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Colorado Company New Hub for Wind Turbines That Could Green Up Ski Areas 23.2.2011 NewWest.Net All Headlines
Colorado Company New Hub for Wind Turbines That Could Green Up Ski Areas
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Does Living Near Wind Turbines Cause Health Problems? 23.2.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A group of residents living near wind farms in Canada have joined together to form an anti-wind power movement. According to CNN, the group is...
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New Solar Testing Labs Will Boost Clean Energy 23.2.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
MILFORD, Conn. — Long before they were installed, the flat panels collecting solar thermal energy on the roof of Glen Mirmina's Milford home needed a...
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Kelly Rigg: Renewable Energy and the Little Engine That Could 23.2.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I have often thought the uphill climb faced by advocates of renewable energy was like the "little blue engine" of the post-industrial age. Is it possible to power that engine of economic growth with renewables instead of coal and oil?
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Report: Californians paying too high a price for renewable energy 23.2.2011 Gristmill
by Todd Woody. Are Californians forking over too much green for green energy? A new report [PDF] from a ratepayers advocacy group found that the price of electricity in 59 percent of renewable energy contracts signed by the state’s three big utilities exceeded the market price referent, or MPR for all you utility junkies. Without getting into the nitty-gritty regulatory calculus, the market price referent is based on the price of electricity from a 500-megawatt natural gas-fired plant, the dominant power source in California. The MPR is a benchmark to gauge the competitiveness of solar power plants, wind farms, and other renewable energy projects. The “Green Rush” report from the Division of Ratepayer Advocates, which is part of the California Public Utilities Commission, generated headlines in a state that loves to hate its monopoly power providers. “Of the 184 renewable energy contracts presented to the CPUC for approval since 2002, only two have been ...
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Democrats Rank High, Republicans, Low on Conservation Voters 2010 Scorecard 23.2.2011 ENS
Democrats Rank High, Republicans, Low on Conservation Voters 2010 Scorecard
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Major progress in resolving the climate change issue is still possible 23.2.2011 ENN Network News - ENN
- Leading environmental economist sets out steps to accelerate clean energy transition, overcome obstacles to adaptation, and strengthen international cooperation on climate stabilization
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Eric Owen Moss On The Solar Decathlon Eviction From National Mall 22.2.2011 TreeHugger
Eric Owen Moss On The Solar Decathlon Eviction From National Mall
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Applicants Lose Out On Thousands Of Dollars In Energy Grants 22.2.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An increase in demand for grants to fund solar panels and advanced energy projects in Ohio, along with a shortage of funding,...
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Inventing New Technologies and Markets 22.2.2011 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Our second annual list of the world's most innovative technology companies highlights businesses whose work is changing industries and lives. After years of making financial plans at huge companies like Unilever and Electronic Arts, Mat Fogarty realized that management is often out of touch with what is going on in a business. It isn't entirely the executives' fault: sometimes they don't have enough information. Too many realities about how their companies are doing—things the executives have to know to make smart decisions—get bottled up at lower levels of the business. For example, several years ago, employees down the chain at Electronic Arts knew that a certain video game was unlikely to ship on time. But executives continued to promise an overoptimistic release date to the outside world, and then they spent millions in a frantic race to meet the deadline. It was too late: the game came out at least a year later. And even though it proved successful, the delay hurt the company's ...
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Ski-park incinerator proves sustainability doesn't mean sacrifice 22.2.2011 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Copenhagen incinerator doubles as ski-park. A waste management plant planned for Copenhagen in 2016 will generate enough heat and electricity for 140,000 homes and will have an added bonus – it'll be covered by an urban ski park. The new plant will replace the existing 40 year old incinerator, taking waste from five municipalities in its area.
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Praying for an Energy Miracle 22.2.2011 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Every clean-tech startup these days claims to have a breakthrough that will finally make renewable and clean energy sources cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels. But are we really on the brink of a clean-energy economy? The company's breakthrough is strictly off-limits to outsiders. Work on the technology goes on in an unseen part of the sprawling one-story building, beyond the machine shop, the various testing and fabrication instruments, the large open office space stuffed with cubicles. What a visitor gets to see instead is a thin wafer of silicon that would be familiar to anyone in the solar-power industry. And that's exactly the point. The company's advance is all about reducing the expense of manufacturing conventional solar cells. ...
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Gray makes green housing pledge 22.2.2011 Science / Technology News

Labour leader Iain Gray has promised a "green housing revolution" with thousands of properties producing their own renewable energy if the party wins the Scottish election.

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Startup America Gives Cleantech Entrepreneurs a Leg Up 21.2.2011 Environmental News Network
U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills on Wednesday revealed details of a pilot program through which it is working with four cleantech business accelerators across the country to provide mentoring to 100 entrepreneurs in the cleantech arena. The pilot is the inaugural program of the Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps (EMC), a component of Startup America, a White House initiative that was announced two weeks ago to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation.
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Infographic: Forget China, Who Are Really the World's Worst Carbon Polluters? 21.2.2011 GOOD
Probably the most common refrain you here from anyone arguing against the United States agreeing to significant emissions reductions is, "what about China and India?" China is, after all, now the world's largest total emitter of carbon dioxide emissions. But that's not the most important emissions metric we should be focusing on. Per capita carbon emissions is a much more telling statistic. Sure, China emits the most total tons of carbon dioxide, because it also has the largest population. On a per capita basis, even rapidly developing nations like China and India have a long way to go to catch up with long industrialized nations like the United States and those in Western Europe. Designer Stanford Kay laid the two metrics side by side in a great and revealing infographic on Miller-McCune. As Kay (who granted us permission to run the graphic here) writes , "it’s clear there is plenty of room for other, smaller countries to reduce their per capita contributions to ...
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Eric Owen Moss: Solar Decathlon 2011: Tell Me to What You Pay Attention and I'll Tell You Who You Are 21.2.2011 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Retreating on its promise to install mini-houses on the Mall this September, a year and a half into a design and construction process, the Department of Energy has pulled the Solar plug on the promised Mall site.
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Famed Futurist: "We Can Meet All Our Energy Needs from Solar in 20 Years" 21.2.2011 TreeHugger
Famed Futurist: "We Can Meet All Our Energy Needs from Solar in 20 Years"
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Tapping volcanoes for superefficient geothermal energy 21.2.2011 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Geologists drilling in the Krafla volcano in Iceland struck upon a high grade source of geothermal energy when their deep drilling well hit a pool of molten rock. These magma wells could produce five times the power of conventional wells as the economics of generating steam from hot geothermal sources improve as temperature and pressure increase.
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US House Slashes Funding for Public Health, Clean Air, Clean Water 20.2.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
WASHINGTON, DC - Early Saturday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a funding bill that environmentalists say amounts to the biggest attack on clean air and clean water in recent history. H.R. 1, the continuing resolution offered by House Republicans to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year, passed by a vote of 235-189. Only three Republicans joined all the Democrats in voting no. American Lung Association President and CEO Charles Connor called the bill "a severe assault on the health of all Americans." read ...
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The energy [r]evolution has begun 20.2.2011 Gristmill
by Sven Teske. Access to energy is vital for our economies, but energy is one of the main sources of the greenhouse gas emissions putting our climate at risk. It follows that we need to transition to a low-carbon, renewable energy mix. That aspiration is frequently debated—at times encouraged, often mocked—but it bears emphasizing: the energy revolution is already underway . Greenpeace, the German Space Agency (DLR), and the European Renewable Energy Council—representing over 400,000 renewable energy workers—joined forces back in 2007 and have since published more than 40 global, regional, and national Energy [R]evolution scenarios . Each dives deep into a country’s current energy demand and supply structure and develops a renewable energy strategy, unfolding in 10 year steps up to 2050. The most recently published version of the global energy [r]evolution (June 2010, which included 14 brand new national and regional scenarios and identified investment needs ...
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