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29 min ago | Bellingham Herald

Storage problems no reason to reject renewable power

When you think of weather and ducks, you generally picture a rainy Washington day.

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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Free Republic

Germany’s green tech forces 400x increase in power rates

The price of a stabilized green power grid is very steep, one could say it is like a 'hockey stick' Coal and gas electricity companies are being paid up to 400x times the wholesale price of power, in return for helping to stabilize the German electricity grid.

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

Gizmag

Google offers up US$1 million prize to shrink size of power inverters

The old saying says good things come in small packages. Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers seem to agree having launched the Little Box Challenge, an open competition with a US$1 million first prize to find innovative electronic designs to shrink power inverters down from their current bigger-than-a-bread-box size to ... (more)

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

Statesboro Herald

More solar power now available

The 20-megawatt solar array to be built by Silicon Ranch Corporation near Hazlehurst will resemble this 30-MW array near Social Circles.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Hazlehurst, GA, Jeff Davis County, GA, Georgia, Jenkins County, GA, Millen, GA, Bryan County, GA, Pembroke, GA, Tattnall County, GA, Reidsville, GA

WKTV

Three Town of Floyd buildings now solar powered

The town's municipal building and the highway and sanitation departments are now receiving the solar power, but taxpayers will soon see reduced costs.

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

The Heartland Institute

2007 - "a great year for growing bad legislation like the ethanol mandate

President Obama, and his administration, has enacted so many foolish and cost-increasing energy policies, it is easy to think that they are his purview alone.

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

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Builder touts green-building

The term 'high performance home' may conjure images of high-tech computerized houses, but high performance homes aren't futuristic at all.

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

Inhabitat

MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam

Researchers at MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a simple, graphite and carbon-based sponge that soaks up water and heats it using the sun's rays.

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

Edmonton Journal

Embrace the solar storm: Now's the perfect time to expand renewable energy sector, Alberta told

An array of solar modules on an eco-friendly apartment building at the Brentwood Family Housing Society in Edmonton's Woodcroft neighbourhood.

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

Intellectual Conservative Politics an...

How to Help the Mexican People: Fight the Mexican Government

Mexico's ruling class is deeply complicit in the current border crisis-as is our own.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, World News, Mexico, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tidal Power, Nuclear Energy, Natural Disasters, Flood

Business Journal

Wisconsin utility companies take aim against solar power

In the wake of an increasing challenge from customers that use solar panels, We Energies of Milwaukee and Madison Gas and Electric in Madison are calling for changes in rates that they say would create a fair rate system, but opponents say are designed to stifle the competition the utilities face from solar power.

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

Bellingham Herald

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

That was Gov. Terry Branstad in 2011. Branstad said he believed alternative energy development could be the key to bringing to fruition two of the governor's main goals: Bringing 200,000 jobs to Iowa by 2016 and increasing family income by 25 percent.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Alternative Energy, Energy, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Department of Energy, Opinion

WSYR-AM Syracuse

New Program Encourages CNY To Go Solar

The Solarize Syracuse campaign says they are working to get people in the city of Syracuse and the towns of Dewitt and Manlius interested in solar energy for residential and commercial locations.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, NY, Manlius, NY, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Triple Pundit

Shrink the Solar Power Inverter and Google Will Pay You $1 Million

What's the size of a clunky ice cooler and essential to that off-grid lifestyle you've always dreamed of? If you guessed a solar power inverter, then you may be just the techie Google is hoping to hear from.

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

Power Online

Yingli Green Energy To Supply 32 MWs Of PV Modules To A Large Scale Project In Japan

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation , has signed an agreement to supply 32 MWs of multicrystalline PV modules to a large-scale project located in ... (more)

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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

West Australian

China condemns U.S. anti-dumping duties on solar imports

China's Commerce Ministry castigated the United States on Monday for setting new import duties on Chinese solar products, saying Washington's actions risked damaging the industry in both countries.

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

Townhall

Public Utility Attempting to Buy Arizona Elections

What's happening in Arizona right now is sufficient to make every conservative shudder.

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Related Topix: Energy, Arizona Public Service, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Opinion

Salt Lake Tribune

Is a fee for solar energy users a 'sun tax' or fair play?

Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes' home above the state Capitol has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels - they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Salt Lake City, UT

Marin Independent Journal

Mill Valley considers new solar energy project

The Mill Valley City Council will consider a city plan to install solar panels in the parking lots and on the rooftops of the community center, wastewater treatment plant and corporation yard.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Mill Valley, CA, Energy, San Rafael, CA

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

American Solar Challenge and Kalamazoo Team heads into the home stretch

The WMU Sunseeker remains in 7th place in the American Solar Challenge and has completed Stage three of the race using only solar power.

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

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