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Thursday, 21 February 2013 19:16

EFC News - February 21, 2013

ECG – 2.21.13 Renewables Jammin in January
Renewables constitute all new US electricity capacity added in January (The Hill) http://bit.ly/XpJohl

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  1. Obama to fast-track permits for green energy, no mention of oil and gas permits (Daily Caller) http://bit.ly/XpIFMY
  2. Renewable energy's big secret (Washington Times) http://bit.ly/135o4o6



  1. Reid: Strengthen renewable energy standards (Houston Chronicle) http://bit.ly/13lMQfu
    • Sample tweet: Harry Reid calls on #Nevada lawmakers to strengthen renewable energy standard. Clean energy drives economic growth! http://bit.ly/13lMQfu
  2. Wind Energy Records Fall in Washington, Texas, Colorado (Green Tech Media) http://bit.ly/XpBQLw
    • Sample tweet: Washington, Texas, and Colorado recently broke #wind energy records. Wind is a cost-effective, key source of energy. http://bit.ly/W5M0Gf
  3. Renewables constitute all new US electricity capacity added in January (The Hill) http://bit.ly/XpJohl
    • Sample tweet: #Renewableenergy constituted all the new electrical capacity added in the U.S. during January. #solar #wind #biomass http://bit.ly/XpJohl
  4. Tesla expects to turn a profit, build 20,000 electric cars (Detroit Free Press) http://on.freep.com/1571Lgv
  5. Michigan Utilities On Track To Meet Renewable Energy Mandates (North American Wind Power) http://bit.ly/YdgBxZ
  6. Offshore wind production bill gets preliminary approval in Maryland House (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/13gRA62
  7. Guest column: Unleash energy opportunities for Montana (Bozeman Daily Chronicle) http://bit.ly/XAuCWV


  1. Senators raise alarm over another possible sale of taxpayer-backed firm to Chinese (Fox News) http://fxn.ws/UKrNE9
  2. Biofuel Energy cuts 45 jobs at Minn. ethanol plant (Denver Post) http://bit.ly/XyMa5K
  3. Brazil Ethanols Exports to U.S. May Rise 29% Next Crop (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/ZrWfWc
  4. Tesla results renew worries about its long-term viability (LA Times) http://lat.ms/13j5qoC
  5. Minnesota solar industry pushes for utility mandate (Star Tribune) http://bit.ly/Xn5tjF
  6. Ford predicts slow Focus EV sales climb (Detroit News) http://bit.ly/Ydf7nb


  1. Financial regulation – biased against clean energy and green infrastructure? (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) http://bit.ly/VObsQx


National & State Politics

  1. SC House sidelines solar bill (Charlotte Business Journal) http://bit.ly/1350Oa0
  2. $2 million in grants, loans lure New York green energy company to Hoboken (Jersey Journal) http://bit.ly/Zh6IjA
  3. Biodiesel proponents lobby for high-blend exemption (Iowa Farmer Today) http://bit.ly/YbRVYk
  4. Vermont launches new energy loan program (Boston.com) http://bo.st/ZiUcA1
  5. Solar energy companies upset over Idaho Power proposal (KTVB News) http://bit.ly/Xqqas2
  6. Court the Right: Advice for Obama's Next Energy Department Chief (Bloomberg Businessweek) http://bloom.bg/1371L1w
  7. ATRA Inadvertently Expands Scope of Hydropower Facility Credit Period Rule, But Possibly Without Consequence (Bloomberg BNA) http://bit.ly/YoIW2a

Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass

  1. Three Ways for a Solar Energy Deal to Fail (AOL Energy) http://aol.it/Wagul8
  2. One more problem for Energy Future Holdings: wind power (Dallas Morning News) http://bit.ly/WXx77t
  3. Residents: Solar power plant would destroy Bedminster's rural character (NJ.com) http://bit.ly/WavUpi
  4. Green Power: Cheap Ways You Can Get It (Earth Techling) http://bit.ly/VyebLw

Vehicles, Biofuels, Geothermal, Electrification

  1. Electric car turns heads (Saint Cloud Times) http://on.sctimes.com/Xro9vz
  2. PACE Funding In Florida Gets $500 Million Boost (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/Zhlh6B
  3. U.S. Agriculture secretary: Biofuels helping Ohio agriculture (The Lima News) http://bit.ly/Y9QiKV
  4. Clean Fuels to Drive Economic Growth (The Energy Collective) http://bit.ly/XN0NQf
  5. Portland company making environment-friendly fuels from restaurant grease (Bangor Daily News) http://bit.ly/XlKrSq
  6. EPA sets renewable fuel standards, tackles fraud (The Hill) http://bit.ly/WRdOLk

Business & Investing

  1. Tesla’s Earnings Indicate Some Customer Cancellations (New York Times) http://nyti.ms/XlWTli
  2. As Tesla Eyes Profit, Elon Musk Wants to Punch Himself in the Face (Bloomberg Businessweek) http://buswk.co/VwY2Wu

April 17 -- California’s wind energy production levels recently reached a new all-time high of 4,196 megawatts (MW).  >>View Article

April 17 -- Home furniture retailer Ikea has activated what it says is the largest rooftop solar array in Maryland at its distribution center in Perryville.  >>View Article

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:49

Toyota's Hybrid Vehicle Sales Pass 5 Million

April 17 -- Toyota's global sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have surpassed 5 million in a milestone for a technology that was initially greeted with skepticism.  >>View Article

April 17 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans Monday to increase energy efficiency on farms and help farmers update their technology with a proposal for streamlined applications for renewable energy funding.  >>View Article

Friday, 12 April 2013 15:47

Solar Power Shines In March

April 12 -- Now, for the first time, solar energy accounted for all new utility electricity generation capacity added to the U.S. grid in March, the Solar Energy Industries Association is announcing. >>View Article

April 12 -- Enviros hoping for details on President Obama’s promised biofuel push got a few answers yesterday in the president’s new budget, which still left some questions as to how the administration plans to pay for expensive new biofuels research. >>View Article

Friday, 12 April 2013 15:40

Union Station Switches To Wind Power

April 12 -- The historic train depot signed a contract with Herndon, Va.-based Washington Gas Energy Services that will see it purchase renewable energy credits from a network of wind farms in order to offset its annual energy consumption. >>View Article

April 12 -- New Jersey's proposal to start funding renewable energy storage projects comes at the same time that the state is cutting renewable energy funding down to $7.5 million for 2014. >>View Article

April 10 -- California wind power generators produced a record 4,196 megawatts of electricity Sunday evening, the state's grid operator reported. >>View Article

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