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July 3 -- President Barack Obama’s plan to use regulations to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants could result in the U.S. economy adding jobs -- not losing them -- as well as lower electricity rates, according to an analysis released by an environmental group that favors the rules. >>View Article

June 17 -- Wind turbines are here to stay. They are increasing in numbers every day, and industry figures show that the amount of energy they are able to generate has reached tremendous levels. The 19th century belonged to coal, the 20th to oil, and the 21st century belongs to clean energy, with wind energy being one of the foundations of that. >>View Article

June 12 -- Looking for a job to help you save the planet? You live in the right state for it.  According to Environmental Entreprenuers, an environmental policy group that studies Green jobs, Minnesota ranked 10th in the nation in adding new clean-energy jobs in the first quarter of 2013. The 189 new jobs, the group said in a June 4 report, come from 83 announced projects in the state as well as 106 projects that are in progress. >>View Article

July 15 -- At the height of the summer driving season, it is unfortunate how dependent drivers in North Carolina and the rest of the country remain on high-priced gasoline. Drivers in the Tar Heel state can expect to pay as much as $3.79 a gallon to fill up their cars. The effect of those high gas prices on families is eye-opening. In fact, when it costs more to fulfill basic transportation needs, new polling shows that North Carolinians are less likely to spend money on dining out, clothes and even gifts. We deserve our independence with more renewable fuel options at the pump. >>View Article

May 30 -- A Canada-based wind tower manufacturer that is setting up shop in the southeastern South Dakota city of Brandon says it hopes to start production this summer. >>View Article

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:36

New Bedford looks to ‘Wind City’

May 28 -- City officials and business leaders of New Bedford came to the perfect place for inspiration last month, just before they broke ground on America’s first port terminal dedicated to the offshore wind industry. For all the lament in New Bedford about the city’s high unemployment rate, Bremerhaven, Germany, had it worse. Locals once said this was a city of no hope. >>View Article

May 17 -- The electric vehicle partnership has created more than 1600 jobs here in Orego, drawing praise from the governor. Oregon now has almost 2,500 electric vehicles registered across the state and more than 40 ev fast-chargers; two of those chargers just installed at the state capitol where Governor Kitzhaber praised the creation of jobs and clean energy use options. >>View Article

April 24 -- As electricity prices rise for homeowners and businesses alike, alternative energy is getting more popular—and solar power in particular is seeing a lot of growth. Solar installations were up 76 percent last year compared with 2011, with 3.3 gigawatts installed across the country, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association. About 1.2 American households currently use solar energy, according to an annual report released by the trade group. >>View Article 

April 23 -- There are more solar energy workers in Texas than there are ranchers. In California, they outnumber actors, and nationwide, America has more solar workers than coal miners. >>View Article

April 19 --Every state in the union has benefitted from solar power’s remarkable growth over the last few years. In an actual headcount of employees, DC-based The Solar Foundation has found 119,000 employees in solar companies across the country.  You can dive in and learn more about them here at the State Solar Jobs Map. >>View Article

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