-based instrument for deployment on the International Space Station that will probe the depths of Earth's forests from space in a bid to reveal more about their role in the planet's carbon cycle. After its completion in 2018, this Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar will join the likes of the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite in studying Earth's vegetation on a global scale.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Alternative Energy, Energy, Gadgets

Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC News

In Vermont, a Milestone in Green-Energy Efforts

In this Sept. 10, 2014 photo, water flows through the Winooski 1 hydro-electric plant in Winooski, Vt.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Winooski, VT, Burlington, VT

Fri Sep 12, 2014

PR-inside.com

New Market Research Report: Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

The company develops and markets biofuel technology and products based on its patented fast pyrolysis technology. It converts biomass into jet fuel, gasoline and diesel.

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Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Progressive Farmer

Biodiesel RINs Continue to Erode as Q4 Looms, No RVO

D4 2014 biomass-based diesel Renewable Identification Numbers traded at 49.0 cents this morning, down 3.0 cents on the week. "The value of those RINs does erode over time if nothing else changes," said Jerrod Kitt, strategist for the Linn Group in Chicago, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Sys-Con Media

Algae Biomass Summit Announces New Speakers From Departments of...

Registration and agenda information is available at http://algaebiomasssummit.org . "With Assistant Secretaries of Departments of Navy and Agriculture; Directors and Program Managers from several federal agencies; Executive Directors of major trade associations; more than 100 speakers & panelists; 50 exhibitors and more than 100 posters, this year's summit offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network and collaborate, " said Matt Carr, Executive Director of the Algae Biomass Organization.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Agriculture, Science

FarmingUK

VG Launches the Revolutionary Biomass Air Blower System, Helping...

VG Biomass launch a revolutionary new plug and play biomass air blower system to provide agricultural businesses with a cost effective, reliable and environmentally friendly heating solution. In addition to the 30% savings per year against oil industrial heating systems, businesses will also benefit from a 20 year income of A 170,000 via the government backed renewable heat incentive .

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

The Motley Fool

Solar, Wind, and Papaya: 3 Ways Hawaii Is Building Its Renewable Power Future

The renewable power wave that's sweeping the continental United States in the form of wind and solar is having a profound impact on the energy market. However, there's one state where the changes will be bigger than in any other: Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Energy, Hawaiian Electric Industries, 9, Alternative Energy

GhanaWeb

Solar-IPPs' dream cut to size

Independent Power Producers hoping to take advantage of the country's open-handed feed-in-tariff regime for solar energy may have to revise their plans as national transmission infrastructure can accommodate only 550 megawatts of all forms of renewable energy. The Energy Commission has issued IPPs provisional licences for a total of 3,907 megawatts of renewable energy including wind, biomass and waste-to-energy.

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

Fife Now

West Sands Visitor Centre turbine plans blown away

Plans for wind turbines at the proposed West Sands Visitor Centre have been abandoned by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust amid growing opposition to the scheme. In a statement this week, trust chief executive Amanda McFarlane said: "As an environmental charity we had hoped to make the building carbon neutral.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Sys-Con Media

Renewable Power When the Grid Needs It: North America's Largest...

The Atikokan Generating Station conversion is complete and the station is now generating electricity and helping meet local power needs in northwestern . Conversion of the station began in mid-2012 and included construction of two silos and boiler modifications to accommodate the biomass.

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

Sun-Star

Stable water, power supply seen in 2015

Frank Carbon, president of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry , said that before the year ends, Metro Bacolod will have its peaking sources from the diesel and biomass power plants in the village of Calumangan, Bago City. The construction of the 18.9-megawatt diesel-fired power plant of Energreen Power Development and Management Inc. is underway.

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Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Alternative Energy, Energy,

Laboratory Network .com

Acclaimed University Research Center Adds Two New Hammer Mills,...

Biomass Testing Hub The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center of Georgia Southern University has been a world-class applied research facility for over 75 years. For decades, their clients have honed developing technologies, validating their process and product concepts in Herty's laboratory.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Buffalo, NY

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