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Alabama Leaders Support Push For Electric Cars

October 29 -- Alabama may not have to look too far down the road to see a future filled with electric vehicles, and leaders met Friday in Montgomery make sure they’re ready.  As Chevrolet, Ford and Nissan showed off some of the latest technology in front of the Renaissance Hotel, Rep. Greg Wren, R-Montgomery, was one of those who spoke to a crowd of government, military and business representatives inside the Convention Center about how to move it forward. >>View Article

Army Reserve Quietly Steps Up Its Sustainability Game

October 29 -- The Department of Defense has been steadily picking up the pace of its clean energy initiatives, and that includes the Army Reserve. This week, CleanTechnica had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Tad Davis, the person in charge of a $1.2 billion-per-year office that oversees sustainability programs for the Army, Army National Guard, and Reserve. Mr. Davis described how Reservists are uniquely positioned to play a powerful role as the Army transitions into a more sustainable force that leverages alternative energy as well as water conservation, waste management, and land stewardship. >>View Article

Making Renewable Energy A NC Growth Industry

October 26 -- Working out of a small keyman office on Main Street in Davidson, Shawn LeMond and his Sustainable Energy Community Development Co. have been quietly — but effectively — hooking up renewable-energy developers with economically distressed communities. >>View Article 

Eagles' Stadium Getting Wind And Solar

October 26 -- Lincoln Financial Field will soon be a greener place, if that’s possible.  The first of several large, stealth-like wind turbines are now going up at the very top of the Linc.  The 14 wind turbines — seven each on the north and south sides of the stadium’s roof line — are 15 feet tall, made of carbon, fiberglass, and steel, and weigh about 1,000 pounds each. >>View Article 

Google Backs Biofuel

October 26 -- Google Ventures is investing in Cool Planet Energy Systems, a company aiming to produce cheap biofuels in its first commercial processing plant, according to reports.  Google, along with BP, ConocoPhillips and NRG, are investing in Cool Planet, a company that pants to replace gasoline with biofuel, GigaOm reported.  >>View Article 

Colorado’s Wind-Power Capacity Seen Growing By 26% In 2012

October 25 --  The amount of electricity Colorado can generate from the wind is expected to grow by 26 percent before the year ends.  That will boost the state’s total capacity for wind power by 467 megawatts from 1,805 megawatts currently, according to figures from the American Wind Energy Association, to 2,272 megawatts — enough wind power to support 568,000 home should all the wind farms be operating at full capacity at the same time. >>View Article

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