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Tuesday, 04 September 2012 10:16

Project Aims To Harness The Power Of Waves

September 4 -- About 15 years ago, this environmentally conscious state with a fir tree on its license plates began pushing the idea of making renewable energy from the ocean waves that bob and swell on the Pacific horizon. But then one of the first test-buoy generators, launched with great fanfare, promptly sank. It was not a good start. >>View article

 

October 12 -- Alabama Power Co. has reached a 20-year deal to purchase wind power from TradeWind Energy LLC.  The Birmingham-based utility will purchase 202 megawatts of power from the $300 million Buffalo Dunes Wind Project that will be built on 42,000 acres in rural Kansas.  The deal was approved by the Alabama Public Service Commission last month. >>View Article

 

December 5 -- You have the glowing snowflakes in Grants Pass, the shimmering ice skating rink in downtown Redmond and the bustle of nighttime shopping on Broadway in Seaside. These and 11 other festive community holiday lighting displays celebrate the season while illuminating the importance of renewable energy. >>View Article

January 9 -- Electric and hybrid vehicle sales rose 73% in the US in 2012, according to the research firm Mintel. That makes them the fastest-growing sector of the US auto industry, with around 440,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles sold in 2012. >>View Article

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:39

In Minnesota, Solar Tops Clean Energy Agenda

January 9 -- This could be the year major solar legislation sees the light of day in Minnesota.  A Democratic sweep in November has clean energy advocates optimistic about their causes following two years of legislative control by conservative Republicans. >>View Article

January 8 -- After facing several challenges in 2012, including the demise of some high-profile solar energy firms, continued political inaction on climate change and energy policy, and concerns around smart grids/smart meters and consumer privacy, the U.S. clean energy industry is seeking to rebound in 2013. >>View Article

January 8 -- Data shared by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) at the 2012 National Renewable Summit on RPS shows just how effective state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are in building out US clean energy capacity.  >>View Article

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 16:40

Crowd-Funding For Solar Power

January 15 -- For the first time in Minnesota, an electric power cooperative is offering its customers an alternative -- investing in a community-owned solar-power array, and getting credit for the output on their utility bills. >>View Article

January 7 -- A new system built near Slayton, Minn., with more than 7,000 solar panels is part of the boom in solar installations in Minnesota and across the United States.  >>View Article

Monday, 07 January 2013 15:42

DOE Puts Up Another $10m For Biofuels

January 7 -- Those keeping score of the pro vs. against biofuel camps can add another point for the advocates since the federal government has agreed to divert more funds towards the expansion of biofuels. Specifically, the US Department of Energy (DOE) will award more than $10 million to five products designed to speed up technology related to converting biomass to fuel.  >>View Article 

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