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August 20 --  Austin's 'Chevy Volt Village' makes a handy political target, but in fact clean energy — and especially wind power — has been very, very good for the economy of Texas. >>View Article

August 20 -- The Energy Department today announced a new partnership between the Department's Challenge Home program and Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) on a voluntary certification process for homes that are so energy-efficient, they can offset most or all of their utility bills with a small renewable energy system. These homes are referred to as zero net-energy ready homes. Home builders participating in these programs gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace by providing their customers with homes featuring unparalleled energy savings, quality, comfort, health, and durability. >>View Article

August 24 -- This months’ announcement from the White House calling for green energy bids and its plan to fast-track wind and solar projects delivered a clear message that renewable energy is something the American military – and its government – whole-heartily believes in. The federal government’s Renewable Energy Partnership Plan (Plan), headed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of the Interior (DOI), is pushing new project development on and near numerous military installations to the tune of $7 billion dollars. >>View Article

August 30 -- If you’re looking for a career change, or want to learn a practical skill that can earn a good income, you may want to check out a new program at Mid-South Community College. Students are learning how to produce biodiesel fuel and turn it into a career making good money.  >>View Article

 
 
 
 

January 9 -- After years of strong growth in green energy, the coming clashes between Congress and President Barack Obama are already prompting a sober outlook for one of the nation's leading renewable energy and efficiency advocacy coalitions.  >>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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