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Tean solar farm given approval

Last week members of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's planning applications committee gave the go ahead for the development at Lower Newton Farm, Draycott Road, Tean.

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Related Topix: Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Science, Agriculture, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bloomberg

Solar Energy Less Dangerous to Birds Than Cats or Cars

Solar-thermal power plants in the U.S. are less likely to kill birds than cars, cats or mobile-phone towers, despite reports that say the facilities pose a significant threat to avian life.

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

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: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Mashable

Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible to the Naked Eye

Researchers at Michigan State University developed a new type of solar panel that is almost completely transparent.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Business Journal

Woman charges gender, age discrimination at SunEdison

A human resources manager who worked at SunEdison Inc. for nearly 11 years alleges in a lawsuit filed last month that the company passed her over for promotions and demoted her because of her sex and age.

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

Daily Kos

Scientists discover that solar powered porous volumetric nanofluids produce steam at low temperature

A team of scientists from MIT have published an article in Nature Communicat ions , entitled Solar steam generation by heat localization, that may open up new opportunities for inexpensive small scale, low temperature production of steam.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Science / Technology, Inventions

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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), Alternative 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), Alternative Energy, Energy, Real Goods Solar

The Raw Story

Scientists warn Florida Gov. Rick Scott: 'We've got to...

Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other clean power sources.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Charlie Crist, Global Warming, Eckerd College

International Business Times

Australia's Renewable Energy Sector Suffers from Scrapping of Biggest Solar Power Station

Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming in this file photo taken March 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Australia, Oceania, World News, Wind Power

Hispanic Business

Solar Energy That Doesn't Block The View

It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface.

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

Examiner.com

Birds igniting: California solar plant burns birds to death in midair

The opening of the world's largest solar energy plant, located in Nevada, was a thrilling moment for many, but not for the birds that fly over it.

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

Electric Energy Online

Sudbury-designed solar power system to have major field test -...

Sudbury-designed solar power system to have major field test - Photo-voltaic cells to provide clean energy will be deployed off Maltese coast Sudbury-designed solar power system to have major field test - Photo-voltaic cells to provide clean energy will be deployed off Maltese coast An innovative and energy-smart concept to harness clean solar ... (more)

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Business Journal

Adams County, Arvada governments to power its buildings with community solar panels

SunShare LLC, founded in 2011, has grown rapidly by building "community solar gardens" along Colorado's Front Range.

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Related Topix: Adams County, CO, Arvada, CO, Colorado, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, San Miguel County, CO

Suria

Green power blooms as Japan unveils...

A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good.

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

Dallas Morning News

Rudoph Bush: The stupidity of stopping solar power in Plano

Since regular readers know my main concern is the city of Dallas, this is the sort of thing that makes me really jealous and that I want to see us immediately But a story yesterday by our Wendy Hundley made me realize again some of the - let's call them setbacks - of suburban living.

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

Wimbledon Guardian

Political spat between rival councillors heats up over solar panel figures

A Tory environment spokesman who accused Merton Council of cooking-up inflated figures on solar panel investment was sent out-of-date figures by the coucil's chief executive, it has emerged.

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

Business Journal

Chapel Hill's Strata Solar grows footprint with $100M investment

Three utility-scale solar farms - the first half of a $100 million investment - have been brought online in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Laurinburg, NC, Clarkton, NC, Spring Hope, NC, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Newsday

UK trader guilty of rate rigging

Paul Robson is the second trader at the Dutch bank to plead guilty to trying to rig the Yen Libor rate and the first Briton to do so.

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Related Topix: US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

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