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UC Merced sets goal of 100 percent renewable energy by late 2016 – Merced Sun

October 31, 2014

UC Merced sets goal of 100 percent renewable energy by late 2016 – Merced Sun

UC Merced leaders say the campus could be completely powered through renewable energy by the end of 2016, sooner than originally planned. The campus already gets about 15 percent of its power from its solar panels, and will get 60 percent from a Fresno County solar site in the next couple of years. The University of California system earlier this... 


Dominion Responds to My Renewable Energy Post

October 31, 2014

Dominion Responds to My Renewable Energy Post

By Peter Galuszka In recent days, there’s been a plenty of discussion about renewable energy.  After I wrote on post, Chester “Chet” Wade, a senior spokesman for Dominion Resources, called me to take issue with some of my ideas. I  offered him space to explain Dominion’s views. Here is his response: Your follow-up column has the same shortcoming... 


Japanese utilities face renewable energy glut

October 31, 2014

Japanese utilities face renewable energy glut

This undated photo released by Softbank Corp. shows the Japanese telecommunications and Internet company’s Tottori-Yonago Solar Park in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, western Japan.(Full-size photo) TOKYO – Like other Japanese who were banking on this country’s sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a consultant,... 


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UK Green Investment Bank Passes £5 Billion Milestone

October 31, 2014

UK Green Investment Bank Passes £5 Billion Milestone

Clean Power Published on October 31st, 2014 by Joshua S Hill 1 October 31st, 2014 by Joshua S Hill  The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has congratulated the UK Green Investment Bank on its second anniversary for mobilising more than £5 billion for new green energy... 


Wanted: Renewable energy investors in far-flung areas – eco

October 31, 2014

Wanted: Renewable energy investors in far-flung areas – eco

To meet its target of providing electricity to 90 per cent of all households in the Philippines by 2017, the government is inviting the private sector to invest in renewable energy systems in the countryside. To make the offer more enticing, the Department of Energy (DOE) has committed to streamline the process based on recommendations from a study... 


Alternative Energy ETF Investing 101 – ETF News And Commentary

October 31, 2014

Alternative Energy ETF Investing 101 – ETF News And Commentary

Alternative energy is fast catching up as a source of electricity and would well gain the second spot after coal over the coming years. This is primarily thanks to growth in wind and solar photovoltaics (PV). The U.S. solar energy industry grew 21% year over year in the second quarter of 2014, as per the report from Solar Energy Industries Association... 


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Green jobs fading

October 27, 2014

Green jobs fading

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Wind Jobs Are For Winners

October 27, 2014

Wind Jobs Are For Winners

Clean Power Published on October 26th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan 0 October 26th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan  Out of an obsession for alliteration, I almost made the title of this article: “Wind willy woks fo’ winners.” But I was afraid the Elmer Fudd impersonation wouldn’t... 


Eden Prairie firm is growing into green energy projects – TwinCities.com

October 26, 2014

Eden Prairie firm is growing into green energy projects – TwinCities.com

The balloons were still up at EVS after the engineering company’s 35th anniversary celebration earlier this month. The walls of the 30-person Eden Prairie office contain the framed portraits of some of its best projects, among them the rebuilding of the Interstate 35W bridge and the new Vikings stadium. It’s a firm that has changed with... 


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IN2 and Lab-Corps Help Green Technologies Get to Market

October 31, 2014

IN2 and Lab-Corps Help Green Technologies Get to Market

Two programs announced today will help green technologies get to market, IN2 and Lab-Corps. In a first in the banking industry, the Wells Fargo Foundation is funding a cleantech incubator in partnership with National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), called Innovation Incubator (IN2). Its $10 million grant makes the program possible and will... 


After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom – with challenges

October 31, 2014

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom – with challenges

TOKYO — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country’s sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a consultant, had hoped to supplement his future retirement income in a guilt-free way and invested $200,000 in a 50 kilowatt solar-panel facility, set up earlier this year in a former rice paddy near his home in southwestern...