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October 29 -- If the notion "he who lives by the subsidy dies by the subsidy" is true, then oil, gas and nuclear companies must be dying a thousand deaths. "A Sad Green Story," the recent New York Times article by David Brooks, is way off the mark with where we need to go as a country and as an entire planet. Now is not the time to malign investments in our health, welfare and a sustainable energy future. >>View Article

October 29 -- Alabama may not have to look too far down the road to see a future filled with electric vehicles, and leaders met Friday in Montgomery make sure they’re ready.  As Chevrolet, Ford and Nissan showed off some of the latest technology in front of the Renaissance Hotel, Rep. Greg Wren, R-Montgomery, was one of those who spoke to a crowd of government, military and business representatives inside the Convention Center about how to move it forward. >>View Article

October 29 -- The Department of Defense has been steadily picking up the pace of its clean energy initiatives, and that includes the Army Reserve. This week, CleanTechnica had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Tad Davis, the person in charge of a $1.2 billion-per-year office that oversees sustainability programs for the Army, Army National Guard, and Reserve. Mr. Davis described how Reservists are uniquely positioned to play a powerful role as the Army transitions into a more sustainable force that leverages alternative energy as well as water conservation, waste management, and land stewardship. >>View Article

October 26 -- Venture-capital (VC) funding in the wind energy sector jumped to $57 million in six deals in the third quarter, compared to just $17 million in three deals in the second quarter, according to a recently released report from clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. >>View Article 

October 26 -- Working out of a small keyman office on Main Street in Davidson, Shawn LeMond and his Sustainable Energy Community Development Co. have been quietly — but effectively — hooking up renewable-energy developers with economically distressed communities. >>View Article 

Friday, 26 October 2012 14:34

Google Backs Biofuel

October 26 -- Google Ventures is investing in Cool Planet Energy Systems, a company aiming to produce cheap biofuels in its first commercial processing plant, according to reports.  Google, along with BP, ConocoPhillips and NRG, are investing in Cool Planet, a company that pants to replace gasoline with biofuel, GigaOm reported.  >>View Article 

October 25 -- Wind power posted the greatest gain in domestic energy consumption in 2011 as overall energy use dropped, according to an analysis by the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). >>View Article 

October 25 -- Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer says he will focus on pushing California toward an alternative energy future when he steps down from the company he founded, Farallon Capital. >>View Article

October 24 -- In September, all new electricity generating capacity added in the US came from solar and wind.  Five wind projects totalling 300 megawatts (MW) and 18 solar projects for 133 MW were added, according to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects. >>View Article

October 24 -- Venture capital investment in wind energy more than tripled during the third quarter while the acquisitions fell, according to Mercom Capital Group LLC. >>View Article

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