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Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's Join Lobby Push For Wind Credit

September 19 -- Businesses that support wind power are turning up the pressure on Congress to extend a tax incentive for the industry before it expires at the end of the year. Nineteen businesses outside the energy sector signed a letter sent Tuesday to congressional leaders that argues the 2.2 cent per kilowatt-hour incentive for wind power production “lowers prices for all consumers, keeps America competitive in a global marketplace and creates homegrown American jobs." >>View Article

Biofuels Firm to Build $60 M Plant In Central Georgia

September 19 --  A California biofuels company is building a $60 million plant that will make wood pellets in central Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that General Biofuels Georgia plans to begin production in 2014. >>View Article

Solar Installations Sign Of Growing Green Economy

September 24 -- Covering the 1 million-square-foot roof of a Walmart distribution center, these 14,000 solar panels will produce 30 percent of the building’s energy needs. To Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission who attended a dedication here recently, it’s a sign that renewable energy is on a roll. >>View Article

Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Can Power the Entire East Coast

September 24 -- Offshore winds along the East Coast could generate enough clean, renewable electrical power for at least one-third of the entire US — or the entire East Coast, from Maine to Florida, including some of the nation’s largest cities, according to a Stanford University study released Sept. 14. >>View Article

DoE’s Bet On A Solar Winner

September 19 -- The Semprius solar cell manufacturer is set to open its new facility in Henderson, North Carolina on September 26, and while churning out  solar cells the size of pencil points, it will generate more than 250 new green jobs. >>View Article

Attack On Green Energy Industry Misguided

September 20 -- AS elections heat up, some partisans are trying to turn clean energy into a divisive campaign issue. Misguided, inaccurate attacks on the green-energy industry -- which has flourished over the past decade -- are taking place around the nation every day. >>View Article

Wind Power Is A Job Creator–With The Right Tax Breaks

September 20 -- In mid-August, Vestas, the world's largest manufacturer of wind power turbines, announced it would cut 20 percent of the workforce at its Pueblo, Colo., plant. Less than a week later, the company said it would lay off an additional 1,400 workers worldwide. >>View Article

Clean Energy Sector Surging In Massachusetts

September 21 -- Job growth has been hard to come in in this economy. But in Massachusetts at least, the clean energy industry is adding jobs at a brisk pace. Fueled by decreased costs, increased availability and federal tax credits, the clean energy economy was adding jobs at an 11 percent clip last year. >>View Article

Honeywell’s New Biogas Project Is Innovative

September 21 -- This week, Honeywell unveiled a $35 million renewable energy project in Wilmington, Del., and in my four-plus years of writing about the biomass-based energy industry, I haven’t come across anything quite like it. >>View Article

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