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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 

January 4 -- Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief this week following successful votes in the U.S. Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”. Within the energy sector, one of the fundamental issues at stake during the last months of budget wrangling was the fate of a suite of clean energy tax incentives that have proven vital to the growth of home-grown, clean energy.  >>View Article

January 4 -- Electric car sales are set to rise dramatically as more models come onto the market during 2013 and charging infrastructure expands, according to new research.  >>View Article

Friday, 04 January 2013 18:44

Solar Companies Shine On Wall Street

January 4 -- Shares of solar companies shined Thursday, glowing from the big move by a Warren Buffett-controlled company to buy two solar power-generating plants being built in California.  >>View Article

January 15 -- An environmental group reports that Dominion Virginia Power has reached a tentative agreement with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on the state’s renewable energy law. >>View Article

January 15 -- The 2013 Leaf will retail for $6,000 less than the previous model, the company announced Monday at the Detroit auto show. The S-series, Nissan’s newest model in a line of battery-powered all-electric vehicles, will cost $28,800. >>View Article

January 14 -- There are still technical hurdles to be overcome in developing the massive blades and generators necessary to cost-effectively harness wind in the ocean. But for the wind industry, this may be the biggest prize yet to come.  >>View Article

January 14 -- Countries must “substantially” expand their capacity to produce energy from solar, wind and other renewable resources to meet a global United Nations target, says the International Renewable Energy Agency.  >>View Article

January 11 -- The 150-megawatt Mesquite Solar 1 power plant, backed by a U.S. loan guarantee, is on-line and generating clean power for thousands of homes.  >> View Article

January 11 -- New York City officials are thinking more about climate resiliency in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. But adaptation — making the city more resilient to intensifying extreme weather — is only one part of an effective strategy. >>View Article


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