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The PTC expired at the end of last year but was renewed

The PTC expired at the end of last year but was renewed for Jan. 1 through the end of 2013 as part of the fiscal cliff deal that implemented federal spending cuts but also some new taxes for the wealthiest … Continue reading

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Latino Politicians Saying ‘Si Se Puede’ to Higher Energy Bills, Less Solar Power

Consider California Assemblyman Henry Perea, the sponsor of AB 327, which, if passed, will fundamentally alter how — and how much — Latinos and all Californians will pay on their energy bills. Given his Latino-heavy Fresno district, Perea, who ran … Continue reading

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Energy industry must be more transparent, say MPs

Energy price rises coupled with high profits, mis-selling scandals at power firms and a lack of transparency over bills have destroyed consumers’ trust in energy companies, a committee of MPs has said in a report that also criticises the sector’s … Continue reading

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Meetings set for O’Brien County wind projects

The main agenda item at the regular Tuesday morning July 30 session of the County Board of Supervisors was the discussion setting the date, time and location for the 500 megawatt, Invenergy Highland Wind Energy Project construction permit application hearing.All … Continue reading

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Hope for algae-powered future

First, the bad news: because of climate change and worsening water pollution, algae, the world’s fastest-growing photosynthetic organisms, are proliferating worldwide. A few of these are of the toxic blue-green variety.The good news is that some strains of algae can … Continue reading

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Interesting Solar Power Facts

An important fact that almost everyone knows about solar energy is it is free. Once your home or office solar system is paid for you can enjoy free clean renewable energy from the sun. Because more and more people are … Continue reading

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Solar energy plants get the green light

Australia’s biggest solar energy plants have been given the funding go-ahead, clearing the way for the installation of 2 million solar panels at two sites in the NSW outback.Power company AGL on Wednesday committed to proceeding with the $450 million … Continue reading

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Wind, solar could benefit from Kansas transmission compact

Kansas has more wind energy potential than any state except Texas, but eight states generate more total megawatts of wind power even as Brownback and his legislature have taken steps to boost Kansas wind industry. A key problem: a lack … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Becomes More Efficient

Energy efficiency is becoming, well, more efficient as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) technology is expanding. BIPV is a solar technology in which solar sensors or panels are built directly into a building’s materials, such as roof tiles or glass. This allows … Continue reading

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Science is key to locally adapting the post-2015 agenda

In fact, the document makes an explicit point about technology transfer: “The innovation, diffusion and transfer of technology is critical to realising true transformation. Whether in information, transportation,communications or life-saving medicines, new technologies can help countries leapfrog to new levels … Continue reading

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