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Category: Renewable Energy :: General
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Larry the Lobster, the famous crustacean spared from Florida boiling pot, dies 28.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement.
America’s overlooked renewable energy source: Water has surprisingly bright future 28.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Long before wind and solar, water was the nation's top renewable energy source. Going back some 100 years, the United States built enormous dams -- like the Depression-era Hoover Dam in Nevada -- to produce tremendous amounts of energy.
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Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its indoor ski slope. Its oil output and fossil fuel-burning airlines are growing, and its per-capita carbon emissions rank among the world’s highest. Yet this federation of sheikhdoms on the Persia...
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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey 26.7.2016 Durango Herald
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi, more than year after takeoff in first round-the-world flight powered by solar energy
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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey 26.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.
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Untangling a western Arizona power-line issue 25.7.2016 azcentral.com | business
A wildlife refuge or a small retirement town may become the home for new power line that connects Arizona to ...
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NREL installs fuel-efficient hybrid propulsion systems on second campus shuttle 19.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory last month installed its second fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid propulsion system on a passenger shuttle bus.
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Op-ed: Hatch questions program that helps fuel Utah's solar boom 17.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
If a government initiative helped Utah to launch thousands of new jobs, attract millions of dollars in new business and become a national leader in a fast-growing industry — all in less than seven years — would you consider it a success? In fact, that’s exactly what has happened since the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s “green energy” stimulus grants helped kick-start Utah’s unprecedented growth in solar energy, with additional state tax credits and business incentives causing tha...
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There’s no Brexit from our climate problems 14.7.2016 Writers on the Range
A rant against the mindless pleasure of simply smashing something to see what happens.
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Utah lawmakers take first step to have more say in plans for regional power grid 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah lawmakers began the process of drafting legislation that could allow them to block the state’s participation in California’s proposed regional electrical grid. After nearly two hours of testimony Wednesday, members of the Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Interim Committee said they will begin work on a bill to give the Utah Legislature the ability to weigh in on the California proposal to unify and oversee the power grid serving 11 Western states in order to cut electrical costs, imp...
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Lawmakers take first step to block Utah taking part in regional power grid 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah lawmakers began the process of drafting legislation that could block the state’s participation in California’s proposed regional electrical grid. After nearly two hours of testimony Wednesday, members of the Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Interim Committee said they will begin work on a bill to give the Utah legislature the ability to weigh in on the California proposal to unify and oversee 11 western states in order to cut electrical costs, improve efficiency and promote renewable... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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In a pledge for the planet, Salt Lake City vows to shift to all renewable energy, all the time by 2032 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Leaders pledged Wednesday to transition Salt Lake City all the way to renewable energy by 2032. By doing so, Mayor Jackie Biskupski said the city would become a national and global leader in combating climate change. The move also would improve air quality along the Wasatch Front. A second goal of the “Climate Positive” initiative is to reduce the production of greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2040. Biskupski said there will be a reporting mechanism to track progress. “This is the most rapid tr...
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Studies show regional power grid would be great for California -- for Utah, outlook is still unclear 13.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The creation of a 11-state regional grid, managed by California’s Independent System Operator, would be a big boon for the environment and for California’s economy, according to the latest studies. But Utah could see increased carbon emissions in the early years of such a grid — and would have to agree to a uniform fee to access it. California ratepayers stand to save as much as $1.5 billion a year under the regional grid proposal — enough to cut the state’s retail power rates by as much as 3 pe...
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Studies show regional grid would be great for California -- but for Utah, outlook is still unclear 13.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The creation of a 11-state regional grid, managed by California’s Independent System Operator, would be a big boon for the environment and for California’s economy, according to the latest studies. But Utah could see increased carbon emissions in the early years of such a grid — and would have to agree to a uniform fee to access it. California ratepayers stand to save as much as $1.5 billion a year under the regional grid proposal — enough to cut the state’s retail power rates by as much as 3 pe... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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A $1.6 million building to put Colorado on the wind industry map 12.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
Colorado helped finance a $1.56 million facility on the National Wind Technology Center that could help bridge the gap between universities and companies, ushering in a new era of wind technology.
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Op-ed: U. Trustees bend toward fossil-fuel industry and away from people 10.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
President David Pershing and the University of Utah Board of Trustees’ recent decision not to divest the University’s endowment from the fossil fuel industry represents a tragic surrender of leadership. In response to the Academic Senate’s recommendation that the university divest, the president and the board have stated that “climate change is one of the most pressing and difficult issues of our time.” This statement falls far short of reality. Climate change and the global destruction it is a...
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Hillary Clinton’s plans for boosting renewable energy (2 letters) 3.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Call me cynical, but I’m guessing that Hillary Clinton’s interest in “renewable energy” is way less than her interest in becoming president.
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Public Utilities Commission agrees to billing and credit change for solar gardens 30.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission allowed changes to a quirky billing and crediting methodology, making solar gardens more accessible to residential and low-income customers and reversing the commission's previous decision in March.
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N. American leaders to make pledge renewables 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent of North America’s electrical power by 2025, White House officials said Monday. That’s a big jump from last year’s 37 percent level. But it’s doable through greater efficiency and reliance on solar, wind and other clean energy sources, Brian Deese, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said. “The transformation of the American energy sector that’s underway...
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Are Hillary Clinton’s clean energy goals achievable? 26.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee, her plans for the country’s energy and environmental policy are taking new prominence.
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