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Pentagon’s Renewable-Energy Programs Should Conti

December 10 -- Lawmakers Tackling the National Defense Authorization Act are understandably focused on figuring out the dimensions of the president’s right to detain terrorism suspects and whether those suspects should be held in the mainland United States. But there’s another important issue that’s come under debate — the Defense Department’s investment in renewable-energy technologies. So far, the Pentagon’s biofuel efforts have survived two Senate challenges, which is good news for the Pentagon, the environment, and innovation. >>View Article

Koch Brothers Fund Bogus Studies To Kill Renewable Energy

December 10 -- You can say one thing about the Koch brothers: They don't let the facts get in their way.  Of course I'm talking about Charles G. and David H. Koch (above), the billionaire owners of Koch Industries, the oil, coal and natural gas conglomerate that's been dubbed the "kingpin of climate science denial." >>View Article

Government Investment In Clean Energy Is Important

December 10 -- Over the past 30 years, society has struggled with an energy dilemma: fossil fuels have been cheap and plentiful, but they pollute the air and water — and much of the world’s oil must be imported from unstable and often-unfriendly parts of the world. Renewable energy from solar and wind are very clean but very expensive — until recently. >>View Article

GE Begins Work On Advanced Wind Turbine Blade Technology

December 6 -- US electrics company GE is to team up with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop advanced wind turbine blade technology that could put wind energy on an equal economic footing with fossil fuels, GE have announced. >>View Article

Solar Energy Facility Breaks Ground

December 6 -- About 1 million solar panels will soon dot some 1,600 acres near Mount Signal.  Scheduled to reach commercial operation in the fall of 2014, the $700 million Centinela Solar Energy project is expected to generate 170 megawatts and supply San Diego Gas & Electric with enough electricity to power 1 million average households for one year. >>View Article

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