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  1. Eagle County invests $3 million in Missouri Heights solar arrayRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | The Aspen Times

    The Sunnyside Ranch Community Solar Array was completed in Missouri Heights in April. Eagle County government purchased 1-megawatt of power production for $3 million.


  2. Single Jet Small Water Turbines for Home Use , Horizontal Small Hydro Power Generator 55KWRead the original story

    14 min ago | California Computer News

    Pelton Water Turbine is widely used in water power plants with the high head from 60m to 600m.Design water flow from 0.1m3/Sto 3m3/S. they are included in runner, turbine case, nozzles, valve and intake penstock.


  3. If U.S. Military Spending Returned to 2001 LevelRead the original story

    39 min ago | Scoop

    The House of Representatives has headed out of town to memorialize wars without managing to achieve agreement with the Senate on reauthorizing some of the most abusive "temporary" measures of the PATRIOT Act. Three cheers for Congressional vacations! In 2001, U.S. military spending was $397 billion, from which it soared to a peak of $720 billion in 2010, and is now at $610 billion in 2015.


  4. Santa Barbara oil spill: Authorities, environmentalists step up responseRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | KTUC-AM Tucson

    Meanwhile, environmentalists declared the 105,000-gallon spill "a wake-up call" about additional oil development and the nation's dependence on fossil fuels. The federal government ordered the firm, Plains All American Pipeline, to suspend operations and make safety improvements on the ruptured pipe, according to a corrective action order announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


  5. What the drone shows: Tesla's gigafactory rises from desertRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Business Journal

    The UpTake: Elon Musk's vision for a massive gigafactory to make batteries in the Nevada desert is taking shape, as this video shows. May 22 -- Tesla is building what will be the world's largest battery factory.


  6. The end of coalRead the original story

    1 hr ago | John Quiggin

    I have a piece in The Conversation , looking at the continued fall in Chinese demand for coal, and a highly relevant IMF study confirming previous findings that, even disregarding climate change, the health costs of burning coal make it more costly than renewables. So, the idea that the path to development lies through coal is a nonsense.


  7. Audi produces petroleum-free synthetic gasolineRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CanadianDriver

    We've got your daily dose of sci-fi right here: Audi has figured out how to cook up artificial, totally carbon-neutral gasoline out of plant material. And as if that's not radical enough, the company's next goal is to find a way to make the fuel, called 'e-benzin,' through a process involving only water, hydrogen, solar power, and carbon dioxide.


  8. Savannas help to slow climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | RedOrbit

    When it comes to capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reducing greenhouse gases, tropical rainforests are often known as the "Earth's lungs," but rainforests are not the only ones performing this vital function. A global research project describes how the vast extensions of semi-arid landscapes, which form the transition zone between rainforest and desert, also play a big part.


  9. SunEdison Jumps on New Projects, New Buy Rating, Yieldco SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Barron's

    Amid a solar selloff, a noted solar bear is recommending SunEdison . A big reason is the market acceptance of its yieldco, TerraForm Power .


  10. Blood Tribe hosts environmental summitRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | GlobalNews

    The environment is intertwined into our daily lives, playing a key role in where we are and where we're headed. The Blood tribe is making the environment a priority - hosting a three-day summit headed by the Kainai Ecosystem Protection Agency.


  11. Today's Energy Unicorn: The Scent of MuskRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Power Line

    What is it about Elon Musk? People must think his name is "Steve Jobs" in some obscure Slavic language. Sure, I think the Tesla is cool, and think they might lead to something useful some day, but right now they're a boutique toy for affluent people.


  12. Nevada firm's 25MW Hawaii geothermal contract should be approved, consultant saysRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Boston Pacific Co., the firm monitoring the bid process for the development of a 25-megawatt geothermal energy project on Hawaii's Big Island, which was awarded to Nevada's Ormat Technologies Inc. , is recommending Hawaii regulators approve the selection. Boston Pacific said in a letter this month to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission that the state agency should approve Ormat's Moana Geothermal project because its bid was able to meet the threshold price of 12 cents per kilowatt hour.


  13. Coal's Worst Fear Affirmed in Analysis of Obama Climate PlanRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Electricity generation from the carbon-intensive fossil fuel would fall by 90 gigawatts, more than twice the decline government analysts had predicted as recently as April, according to a report released Friday by the Energy Information Administration. There were about 292 gigawatts of coal-fired generation capacity in 2014, according to EIA.


  14. Santa Barbara Environmental Groups 'Saddened and Disgusted' by Refugio Oil SpillRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    ... that "it is dj vu for us." He hopes this week's spill is a catalyst for people to make the change to alternative energy sources, a goal shared by Sierra Club California director Kathryn Phillips. "This should be a message to every elected official ...


  15. Intel's HQ gets a new renewable energy crown, but not the type you thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Intel's Santa Clara headquarters is gaining a crown of wind turbines, providing another way for the company to stay green in powering its operations. Starting Wednesday, the semiconductor chipmaker began installing 58 wind micro-turbines, each measuring between six and seven feet tall and weighing about 30 pounds, as part of a pilot project.


  16. Hootsuite, Kabbage Announce New Offerings, More Weekly HeadlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Small Business Trends

    ... to fuel their operations. But you don't need to be a high tech heavy weight to participate. Creating alternative energy sources is certainly an important task. But it's not necessarily one that's going to be popular with investors, given the ...


  17. "Merchants of Doubt": A Discussion on Effective Science CommunicationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Nexus

    Last Wednesday, the Sustainable Science Communication Conference kicked off its event with a screening of "Merchants of Doubt" in UCSB's Pollock Theater. Featuring approaches from several academic research disciples, community organizations and practitioners, this conference focuses on effective communication about environmental science and sustainability.


  18. Recharge Wrap-up: Georgia EV supporters threaten lawsuits, Tesla invites hacking at Def Con?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Autoblog

    China will eliminate annual taxes on some electric vehicles. The exemptions to the 2012 Vehicle and Vessel Tax affect commercial EVs, including plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles.


  19. Vetr Inc. Downgrades Sunedison to Strong SellRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    They currently have a $23.56 price target on the stock. Vetr 's price objective would indicate a potential downside of 23.18% from the stock's previous close.


  20. UNplug solar controller aims to help you take your fridge off the gridRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | TreeHugger

    Where's the middle ground between having a small solar charger for your gadgets, and having a rooftop solar array capable of powering your entire house? The UNplug might know. Solar energy is rapidly becoming a viable option for many homes and businesses, and every week seems to bring news of another new solar financing vehicle or a drop in prices, but it's still out of reach of many of us, just in terms of the initial costs.